Dec 31, 2013

Bruins compete at Jets Challenge tournament

Bourkevale Bruins 11A2 compete at the MTS Jets Challenge CUP at MTS Iceplex over the holidays.

Dec 26, 2013

Bourkevale gets new HD TV

Don't miss any of your favourite TV sporting events over the holidays at Bourkevale, including the World Junior Championships, Winnipeg Jets games, NFL match-ups and even pre-Olympic competition. Bourkevale has installed a 50-inch TV in the skate room for the viewing pleasure of all community members. Come out for a skate, some tobogganing and a hot chocolate and cheer on your favourite teams.
Remember, we have extended hours over the holiday season.

Dec 6, 2013

Nov 26, 2013

Rinks, skate room now open

Bourkevale's skate room, canteen and ice rinks are now open for the season. Thanks to our volunteer ice crew who have been flooding the rinks around the clock since last week, both rinks are now open.
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

Track construction breaks ground

St. James-Assiniboia School Division began construction of its new running track and soccer field at St. James Collegiate the week of August 19.
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

BCC soccer a big hit this year — again!

Bourkevale's soccer program continued to flourish this year, with new soccer nets added to the west side of the field and improvements made on our already impeccably groomed mini-fields. Bourkevale fielded teams this year from a wide range of ages, all the way down to our 5/6 mini teams. A big thanks to all our volunteers who made the spring season happen, including coaches, field maintenance personnel (thanks Cam!) and of course our soccer convenor Natasha. Click "photos" above to see more soccer pictures. If you have any great soccer action shots, send them to and we may include them in our photo gallery.

Jun 22, 2013

Bourkevale supports bike-to-work day

Bourkevale Community Centre was one of many official "pit stops" during Bike to Work Day on Friday June 21. Located along a busy biking/walking/jogging trail, the club recognized it was a natural location to set up a pit stop to help encourage people to leave their cars at home and get cycling to work. The club serviced 53 cyclists between 6:30 and 9 a.m. Stella's donated two dozen muffins and Tim Horton's donated two boxes of coffee. A big thanks to volunteers Elaine and Scotty Nystrom for organizing the pit stop and manning the station.

Mar 27, 2013

Ice rink season comes to a close

Well, it was bound to happen. Bourkevale's ice rinks officially closed March 26 in 2013. Our talented ice makers kept the south rink going as long as possible this season, with early-morning floods, patch jobs and the tender-loving-care they're famous for. But the late-March sun rays finally took over.
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.

Feb 17, 2013

Track project gets thumbs up

Bourkevale residents have thrown their support behind a proposal to build a new running track at St. James Collegiate.
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

Bourkevale Bruins win gold in Altona

The Bourkevale Bruins 10A2 team won gold in the Altona Atom Bronze tournament Jan. 20, going unbeaten in the competition and defeating the Teulon Tigers 5-2 for the championship. Great job Bruins!
Check out tournament video here.