This past month has been an exciting one for Moose Jaw and Saskatchewan.
Being that Saskatchewan is now the home of the 2013 Grey Cup champions, Moose Jaw will host the 2014 Telus Cup and the Scotties Tournament of Hearts will be making its way to the Friendly City in 2015, there’s a lot to celebrate provincially and civically.
Although there has been a lot of talk about the economic impact events like these have on a community, the social aspect is equally as important.
Communities bond over larger scale events like this. People who may otherwise not have met come together as volunteers and through fundraising and donations, communities unite in support for the event at hand.
This is the base for a healthy community — neighbours helping neighbours.
Following the many debates around Mosaic Place, then known as the multiplex, before the decision to build, Moose Jaw seemed divided. However in the past year, the city seems to have come back together.
With the addition of some new restaurants, hotels, businesses and community members, Moose Jaw has also begun to grow in numbers and culturally
There is more to do at any given time in Moose Jaw than there has been in many, many years.
Whether you are looking to take in a Warrior game, enjoy a concert, attend an evening at the theatre, shop downtown, warm up at the Temple Gardens Mineral Spa or end the evening with a night cap and a meal at one of the many dinning options, Moose Javians can now say there is a little bit of something for everyone and mean it.
That’s why the organizers of these larger events are taking notice and awarding Moose Jaw these projects. They see what we have and want to be a part of it.
With each of the coming events, there will be televised coverage and not only will we be showing off our city to those who attend, but also to the country and in some cases the world.
Moose Jaw is unique not only by name, but by the people who call it home and soon the world will know it.
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