|Bourkevale Bruins 11A2 compete at the MTS Jets Challenge CUP at MTS Iceplex over the holidays.|
Dec 31, 2013
Dec 26, 2013
Remember, we have extended hours over the holiday season.
Dec 6, 2013
Nov 26, 2013
Regular hours begin Wednesday, Nov. 27, one of the earliest start dates in recent years.
Skate room hours are as follows:
Monday - Friday: 6 pm - 9 pm
Sat-Sun - 1 pm -9 pm
Public skating (no sticks or pucks) will be held every Sunday from 1-3 pm on the south rink.
Aug 9, 2013
The division received approval from the city of Winnipeg's Board of Adjustment on Aug. 9. The school board also finalized a lease agreement with the city for the section of the project that encroaches 35 metres onto Bourkevale Community Centre property.
"The school board is very pleased that construction of the new track and soccer field will soon be started," board Chairman Bruce Chegus told the Bourkevale Bulletin. "It has been a collaborative effort by all concerned to move the project forward to this point — it will be great to have it completed for the students and the community to use and enjoy."
The project includes a regulation-size running track and a full-size soccer field in the middle of the track. As part of the agreement, the division has also agreed to build a 3/4 soccer field on Bourkevale land. Bourkevale residents voted overwhelmingly in favour of the project at a community vote held in February.
The project could be completed as early as this fall, depending on factors such as the weather and the logistics of the company doing the work.
Jul 3, 2013
Jun 22, 2013
Mar 27, 2013
A big thanks to our ice makers Ron Templeton, Jeff Valgardson and Scotty Nystrom — and everyone else who helped along the way, including Mike Templeton — for the outstanding work they did this year. It was a very challenging season with twice the amount of average snowfall.
As far as we can tell, being open until March 26 is a modern-day record for Bourkevale. We normally shut the ice rinks down in the first week of March.
The canteen/skate room will open again for the spring soccer season in May and June.
Mar 10, 2013
Feb 17, 2013
In a 57 to 25 vote, the majority of Bourkevale residents who cast a ballot in a two-day vote held at the club this week expressed their support for the proposed project.
In percentage terms, 69.5% of voters supported the project while 30.5% opposed it.
“Our goal was to get area residents involved in this project and to allow them to decide the fate of the proposal in a democratic fashion,” said Bourkevale Community Centre president Gary Kristiansen. “I think we succeeded in doing that.”
At the request of Bourkevale Community Centre, St. James-Assiniboine School Division recently held two, well-attended public information meetings on the proposed project. Bourkevale’s volunteer board of directors decided last year to hold a community vote on the proposal to allow area residents to express their will on whether it should proceed or not.
The school division is seeking to build a regulation-size running track behind St. James Collegiate which would require a portion of Bourkevale’s land to complete the project. The track would encroach 35 metres onto Bourkevale property.
“It’s important the community has a voice in decisions like these and we’re happy to announce our residents were granted that voice,” said Kristiansen.
A total of 82 area residents cast their ballots in the vote. There were no spoiled ballots. Two independent scrutineers who do not live in the area and who have no vested interest in the outcome of the vote volunteered to count the ballots for Bourkevale. The scrutineers were David Kuxhaus and Bob Weselowski, both of whom work for the Manitoba Ombudsman’s office.
Results of the vote will be confirmed by Bourkevale Community Centre’s board of directors at its next meeting February 21. Board meetings are open to the public.
Jan 25, 2013
Jan 13, 2013
A big round of applause to our volunteer ice crew and their tireless efforts to provide Bourkevale Community Centre with the best outdoor ice in the city. Despite 20 centimetres of blowing snow and frigid temperatures this past weekend, our ice crew had both rinks cleared and ready to go for skating by Saturday afternoon. We were one of the few community centre ice rinks open this weekend. In case you don't know, all the work putting in the ice and maintaining it throughout the season is done by local volunteers. A big thanks to Ron Templeton, Jeff Valgardson, Scotty Nystrom, Andrew Kelch and Mike Templeton for their great work on the ice this season. From those of us who use and enjoy the ice regularly, we salute you!