December 23rd, 2019 – Victoria, BC – The Rural Municipality of Gimli has chosen Book King’s Facility Scheduling, Registration, Membership, Public Access and Point of Sale Modules

Book King’s Scheduling, Registration, Membership, Public Access and Point of Sale Modules were recently purchased by the Rural Municipality of Gimli in Manitoba. The use of Book King Software will allow the Municipality’s staff and senior residents to easily and conveniently manage all of their recreational needs. 

The Rural Municipality of Gimli Recreation Department will move to cloud computing by implementing the Book King Recreation Management Software over the course of the next few months. Book King’s Scheduling, Registration, Membership, Public Access Website and Point of Sale Modules will provide the Rural Municipality of Gimli with an advanced yet easy-to-use recreation management software system. This project will include an integration with Asyst, the Municipality’s financial software.

With the implementation of Book King, the Rural Municipality of Gimli can offer additional services and operate in one integrated system. The software will save time and money by allowing staff to focus less on tedious back end tasks and more on providing the Rural Municipality of Gimli with the best customer service possible. Book King’s web-based solution will provide the Rural Municipality of Gimli with a centralized database accessible from any computer or mobile device with an internet connection. The municipality will enjoy improved communications by providing social media integration with the community and rich reports to inform all executives on key metrics pertaining to recreation management.

About the Rural Municipality of Gimli

Gimli was founded by a large group of Icelandic settlers who arrived in New Iceland on Lake Winnipeg in the 1870s. There are over 100 commercial fishers in Gimli, catching white fish and pickerel. During the summer months, tourism is a major industry, as thousands of summer cottagers fill the town of Gimli, especially on weekends. Hotels, restaurants and stores cater to the summer visitors. The Rural Municipality of Gimli had a population of 6,181 as of the Canada 2016 Census, an increase of 5.7% since the last census in 2011. 

Gimli celebrates its heritage with the Icelandic Festival on August long weekend. The first Icelandic festival in Manitoba was held in Winnipeg in 1890; it was held there annually until 1931, and since 1932 has been held in Gimli. The celebration showcases the work of local artists in downtown Gimli. Tourists are able to purchase anything from jewellery to paintings and Viking and Icelandic memorabilia. A popular sight in the town is the pier which extends from the downtown shoreline out onto Lake Winnipeg and features the Gimli Seawall Gallery, a cement wall 977 feet (298 m) long featuring 72 murals which depict the history and stories of the community. 

About Book King 

Our innovative Book King Recreation Management solution includes: Facility and Resource Scheduling, Activity and Program Registration, Membership Management, Public Access and Point of Sale Modules. Book King is currently used by over 200 organizations in various industries located in Canada, US, and Caribbean to manage over 1,000 locations, 7,500+ facilities, with over 500,000 activity enrollments each year.

For more information on Book King Facility Management Software Solutions or on Pacific Tier Solutions, visit the Web site located at www.bookking.ca or call Book King at 1.888.599.8282