Help Wawanessa reno their rink. Built-in 1976 their rink is in need of some updating. In efforts to help raise the necessary funds they are currently holding a lottery with some great prizes up for grabs including a $50,000 credit to the Glenboro Home building Centre or $40,000 cash. For more information, or to order tickets, please visit this link.
Final DrawL Saturday, July 24th 2021 at 7:05 PM
Even before the opening in 1975, the Rec Facility has been the epitome of volunteerism. The Lions Club donating funds, the Turf Club donating land, and community members coming forth to raise funds and build the facility, all contributed to it being built without debt – becoming a staple facility in the area. To this day, the facility is managed by a volunteer board and much of the work done is accomplished by volunteers. In the last 10 years, over $250,000 has been spent at the facility in renovations. These include: new lighting, new arena boards and glass, insulation, elevator, dressing rooms
and there has been quite a bit of paint applied inside as well. The exciting fact in all of this is that there has been volunteer labour involved in ALL of these projects, and ALL of the money was either from donations or grants.
There is one integral part of the facility that although has been maintained meticulously over the years, does need to be replaced. The ice making equipment is now very tired and becoming increasingly harder and more expensive to maintain. There are pieces of the system that are original equipment – designed to have a lifespan of 20 years – and we are now over 40 years of operation.
That’s where the facility is at now…the volunteer group once again begins a new fundraising endeavor to replace their aging ice plants with a more efficient system to carry them on into the future. Along with the new plants, they are also looking at putting on an addition to the facility that will have expanded washrooms with handicap accessible stalls, a larger waiting room area and two dressing rooms on the main floor