Dec 23, 2011

Carolers brighten up Bourkevale skate room

Photo: Hailey Yozenko
It's a tradition neighbourhood families have kept up for 21 years. Christmas caroling door-to-door may be a bit of a dying activity over the years. But not in this St. James neighbourhood, where families have been lighting up their community in the days leading up to Christmas since 1990. This roving choir made sure to stop in to Bourkevale Community Centre's skate room Friday night to spread their Christmas cheer. Nice job and a Merry Christmas to all.

Dec 10, 2011

Skaters jam Bourkevale ice on opening night

Bourkevale Community Centre was once again one of the few outdoor rinks to open early during the skating season this year in the St. James area. And as usual, the club drew a huge crowd on opening night, with shinny games breaking out on both the north and south rinks. The club kept both rinks open until 11 p.m. Friday as skaters continued to show up late into the evening.
It didn't hurt the mood when the club pumped the Winnipeg Jets radio broadcast through the outdoor speakers during the final minutes of the team's fourth consecutive win.
We would like to thank our volunteer ice makers Ron Templeton and Jeff Valgardson — and the extra volunteer support from Ed Toews and Scott Nystrom — for doing such a phenomenal job getting our rinks up and running as quickly as they did. Nice work guys.
Skate room is open Saturday and Sunday, 1-9 p.m.

Oct 29, 2011

Halloween Howl Rocked!

What do you get when you have an exceptionally decorated hall, an unbelievably scary haunted house and some really cool DJs for a Halloween party? Probably about the best Halloween party in town, which is what Bourkevale Community Centre enjoyed Saturday Oct. 29.
The kids had a great time, parents had fun and organizers were impressed with the turn-out.
Thank you to all the volunteers who made this event happen. These events do not happen without the commitment of volunteer staff.
Special thanks has to go to our volunteer club president Gary Kristiansen who, without his leadership and grunt work, there would not have been a Halloween party this year.
Parents should think about their future contribution if they want these events to continue.

Sep 14, 2011

Hoedown a huge success

Nothing says fun like a Hoedown at Bourkevale Community Centre. It starts with giant bouncers, face painting and delicious food. And it ends with kids games, soccer medals, the best dog show in town and finally, Bourkevale's famous fireworks. And that's exactly how it went Saturday, Sept. 10 with well over 200 people attending the 2011 Hoedown, which for the second year in a row included a live band.
Thanks to all the volunteers who made this event happen. It was a hoot. And it was a great fundraiser for the club, raising over $1,000.

Jun 26, 2011

A splashin' good time at Bourkevale

Bourkevale's Slide ’n Splash was a huge hit Saturday with dozens
of families and kids coming out to participate. Thanks to all the
parents who helped out. Might have to do this one again very soon.

May 24, 2011

Bourkevale's U11 boys hit the field

Bourkevale's U11 Boys soccer team is having a great season of team building and skills development. 

Apr 23, 2011

Soccer kicks off at Bourkevale

Bourkevale's soccer program kicked off Easter weekend with the U9 Boys team hitting the field for their first practice of the season. Bourkevale is hosting teams ranging in ages from 5 to 14 this year.
Games begin the first week of May and teams are already getting prepared for what looks likes another exciting soccer season.
Come out and cheer on your local budding soccer stars this spring. Evening games are held at Bourkevale Monday to Thursday. Check here for times and more info about Bourkevale's soccer program.

Mar 24, 2011

Bruins win city championship!

The Bourkevale Bruins 9A1 hockey team won the city championship Wednesday, the first time a Bourkevale team has brought home a city final banner to 100 Ferry Road since 2004.
Bourkevale took a 4-1 lead against their rival Assiniboine West opponents in Game 2 of a best-of-three final. AW fought back, though, and tied the game 4-4, pushing the match into overtime.
But Bourkevale answered the call, scoring in overtime to seal the championship and win the series two games to none.
Congratulations Bourkevale on an outstanding year. It's one you should be very proud of. It's a championship you will never forget.

Mar 22, 2011

Bruins take first game in city final

Bourkevale's 9A1 hockey team won the first game of a best-of-three city final at Gateway Community Centre Tuesday night. The Bruins won 4-3 against their arch rivals Assiniboine West.
Bourkevale plays its second game of the series Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. at Gateway. Come out and cheer on the Bruins.

Mar 21, 2011

Bourkevale Bruins going to city final

The Bourkevale Bruins 9A1 team posted a solid 5-2 victory Monday night over St. Boniface (White) to advance to the city final championship.
The Bruins were ranked No.1 going into the playoffs and knocked off River East (Black), River East (White), Fort Garry (Black), Transcona and St. Boniface (White) on their march to the city championship.
And what a final it will be — an all-St. James line-up between Bourkevale and rival Assiniboine West. Bourkvale has not delivered a city final championship since its Novice A1 team brought home a banner in 2004.
Come out and cheer on the boys Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Gateway Community Centre and Wednesday March 23, 7:15 at Gateway (1717 Gateway).
Give Bourkevale all the support you can and help them bring home the banner!

Feb 17, 2011

Bruins 11A2 team rebounds in second half

If you were to use one word to sum up the 2010-11 hockey season for the 11A2 Bourkevale Bruins it would be "perseverance."
The first half of the season was difficult for the team as they struggled with positional play. The team suffered numerous losses early in the season but fought back with hard work and perseverance to improve their play. By Christmas the team began showing signs of improvement and the Bruins have carried that momentum into the New Year. The club competed in the Christmas Challenge tournament and made it to two overtime match-ups in the medal round. Although the Bruins didn't win a medal, the tournament was a rousing success for the team and the coaches were extremely proud of the team's play.
The Bruins have continued to show improved play-making and positional play in the second half of the season. And their skill development is paying off. They recently tied the second-place team and completely dominated the seventh-place team.
The Bruins are looking forward to a competitive post-season play and expect to surprise a few teams in the playoffs. The motto from the coaches before every game is "Remember to play Bruins hockey — grind them, outplay them and never quit." It's a pre-game ritual that's beginning to pay dividends. Got get ’em Bruins We're all cheering for you.

Feb 9, 2011

Bourkevale Bruins clinch first place

The Bourkevale Bruins 9A1 hockey team has been tearing up its league this year with a record of 15-1 by early February. The Bruins posted an incredible 24 straight games without a loss this season during both league play and tournament match-ups.

The Bruins have clinched first place in their Winnipeg Minor Hockey Association West League and are looking forward to a successful playoff run.This team has been busy. They were champions at the Atom Oakville Tournament in December and came out on top at the Moorhead Squirt Tournament in January. The Bruins were also Black Pool Champions in the Christmas Challenge in December, posting a 4-0-1 record. The Bruins are hoping to bring a city championship back to Bourkevale for the first time in seven years. Check here for details on when and where you can head out to cheer on our Bruins in the playoffs. Congratulations, team. Great job.