The Yorkton Exhibition Association officially broke ground on the New Grandstand Project.
Roughly 450-thousand of the 600-thousand dollar project has been raised.
Past President of the Yorkton Exhibition Association Lori Walsh says while the ground breaking is exciting news, the project is still conducting some fundraising.
“We’ve got several ideas that are looming on different ways that we can potentially raise the funds,” Walsh said. “But the good news is that we are also certain that in the future we’ll be able to host events that will be specific fundraisers for this.”
Anyone wanting to contribute towards the project can visit www.yorktonexhibition.com or call 306-783-4800.
NL Construction will be undertaking the project, with an expected completion of this June.
Walsh notes that the new grandstand will be similar to the old one.
“We’ll be using the existing roof structure. The elements underneath are going to be what’s replaced, so the steel and wood structure,” she explained. “However, initially, it’s going to look different in that the facility is not going to be closed in and fully cladded, so it’s more of an open concept grandstand.”