It's a big day in the Energy City as we say goodbye to the Civic Auditorium.
"We have to turn the page" shared Estevan's Mayor, Roy Ludwig. "Unfortunately, as everyone knows, we couldn't get the necessary insurance to fix the old building up. Now it's time to move forward and look forward to whatever comes next."
"These people that we've got are professionals and they've got a lot of experience. I believe they will be able to tear this building down within the assigned timeline."
The completion date is scheduled for June 15th.
"I realize that people want to watch the demolition, it will be very interesting, but if they could please keep the proper distance from the demolition, it will be guarded off. It's for your own safety and the barricades are there for a reason."
The Mayor reminisced about his own memories of the Civic.
"I grew up out of town, about 13 miles east of Lampman, but our dad used to always bring us in for the Bruins games with Scotty Monroe which was very entertaining and just some fantastic hockey. It was rough and rugged but it was very exciting."
"I was at the game when Jim Harrison scored three goals in 23 seconds. That's something that you never forget."
"We got to see players like Bobby Clarke, he played for Flin Flon, Reg Leach, some awesome hockey players at that time."
An Open House was also be held in the fall to discuss options in the future.
The City held a viewing for the Time Capsule which was opened this afternoon at Affinity Place.
"Ten years ago it was opened and contents added to it. Now everyone will have the opportunity, all of the contents will be able to be viewed and I think the people of the community will find it very interesting."
The items will be on display at City Hall.