News Release - May 17, 1999
STATION LIQUOR STORE PARTNERS TO PROMOTE TOURISM
Glenn Hagel, MLA for Moose Jaw North, announced a partnership today
between the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, Destination
Moose Jaw and Tunnels of Little Chicago, on behalf of the Authority's
Minister, Doreen Hamilton.
"I'm very pleased to announce the Liquor and Gaming Authority is
participating in Moose Jaw's tourism initiatives by maintaining and
enhancing the historic CPR station as a tourism site and the final
stop of the tunnel tour," Hagel said.
"The authority's choice of the historic rail station as the home of
its new liquor store, combined with these partnership ventures, will
anchor tourism and downtown revitalization initiatives already
underway or planned in the city."
In partnership with the station developer, Rocom Management Ltd., the
authority will refurbish the station basement to expand the features
of the current station tour stop. The basement area will feature
historic displays related to the station. When Tunnels of Little
Chicago proceeds with a future phase extending the tunnel system under
Manitoba Street, the station basement would also become part of the
The authority will also provide and staff an in-store kiosk for
booking tunnel tours and promote the station through a tourism
booklet to be produced by Tunnels of Little Chicago. In
addition, the authority has committed to supporting the tourism
trolley initiative proposed by Destination Moose Jaw, by making
the station a stop on the proposed trolley tour. The authority
will also explore other initiatives with the tunnels tourism
"I'm very pleased the authority has agreed to participate in this
downtown revitalization project," Hagel said. "Moose Jaw City
Council, Destination Moose Jaw, downtown businesses and Tunnels
of Little Chicago should be commended on their efforts to include
the liquor store in their plans. The authority's cooperation
will mean an additional boost for the tunnel tourism plan."
The authority will relocate its Fairford Street retail operation
to the station and plans to open the new liquor store for the
1999 Christmas season.
"This redevelopment will not only protect this important heritage
site, but will also provide a valuable historic asset for tourism
in downtown Moose Jaw," Hagel said.
For more information, contact:
Liquor and Gaming
Phone: (306) 787-1721