The Craik Eco-Centre
It is with extreme regret that we have to report that the Craik Eco-Centre has burned beyond repair and is no longer in operation. On Thursday March 24, 2016 the building caught fire and could not be saved. The Craik volunteer fire department did all they could do but the fire was too far gone when they arrived at the scene. The fire has been deemed to have started by accident and no one was injured in the blaze. This is devastating news for our community but we will stand together and get through this setback one day at a time. The Eco-Centre was a big part of our community for over 10 years and will be greatly missed.
Well this is it, the "Craik Eco-Centre" on a beautiful summer day on
the prairies in Craik, Saskatchewan Canada.
Inside there is no doubt a
hustle and bustle attitude that fills the entire building. The "Solar
Garden" kitchen staff will be busily preparing meals for the day, maybe
even setting up for a business luncheon in one of the meeting rooms. In
the pro shop golfers will be eagerly anticipating today's round of golf,
or relaxing from it. A tour of excited guests is gathering in the lobby
to find out how an Eco-Centre is constructed and maintained.
The air is filled with the smiles and dreams of a community. All in a days work at the Craik Eco-Centre!
Although you can't see it, one of the most interesting facts about the Eco-Centre is that
it is constructed with straw bales! Yes, straw bales from nearby farmers fields provides the insulation that keeps the centre cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Warm water from deep under the soil surface is circulated through the floor providing heating and cooling and as well large south facing windows allow for heat to be trapped in winter and are closed for the summer months for cooling. The Eco-Centre is truly a remarkable building;
Innovative in its use of the newest technology in sustainability and ecology.
Visit the “CSLP” website for a further Description of the Eco-Centre.
The Eco-Centre, which opened its doors on July 3, 2004, is located just east of Craik off one of the busiest and well-maintained highways in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada. Situated approximately midway between the major centre's of Saskatoon and Regina, and within an hours drive from Moose Jaw, make the Eco-Centre very accessible from all directions. The Centre sits quietly on the edge of the scenic Arm River Valley, overlooking Arm Lake and the Craik and District Regional Park. Right next door is the Craik and District Golf Club, a nine-hole, grass greens layout that has become a treasure in the community. The west end of the Eco-Centre doubles as the club house and pro shop.
There’s a feeling of warmth and serenity that surrounds the Eco-Centre. Truly a piece of paradise on the prairies; and it’s yours to discover!
We invite you to come and experience our Eco-Centre and learn a little more about our wonderful community. Hospitality, friendship and a sense of belonging.
We know you will not be disappointed!
Informative and Interesting
Much of the timber used in the construction of the Eco-Centre was recycled from an
old grain elevator being demolished in the town of Craik.
From the inside you can see many of the large, very old timbers used to support the building which gives it an authentic, "wide open" old time feel and a heart-warming experience!
There were approximately 1500 straw bales used to construct the walls of the Centre. The Durum wheat straw was baled and gathered after the harvest from a local producers field. A great way to "recycle" the byproduct of a good Durum wheat crop!
Solar Garden Restaurant
Lunch or fine dining on the open
prairies. Quiet, friendly and alive with atmosphere. An experience that's
worth the drive.
Manager - Monica Reich
For information phone - 306-734-9995
Copyright 2017 Town of Craik and
R.M. of Craik No. 222
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Eco-Centre Conference Rooms
Conference rooms are available for meetings and gatherings, private or corporate. It's a great location for companies with offices in both Regina and Saskatoon or surrounding area to "Meet in the Middle!"
Conference or meeting, then a round of golf, throw in a great lunch or supper buffet and you have yourself a super day!