Sunrise Credit Union Commits 50K to Onanole & District Recreation Centre

Photo: Onanole & District Recreation Centre

Sunrise Credit Union is committing $50,000 to the Onanole & District Recreation Centre Renewal: The Capital Campaign.

The campaign supports projects related to the ongoing needs of the physical building and grounds and nourishes the social and recreational needs of those who live, work, play, grow and invest in the community. Renewal: The Capital Campaign has a goal of raising $1 million.

Known to many as the gateway to Riding Mountain National Park, Onanole boasts a diverse mixed farming community with a robust commercial sector. The town of Onanole and the surrounding community have seen significant growth in recent years due, in most part, to a strong tourism market.

“The Onanole region has a strong reputation for outdoor living and recreation. Our rec centre is a fabulous place that brings the community together and is the heart of the community. We are doing this so we can maintain and enhance the facility for generations to come,” said Onanole & District Recreation Centre board member Jennifer Workman, “Over the last two years, our community has come together to raise money for upgrades to the entire building. This donation will go a long way to continuing that work.”

The arena roof, siding and insulation, ball diamond fencing and dugouts, and hall flooring are complete. There remain many projects that are still in progress, including:

  • Landscaping & Meeting Area
  • Covered South Deck
  • Ball Diamond & Field
  • Commercial Air Conditioner
  • Fitness Centre Change Room & Equipment Upgrade
  • Stage Remodel & Upgrade
  • Kitchen & Bar Upgrade
  • Viewing Area Renovation
  • Main Entrance Vestibule
  • New Facility Signage

“We’re impressed with the community effort that has gone into this project so far, and it was important for us to get involved and support this initiative,” said Sunrise Credit Union President & CEO Tim Klassen, “Rural communities are important to us because they make up the backbone of who we are. So it’s important to us that our rural communities remain strong and vibrant.”

Renewal: The Capital Campaign will have supported 15+ projects and upgrades at the Onanole & District Recreation Centre building and grounds once complete.