Canstar Community News - ONLINE EDITION

Plenty of upgrades coming to South Transcona CC

  • Print
(From left) Mike Hedley, VP of of the South Transcona Community Centre; his daughter Nora; Daryl Reid, MLA for Transcona; Louise Hedman, grants and project manager with the South Transcona Community Centre; and Erna Braun, Minister of Labour and Immigration.

PHOTO BY JORDAN THOMPSON Enlarge Image

(From left) Mike Hedley, VP of of the South Transcona Community Centre; his daughter Nora; Daryl Reid, MLA for Transcona; Louise Hedman, grants and project manager with the South Transcona Community Centre; and Erna Braun, Minister of Labour and Immigration. Photo Store

Flooding the ice hockey rink at South Transcona Community Centre is now much easier.

In advance of this year’s outdoor hockey season, the club resurfaced the rink’s asphalt — a needed repair, as water would escape onto the boulevard during flooding because of cracks in the surface. The change will help the club conserve water and energy.

"It would leak under the boards because everything was not level," icemaker Cindy Korell said. "Everything seems to be more flat, easier — spray your water on, let it freeze.

"It would be a mess because there’s mud in the grass (on the boulevard)."

Vice-president Mike Hedley said there have been plenty of skaters braving the cold temperatures, and even coming at night when the lights have been turned off, to enjoy the ice. Other events have been well-attended, too, as the recent Family Fun Day welcomed more visitors than in any other year.

As well, the club replaced the rink lights to incorporate LED bulbs, and has repaired one of its walkways. The club insulated its garage, which reduces issues with its machinery, while also clearing the asbestos out of the garage.

South Transcona C.C. also received funding for a new kitchen, which it will install this spring.

"We’re going to wait until our busy time is over, and then plan that and get a new kitchen in there," said project manager Louise Hedman.

Hedman, who wrote several grant applications, noted club president Linda Oakley got the ball rolling with the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund grant application, and she took over from there.

"The grant process is a huge thing, it takes a lot of time," said Hedman, who helped get St. Joseph the Worker School its new play structure through grants. "But we got ourselves some money."

The club received a total of $166,293 in grants through the Canada-Manitoba Infrastructure Program, Manitoba Community Places Program, and the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund’s Western Diversification Program, among others.

With the upgraded centre, there have been talks of adding extra quiz nights, fundraisers and socials to help benefit the club.

Facebook.com/TheHeraldWpg
Twitter: @HeraldWPG

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

This Just In Twitter bird

  • HeraldWPG

    @HeraldWPG: Elmwood correspondent Bertha Klassen brings some perspective to the tough winter season ow.ly/vPabE #cbn 12:02 pm on Apr 20

Readers‘ Choice Awards

Best Of Winnipeg Readers Survey

Make your choice in the Canstar Community News‘ Best of Winnipeg Readers‘ Choice Awards

Vote Now

Poll

Do you think cameras should be allowed in Manitoba courtrooms?

View Results

View Related Story