Dakota Community Centre                                 January 2016

Welcome to Dakota Community Centre's January eNews. There are always new and exciting developments happening at our community centre and we want you to be involved. We invite you to explore the countless opportunities that exist through Dakota Community Centre and hope to see you soon.

New Fieldhouse Update
Demolition, Site Clearing and Excavation Underway!
Work on the new Fieldhouse has officially begun! Many of you may have recently noticed the flurry of construction activity taking place on the north side of the Jonathan Toews Sportsplex. Bird Construction has arrived and erected a fence encompassing the entire construction site. The permanent outdoor rinks have been demolished, and other site preparation work and excavation are underway to prepare for construction piling in the coming weeks.

Access for construction vehicles is being directed to the north side of the property, to provide a safer environment for the large numbers of individuals and students who access our campus via Dakota Street each day. We sincerely thank the residents of Rillwillow Place for their cooperation and patience throughout this construction phase.
We are pleased to see many people taking advantage of the good weather and enjoying the new temporary outdoor rink located on the previous gravel parking area on the northeast corner of the Jonathan Toews Sportsplex. We will continue to maintain this rink for the enjoyment of the community throughout the winter. 

While this is an exciting time for our community, we also recognize that construction can cause some disruptions. On behalf of the Dakota Community Centre Board and staff, we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this construction phase. We will do our best to ensure your safety and minimal disruption to the services and programs we provide during this time.   We will also continue to provide updates on the progress of the Fieldhouse as construction progresses to a Spring 2017 completion.

Please see www.dakotacc.com for more information on the new Fieldhouse.



Free Holiday Public Skating & Stick & Puck
Well-received by the community!
Hundreds of children, families and individuals came by the Jonathan Toews Sportsplex this holiday season to enjoy the free public skating and stick & puck!  Ice times on both of the indoor rinks were offered each day for the enjoyment of the community. Dakota CEO, Michele Augert said "We're thrilled so many in our community came out to enjoy the free ice time with their families and friends during the holidays".   She added, "we also received a lot of positive feedback on how well-received and appreciated this opportunity was for the community and, will certainly be looking to offer something like this again in the future."   
Regular public skating schedule for the indoor rink can and can be found on the website www.dakotacc.com.  The temporary outdoor rink is open (located at the north east corner of the Jonathan Toews Sportsplex) and will be available for the remainder of the season (weather permitting). 

Volunteer Opportunities
Looking to Volunteer during Winter?
Why Volunteer?
Volunteering is the ultimate expression of human relationships and connection - people acting on behalf of their communities, because of a desire to contribute to positive change.
We are looking for volunteers  to help out with many of our programs and events. If you are interested please fill out an application and email to 
ste fanie@dakotacc.com
 or contact the front office at 204-254-1010 ext 200.

Dakota Community Centre Scholarship Award
Apply soon! Deadline Approaching.
Are you a youth who is a member of Dakota Community Centre and has demonstrated a strong commitment to DCC?

If so, you may be eligible to apply for the Dakota Community Centre Inc. Scholarship.

Each year, the Board of Directors offers up to 3 scholarships of $500 each to deserving youth in our area.

The application deadline is
March 31 each year.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office at 204-254-1010 ext 200.

Dakota Nursery School
Dakota Nursery School is now accepting registrations for the fall program, September 2016. Children born in 2012 and 2013 may register.
"Through discovery of ourselves and the environment we live and play in, the Dakota Nursery School program promotes the overall development of its students. Physical and social development is emphasized during free play. Many different play centers including sand play water play, home living, manipulative, puzzles, blocks construction and many art activities are available to the children. Emotional and intellectual development is stimulated through teacher directed activities which are designed to teach many preschool skills."
Visit our website www.dakotacc.com for class schedules and times.
Contact us at 204-256-4748 or dakotanurseryschool@dakotacc.com for class availability

Contact Us
Dakota Community Centre
1188 Dakota Street