Maples CC slowly getting back on track


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Even with COVID-19 protocols and distancing guidelines, most of  Winnipeg’s 64 community centres are partially open and busy with community sports and recreation activities.

Centres were closed during the spring and only since late June have some begun reopening.

Since it’s not business as usual, various community centres are being creative and facilitating programs and events in limited ways.

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The first annual Maples Community Centre pickleball tournament was held on Sept. 12.
Supplied photo The first annual Maples Community Centre pickleball tournament was held on Sept. 12.

Maples Community Centre serves the Maples, Amber Trails and surrounding areas, and its regular league programs have given way to smaller group and informal activities at the centre.

Popular supervised outdoor activities include soccer, tennis, basketball, cricket and group walking. Indoor ball hockey and basketball are also a hit.

The Maples hockey arena is off and running seven days a week with recreational skating and learn-to-skate activities scheduled.

Indoor pickleball, a game which is a combination of table tennis and tennis, is played on a badminton court and has fast become a very popular indoor sport in Winnipeg.

Maples CC held its first pickleball tournament on Sept. 12. Thirty-five participants attended and competed in four categories.

Pickleball is considered the easiest of the racquet sports to learn and to play. Games are played every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Maples CC gym.

For more info, call the community centre at 204-953-1190.

Derek Dabee is a member of the board of trustees of Seven Oaks School Division and a community correspondent for The Maples. You can contact him at

Derek Dabee

Derek Dabee
The Maples community correspondent

Derek Dabee is a community correspondent for The Maples.

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