December 2014

Local 771 Projects of Note

Supreme Steel Saskatoon & Local 771 Unite Forces to Erect Ferris Wheel In Kind

The Ferris wheel was erected at the Kinsmen Park in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It is a 20-metre, 16-bucket wheel and part of a $7.5 million upgrade to Kinsmen Park, which was funded by Potash Corporation. Big thanks go out to Supreme Steel Saskatoon for donating their time and equipment and to the Iron Workers Local 771 (Regina, Saskatchewan) FST/BM Colin Daniels, BA/VP Ryan Tappin, Rod Organizer Adrian Hayden, BA/Dispatcher Jeff Hay and Marketing Representative Jon Haasen, who donated over 120 man-hours to help build this attraction for the kids. It’s all about the kids!!

‘Iconic’ Remai Art Gallery Constructed by Walters Inc. and Local 771

The Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan will be the largest art gallery in Saskatchewan, bringing national and international exhibitions to Saskatoon. It will host a variety of collections, including 405 Picasso prints donated by the Frank and Ellen Remai Foundation.

The 4-story, 175,000 square foot gallery overlooks the South Saskatchewan River Valley and is designed to reflect the powerful landscape of the prairies. Construction started in April 2013 and the gallery is due to open in the summer of 2016. Steel erection got underway June 23, 2014 and was completed the beginning of October. The project consisted of 1,200 metric tonne of steel, 70-60 foot long beams, and three major cantilevers; west side 22 feet, east side 40 feet and south side 42 feet.