A gathering place providing excellence in recreation and sports for everyone! 
eNewsletter Sept. 2016
Meet the New Guy!

Program Director

Randy Anderson is getting ready to line up some fantastic programming for Dakota CC as the opening of the new fieldhouse moves ever closer.

Dakota's newest addition is a man with a plan, and he has an impressive resume to back it up!  Over the course of his career, Anderson has applied his physical education background to a variety of leadership, managerial, and development roles including the Toronto Pan/Parapan Am Games, Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba, Sport Manitoba, and more.  

"We were looking for the right individual with a wealth of experience in the world of sports management; someone who could take immediate ownership of the role and begin leveraging networks," said Michele Augert, Dakota's Chief Executive Officer. "Randy has hit the ground running and we're excited about the possibilities that someone with his sport pedigree can bring to our Centre."

Our new Program Director jumped at the chance to apply for this position, realizing it matched perfectly with his professional background as well as his desire to apply his wealth of knowledge and experience to making a difference at the grassroots level of sport and recreation in a community setting. 

"The timing of this was very fortunate! I want to be a catalyst for the enhanced level of programs and services that Dakota is capable of providing," said Anderson of his new role.

Anderson joins Dakota CC with a multitude of achievements and a history of getting things done.  Among his many accomplishments, he served as the Manager of Sport for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games, where he recruited, trained, and organized more than 200 volunteers.   As the General Manager of the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba (CSCM), he led and significantly grew the organization to provide increased service to high performance athletes and coaches. With Sport Manitoba, he worked to establish all aspects of the new organization  Coaching Manitoba, providing enhanced coaching education in the Province.  As the Manager of Sport for the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Anderson played a key role in hosting one of Canada's largest and successful sporting events. With involvement and passion in many sports and recreation activities, Anderson is also a volleyball enthusiast and nationally recognized professional in this sport.  His team was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2015.

Anderson's impressive career began close to where he works today - , as a physical education teacher at neighbouring Dakota Collegiate.  With more credentials, sport management experience, achievements, and volunteer roles than we have space to list, Dakota is very fortunate to have someone of Randy's caliber leading our programming at this critical juncture and towards our exciting future.

"I am thrilled to be here; it may be corny but it's true!  Just to be able to contribute to the mission and vision of an organization like this, I'm just so thrilled to be able to contribute."

Dakota is thrilled with Randy too, and looking forward to all that he brings as a key member of the Dakota team, Welcome, Randy!

Randy Anderson
Phone: (204) 254-1010 x 205
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NEW Fitness &Yoga at Dakota

Fall Session 
Continues till Dec. 18  
Choose the number of classes you want to attend! Register now! 

Try the First Class for FREE!

Good Morning Fitness and Yoga  (adult or 55+ rates available)

Start your weekday morning off right with a fitness or yoga class.  All fitness levels welcome!   
A variety of classes and pass purchase options are available.

When: Weekday mornings.  Click here for the schedule.
Where: Jonathan Toews Sportsplex gymnasium.
Pricing: Click here for pricing and registration!

Bootcamp (adult, all ages)

The early bird gets the worm!  Join our Bootcamp Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 6:00am-7:00am and strive to meet your fitness goals! 

When: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6:00 am - 7:00 am (except on statutory holidays).
Where: Jonathan Toews Sportsplex gymnasium.
Pricing: Click here for pricing and registration!

Jared Neufeld
Phone:  (204) 254-1010 x 207

Calling all Seniors and Older Adults 

Fall Activities for 55+ 

All are welcome from any catchment area! 

All participants must have a valid membership of $15.00.  

12:30 to 3:30       Cribbage
                             Begins Sept. 19th - Upper level
                                (Drop in $3.00)
1:00 to 3:00         Pickle Ball - lower gym
                                (Drop in $4.00)
9:30 & 11:30        Floor Curling - Regular Teams
                             Begins Sept. 27th - Upper level
                                (Drop in $4.00) - Spares needed
                               Contact Linda @ 204-253-5108

10:00 to 11:30    Line Dancing - Beginners
                             Begins Sept. 13 - Lower gym
                                (Drop in $4.00)
12:30 to 3:30       Whist
Begins Sept. 14 - Upper Level
(Drop in $3.00)
1:00 to 3:00         Pickle Ball - lower gym

9:30, 11:00, 12:30 & 2:00 Floor Shuffle
Begins Oct. 6th - Upper Level
(Drop in $4.00) - Spares Needed
Contact Val @ 204-269-0777
1:00 to 8:00       Kraft Korner -Begins Sept. 29th
      **New Location - United Church in Meadowood
Quilting, sewing, knitting, beading etc.
$35.00 for the year or Drop in $4.00
Outside pickle ball courts available until the
                              snow comes!!


COMPUTER CLASSES for the older adult

Join us as we show you the ins and outs of personal computers using simplified terms, examples, pictures and videos actually described in easy-to-understand English.   (minimum 10 participants)

-8 Sessions over 4 weeks
-Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30am
-Cost is $15.00 for a 55+ Membership plus $50.00 for the course
-Begins October 4th - October 27th

Lunch and Learn Sessions are postponed until January.    Partnering with Youville Centre and Boni-Vital Council for Seniors enables us to bring to you educational opportunities.   Check website in January for information.

Karen Irvine
Phone:  (204) 254-1010 x 206
WRHA Flu Shot Clinic at Dakota -
Oct. 25, 26, and 27 

WRHA's annual flu shot clinic is on Oct 25, 26, and 27, 2016 from Noon to 7:00 PM, in the 2nd Floor Great Hall in the Jonathan Toews Sportsplex.
Protect yourself and your loved ones this year with a flu shot. Please bring your Manitoba health card. For more information, visit: wrha.mb.ca or click here. 
Sport & Rec Expo was a Success
Thanks to all who came to Dakota's Sport & Recreation Expo on Wednesday, September 7th. The Jonathan Toews gymnasium was busy with the sounds of mingling from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm. The event was free of charge, and there was plenty of prizes and refreshments to go around! It was a successful event with more than 100 people in attendance, as well as 25 + tables.

Dakota Congratulates Nicholas Faucher, Winner of the Jets Jersey From the Sport & Rec Expo Draw, pictured above with his father Ryan!

Table attendees included representatives from Dakota sports and programs such as: Youth hockey, adult hockey, ringette, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, skating, fitness & yoga, photography workshops, seniors programing, Optimal Training Academy, the athletic centre, nursery school, and more.   

Other organizations and businesses in our  community also participated, including:  Vista Place Physiotherapy, Exhale Dance Studio, Manta Swim Club, Coaching Manitoba (Sport Manitoba), South End Rugby, the Louis Riel Library, Youville Clinic, Bowls Manitoba, Girl Guides of Manitoba Winnipeg Chapter, and Dakota Karate.   Thanks to all for your support. 

Dakota is proud to be a meeting place at the centre of the community.  Stay tuned for more fun events at Dakota such as our  29th Annual Christmas Craft Sale  (November 5th and 6th) and Santa's Breakfast (Saturday December 10)

Dakota Community Centre
Phone: 204-254-1010
Fall/Winter Events at Dakota
29th Annual
Christmas Craft Sale

Saturday, November 5th, 2016 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, November 6th, 2016 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join the crowd at Dakota Community Centre in the lower and upper halls for one of the largest community craft sales in Winnipeg! 80 vendors will be in attendance, a tea room, and lots more!

Admission: $4.00 for the day

Santa's Breakfast

Everybody's waiting for the man with the big red bag! 

Dakota Community Centre's famed annual Breakfast with Santa is back again on  Saturday December 10, 2016  from 8:00 am-11:30 am. The event will be held in the Jonathan Toews Sportsplex gymnasium.

Tickets will be available soon! 

Dakota Community Centre
Phone: 204-254-1010

Dakota Community Centre | 1188 Dakota Street | 204-254-1010www.dakotacc.co
In This Issue
Meet the new Program Director
Follow us on social media!
Calling all Seniors
WRHA Flu Shot Clinic
Jets Jersey Winner
Free Public Skating
Scholarship Applications
Athletic Centre
Around Our Community
Facility Rentals
Fall Hours of Operation


The Canteen in the Jonathan Toews Sportsplex will be opening on Monday October 3!
  • NEW! Open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week!
  • NEW! Various breakfast options
  • NEW! Hot/Homemade soups & wraps
  • NEW! Healthy Options & some old favourites!
Stop by and meet Tracy our new Canteen Manager!  She'd love to hear your thoughts on our new offerings and hear how we can serve you better!
Tracy Pearson
Lace up Your Skates! 
Join us for FREE Public Skating 

Free public skating has begun at Dakota for the fall and winter season. Ice times are Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday. Enjoy some exercise, breathe the crisp air and have some fun!

Click here to view the public skating schedule!

Everyone 16 years of age and under must wear a helmet.   Skating aides for small children are available.

All are welcome!

Carol Lindsey
(204) 254-1010 x 200
Scholarship Applications

Attention Students: Apply for Dakota' scholarship program! 

The Board of Dakota CC is proud to offer up to three, $500 Scholarships annually to qualified youth who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the Dakota Community Centre.

Application deadline:   5:00pm (CST) on March 31, 2017

Click here for for more information including eligibility requirements, required documents and more. 

Click here for last year's recipients!

(204) 254-1010 
Cheer on
own JONATHAN TOEWS & Team Canada in the World Cup Finals

Watch Team Canada play here, or visit Dakota to watch it on TV in the rink viewing area.


Follow the action on Twitter by searching for #WCH2016
Athletic Centre Memberships
The Athletic Centre is open from  6:00am-11:00pm, 
7 days a week, unless otherwise posted at the Centre or on our website.

Rates For the Athletic Centre:

3 Month Membership $100
6 Month Membership $160
12 Month Membership $250

To purchase your membership, please visit the Dakota Community Centre office between 9-5 on weekdays.

Dakota Community Centre
Phone: 204-254-1010
Around our Community
What's happening in River Park South?

Henteleff Park has opened at 1964 St. Mary's Rd.  See the full story  here.

Congrats, Dakota Collegiate, on the opening of Winnipeg's first highschool cricket facilities! See the full story here. 
Facility and Ice  Rentals
Need a space? Need some Ice? 
Be our Guest!

The Great Hall can accommodate 371 people, and Gymnasium can accommodate 321 people.

Our meeting and board rooms accommodate approximately 30 people.

Ice rental is also available. 

Dakota CC is a great place for socials, birthday parties, meetings and more.

For hall prices, available ice, and further
 information  click HERE  
or call Susan Southern at 254-1010.

Registration for the fall/winter session is now open!

 Sessions start on Monday, October 17, 2016. Learn to skate with certified coaches!!

Monday Ice Times:

Session 1: 5:20 pm - 6:05 pm
Fees: $300.00 (for 20 wks)

PreCan - Stage 2(Pre-Can Skaters, 3 yrs old)
Stage 1 &2 (Beginners with no previous experience)

Session 2: 6:10 pm - 6:55pm
Fees: $300.00 (for 20 wks)

Stages 2-6 (Previous experience with CanSkate)

Skate Winnipeg

Optimal Training Academy

Improve fitness, core body, strength and explosiveness with Optimal Training Academy sessions designed by resident personal trainer Terry Hadlow.

Adult performance training:
10 Sessions - $90 per person

Youth performance training: 
16 weeks - $1100 per person

4 week block - $275 per person

Team performance training:
10 sessions - $90 per player

Click HERE for more information.

Terry Hadlow

 Hours of Operation
Main Office
Monday- Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 
Closed  on Statutory Holidays

Facility &Weight Room
Monday - Sunday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
(Closed for Remembrance Day)
Contact us