Kinsmen Park and Mendel Art Gallery site targeted for renewal
Posted on November 16, 2010 by Norm Fisher, Royal LePage Vidorra
Saskatoon’s largest park, together with the sites of the Mendel Art Gallery, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan and the Shearwater boat tour docks are the target of a massive renewal project and the city of Saskatoon is ready to begin a two-year planning process to ensure that the public amenities best meet the future needs of the community. Attendance at Kinsmen Park has declined forty percent in recent years. A $5 million dollar sponsorship agreement with Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan provides funding for a needed renewal that will link the four City Parkarea amenities under one concept plan.
The $170,000 planning process was approved Monday by the city’s executive committee. Assuming that $100,000 in funding from next year’s budget is approved in December, the planning process for a transformation can begin immediately with the hiring of a consultant and a public call for ideas for the Mendel Art Gallery site that will become vacant when the Art Gallery of Saskatchewan opens in late 2014 at River Landing.
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Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.Less...
Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.
Norm is known for his passion for technology and can most often be found exploring and experimenting with the next big thing in real estate marketing. He was the first Saskatoon real estate agent to promote a home online and has been an early adopter of new technologies ever since. “Everything about this business has changed over the past 20 years, and it will happen again in the next ten. An open mind and a curious attitude are all that’s needed to continue to find new ways to serve our clients by delivering a faster, smoother, worry-free transaction,” says Norm.
In his spare time, Norm enjoys Crossfit and cycling, some years accumulating over 2,000 kilometres on the road. He’s a strong supporter of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and enjoys raising funds by joining fun, fitness-related initiatives like the Grouse Grind for Shelter. In 2015, he trekked the Peruvian Andes to Machu Picchu. In 2017 he walked the southern highlands of Iceland across mountains, sand, snow, ice, lava fields and forest for seven days. Collectively those initiatives raised over a million dollars for Canadian women's shelters.
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