Dec 10, 2021

New boards for hockey rinks

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. 

Jul 13, 2021

Bourkevale 30 - a campaign for safer streets

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:

Feb 28, 2021

U18 Female Winter Classic at Bourkevale

Bourkevale was proud to host several teams for practices and exhibition games in February. It was a tough season for minor hockey, with indoor arenas closed due to the pandemic. Bourkevale was able to provide ice time to several teams.
The ice season ended on a high note as Bourkevale hosted the Winter Classic Female U18 between the Winnipeg Avros and the St. Mary's Academy Flames. It was a memorable evening.

Jan 7, 2021

Temporary redirect at Bourkevale


Construction at the end of Ferry Road impacted the community's use of an active transportation path and the local off-leash dog park. Both are very busy! Bikes, school kids, seniors and neighbors all use them.

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

Rinks in top shape at Bourkevale

 Thanks to all the volunteers who helped get the ice in this year. It was a late start but after about 40 floods, Bourkevale had its rinks ready before Christmas. A big thanks to the volunteers who clean and maintain the rinks every day.