Jan 11, 2022
Jan 4, 2022
Due to rising cases of COVID-19, Bourkevale Community Centre is suspending all hall rentals for the month of January. Also, the club's yoga and playgroup programs are cancelled until further notice.
Dec 10, 2021
Bourkevale Community Centre is installing new state-of-the-art boards on both of its outdoor hockey rinks. The new boards are similar to the arena-style boards previously in place, but are made of a stronger material. Installation began on the south rink the first week of December and crews are expected to start on the north rink later this month.
Weather permitting, our volunteer ice crew is planning to begin flooding the south rink this month. The opening of the north rink will depend on the progress of installation.
Dec 4, 2021
Oct 4, 2021
When: Wednesdays 9-11 am
Where: Main hall, 100 Ferry Road
**Masks and proof of vaccination required**
Oct 2, 2021
Bourkevale Community Centre requires all those using the club's indoor facilities to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Bourkevale is committed to ensuring the safety of everyone who uses the community centre. Public health orders are in effect, including mask use in indoor public places. Please stay home if you are not feeling well.
Sep 15, 2021
**Suspended until further notice**
Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm and 7:30-8:30 pm
Where: Main hall, 100 Ferry Road
Cost: $5 drop-in fee for each class
Bring your own mat
**Masks and proof of vaccination required**
Jul 13, 2021
Bourkevale Community Centre is spearheading a campaign to make our neighbourhood streets safer for all. There is evidence from around the world that reducing speed limits saves lives and makes streets safer for children, pedestrians and cyclists.
Bourkevale will be holding an official campaign kick-off on Sunday July 18 at 2 pm in front of the club.
We are asking people who support this idea to sign our online petition, which we will present to the City of Winnipeg.
You can sign the petition here.
The following flyer has been distributed throughout the neighbourhood:
Mar 15, 2021
|Bourkevale hosted several minor league hockey teams this season|
Like most public facilities, Bourkevale will likely reopen gradually, beginning with some limited programming and, if all goes well in the coming months, a return to regular operations.
Although the club’s indoor facilities have been closed since the first pandemic lockdown in the spring of 2020, there has been a lot of activity at the club.
Bourkevale’s volunteer board members continue to hold monthly meetings, which have been virtual since the fall. The club’s finances remain in excellent shape. While the centre has lost some programming and hall rental revenues over the past year, those have been partially offset by reduced expenditures, such as lower cleaning, canteen and utility costs. Bourkevale continues to receive its regular operating grants from the City of Winnipeg. The board also applied for and received $15,000 in grants from the Manitoba government’s Bridge Grant program.
Bourkevale is operated entirely by volunteers and has no employees. As a result, there were no layoffs.
The club’s buildings and grounds are inspected daily by our volunteer board members to ensure the facility is secure and heating and plumbing remain in good working order. Regular inspections by city and fire officials continue as normal.
Outdoors, the club had one of its busiest winter seasons in recent memory. Our volunteer crew was ready as soon as the province allowed outdoor ice rinks to open. To comply with public health orders, the board had outdoor signs printed to inform skaters of their responsibility to follow social distancing rules. The regulations were also posted on our website and our outdoor electronic sign.
With indoor arenas closed for the season and some outdoor rinks unable to open, Bourkevale’s rinks were well used. The club provided scheduled ice time for several minor hockey teams to practice and play exhibition games, at no cost. The highlight was the U18 Female Winter Classic on Feb. 28, a match between the Winnipeg Avros and the St. Mary’s Academy Flames.
Bourkevale’s executive also worked closely over the winter with the construction company contracted to do sewer upgrades on Ferry Road and Assiniboine Avenue to ensure the public had easy access to Bourkevale Park during the winter. The club worked with the company to construct a redirect path to accommodate walkers and cyclists.
When public orders allow, Bourkevale will be ready to open its doors again for programming such as yoga, pattern dancing and concert band, as well as hall rentals. The board has formed a sub-committee to develop a reopening plan that will incorporate new safety measures that comply with public heath orders. Our primary goal will be the safety of everyone who uses the club.
The date and format of our annual general meeting will be announced soon.
Bourkevale looks forward to unveiling its reopening plans. The board will inform the community in advance when indoor programming resumes and when renters can start booking events again in the hall. As always, please email us at email@example.com for comments, concerns, or ideas. The board always welcomes community input. Until then, stay safe and enjoy the outdoors.
Feb 28, 2021
Jan 7, 2021
There was no plan to accommodate the daily users of these areas and a makeshift detour over curbs, through bushes and around the back of buildings, complete with handwritten signs were put up by a well-meaning construction worker.
The volunteers at Bourkevale identified the community concerns and worked with managers from the City of Winnipeg and TetraTech to develop a safe, marked path around the construction, but still connecting the neighbourhood as well as access to the dog park via Douglas Park Road.
Signage and path markers clearly show where we can all safely walk or ride for the next several weeks. This is a great example of how community centres have a role to play as advocates for the neighbourhoods they are in.
Jan 2, 2021
Oct 24, 2020
Sep 16, 2020
Jun 7, 2020
Feb 18, 2019
Apuckalypse Now held its 8th Annual Tournament at Bourkevale Community Centre on Feb. 16. The fundraiser for the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba drew over 100 people.
Feb 9, 2019
Dec 9, 2018
Dec 8, 2018
All workshops at Bourkevale Community Centre, 100 Ferry Road.
Jun 18, 2018
|Cyclists, including Mayor Brian Bowman, stopped by Bourkevale's |
pit stop Monday for snacks, refreshments and prizes.
Bourkevale Community Centre would also like to thank the
following local businesses for making the pit stop possible:
High Tea Bakery
IDA Silver Heights Pharmacy
Portage Family Foods
The Burger Place
Underworld Scuba & Sport
Vandenberg's Fine Jewellery
YMCA-YWCA Winnipeg Downtown
To learn more about Bike Week Winnipeg, click here.
Sep 10, 2017
Jun 24, 2017
|Mayor Brian Bowman (l) and more than 20 other riders dropped by Bourkevale's Bike to Work Day pit stop Friday.|
|Coun. Scott Gillingham was among about two dozen cyclists who stopped by Bourkevale's pit stop Friday.|
Apr 24, 2017
|Past-president Gary Kristiansen and Joan Templeton at |
Bourkevale's April 13 Annual General Meeting
The mother of two and grandmother of four began her volunteer career at Bourkevale - when the club was barely 20 years old - as a member of the ladies' auxiliary, which in those days were the chief operators of Winnipeg community centres. Joan took on a number of responsibilities at the club throughout the years, including canteen duties, the social committee and hall rental coordinator, a position she held until this month and one which she performed dutifully and with the kind of loyalty that keeps volunteer-based community clubs alive.
Joan is undoubtedly one of the longest serving volunteers of any community centre in the city, having given some 48 continuous years of her time, energy and passion to the club. She has not only "given back" to her community, she has helped make it what it is today; a close-knit, family-oriented group of area residents with a strong sense of collegiality.
Joan will be missed, but we know she'll still be around to help out with the odd event. Thank you Joan for your years of unwavering service to the community.
Nov 27, 2016
Bourkevale's rink project has been a major success. The new state-of-the-art rink boards and the re-asphalted north rink have exceeded all expectations. We captured a few images during construction to give you some idea of what went into this project. You can view the first video here if you missed it.