The 2016 Saskatchewan Summer Games are nearly two-and-a-half years away from coming to Estevan, but the local committee is looking for assistance with the transportation and storage of hundreds of bunk beds that will be used when Estevan hosts the Games.
The bunk beds will be shipped to Estevan following the 2014 Saskatchewan Winter Games in Prince Albert.
“We just have to show up in Prince Albert, and pick them up, and then store them in Estevan,” said Lyons. “They need to be picked up prior to April 25, and then stored until the time that we're set up for the Games.”
Lyons said the Games committee is hopeful that a trucking company will help them out.
The committee will need a building, such as an old warehouse, where they can store the bunk beds for more than two years. It would need to offer at least 2,500 square feet, and it would have to be at least eight feet high.
Ideally, the Summer Games committee would like to have all of the mattresses in one location, but if they need more than one site, they would entertain that option.
The Summer Games caldron and the mascot uniform would also have to be stored in the building.
The bunk beds will be set up at the Games village at the Estevan Comprehensive School once the event begins in July of 2016.
Lyons said preparations for the Games are progressing. The local Games committee held its first meeting of 2014 on January 28. At that time, they received their Summer Games planning manuals, which gives them everything they need to know to start planning.
Several delegates from Estevan's Games planning committee will also be attending the upcoming Winter Games in Prince Albert from February 16 to 22.