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WHL Warriors, livestock group to honour supporters with big parties

City council had to approve the groups' requests since having alcohol outside Mosaic Place is a discretionary use decision
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Mosaic Place. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

The alcohol will be flowing more than usual at Mosaic Place in mid-September, as the Moose Jaw Warriors and JGL Livestock plan to celebrate with their supporters during different events.

The WHL Warriors plan to honour their home opener on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. by hosting a beer garden on the outdoor event pad along First Avenue Northwest.

JGL Livestock intends to hold a customer appreciation barbecue on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 4 to 9 p.m. by also hosting a beer garden on the outdoor event pad along First Avenue Northwest.

Both organizations submitted applications to city hall under the Alcohol Use Events Policy — City-owned Parks/Open Spaces and Facilities. City council unanimously approved the requests during its Sept. 9 regular meeting.

City administration explained that as per the policy, Mosaic Place is not listed as discretionary use for alcohol use events. To host an event with alcohol in parks/open spaces deemed discretionary use, the event operator must submit a written request detailing the event for approval.

The parks and recreation department the reviews the request and submits a report and recommendation to council, with council giving approval.

The parks department recommended approving the request subject to eight conditions. Some of those conditions include:

  • Ensuring the area is served is fenced off;
  • Having adequate security to ensure people consuming alcohol remain within the confined area where the beverages are being sold;
  • Ensuring the event operators comply with all regulations as laid out by The Alcohol and Gaming Regulation Act, while also displaying all necessary liquor licences and approvals;
  • Having the event operator ensure all tents and fence locations are co-ordinated with, and approved by, the parks department;
  • Ensuring the event operators maintain public liability insurance for the serving and consumption of alcohol. The minimum liability the applicants should have must be $5 million.

Mosaic Place is prepared to meet or exceed all conditions set forth by the city and the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, city administration added.

The next regular council meeting is Sept. 23.