Our news:

Do you want to know what happens in your Whyte Ridge community? You now have many ways to do that:

  • The community centre website always has the latest information about programs, classes and events taking place in the community
  • Our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/WhyteRidge is regularly updated, plus you can message us with questions or suggestions. Whyte Ridge Soccer also has their own page – https://www.facebook.com/WhyteRidgeYouthSoccer
  • We also have a Twitter account https://twitter.com/whyteridgecc that receives updates from our website
  • You can also subscribe to our email list to receive our monthly electronic newsletter. The subscription form is on the website’s right side. We will not share your email with anyone else
  • Did you know you can read our news via your feed reader, like Feedly or Flipboard? Here is the URL you need to add – http://whyteridge.ca/wp-cc/feed
  • We’ve had some problems with our digital sign, but it has now been fixed. Next time you are walking or driving by please check it to see any upcoming events
  • When you search us on Google you will be able to find our contact phone number and club hours, read reviews, get directions and more
  • If you would like to host a party or organize an event please visit our rentals section on the website or contact our general manager using the contact form https://whyteridge.ca/wp-cc/facility/rentals/
  • Finally, you can always email our board members (and me personally) to ask questions or provide feedback. All our current directors as well as vacant positions are on our Board page – https://whyteridge.ca/wp-cc/members/board/

Hope to see you more at our centre!

Sincerely yours,

Kirill Pirgalin,
Communication director, Whyte Ridge CC.

Special Thanks to Orli Gelfat http://www.orli-design.com/ for the artwork.


With the temperature finally dropping to more seasonal values, our ice crew should be able to finish west rink by Monday. Please come to enjoy it, and bring your friends and family with you.

Rink open hours

Monday – Friday: 4:30-9:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00-8:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00-8:00 pm

To find more information about public skating please visit our page – https://whyteridge.ca/wp-cc/activities/skating-rinks/


December 5th, 2019, 1:00-3:00 pm

The PAL (55+) organization has been operating in South West Winnipeg for eleven years, with the mission statement: to enhance the lives of older adults in South Winnipeg.

  • Drop-in clubs (bowling, cycling, golf, lunch, bridge, movies, pickleball); fees are pay as you go.
  • Garden Club, Men’s Breakfast.
  • Classes (Zumba, Weights & Resistance, Write On, Yoga, Painting, and more)
  • Special Events (Summer Picnic, Wine Pairing, Concerts, Christmas Party, Zing into Spring)
  • Newer choices (Tai Chi, Book Club, Stitchers, Mahjong).

Pembina Active Living (55+), having been awarded a New Horizons grant in 2019, has undertaken a special intercultural project “Making Connections which is intended to help PAL (55+) become more inclusive and representative of the community it serves, and to fulfill our commitment to the Indigenous Accord. There will be more opportunity to hear about this important initiative on December 5th.

See you at the party, 1:00-3:00 pm at Grace Christian Church.
Address: 50 Barnes St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 4Z7


Registration is open now

Winter session: January 6 – March
Spring session: April 6 – June 22


Shotokan Karate Do Academy: Tiny tigers
Basic introductory karate classes filled with games, exercise and discipline
Ages 4 – 7
Mondays 6:00 – 6:30 PM
Cost: $90 (includes uniform $50 value)
Returning students: $80


Shotokan Karate Do Academy: All levels
Ages 8 – adults
Mondays 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Cost: $90 (includes uniform $50 value)


For inquiries

phone: 204-898-6170


Effered Munoz
Head Instructor
Shotokan Karate-Do Academy – Winnipeg South

Hosted by Whyte Ridge Community Centre

Sunday, January 19, 2020, 1-4 pm

Activities include:

  • Skating (bring your own skates)
  • Sleigh Ride ($2/person or $5/family)
  • Indoor Craft Table
  • Glitter Tattoos
  • Sledding
  • Pizza
  • Hot Chocolate & Cookies
  • MarshmallowRoast
  • Milk Jug Curling
  • MyGym indoor play structure
  • Jets Tickets Raffle (1 ticket for $5, 3 for $10)
  • Silent Auction (1 sheet of tickets for $10)
  • 50/50 (1 ticket for $2, 3 for $5)

HANDBAGS OF HOPE is encouraging women to get involved by donating a gently loved handbag that you fill with useful items for women affected by hardship in our city. Our mission is to INSPIRE HOPE and EMPOWER WOMEN.

You can drop your FILLED purses at the following locations:
• Shooters Golf Course, 2731 Main Street
November 7th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
• East End Community Centre, 517 Pandora Ave East
November 14th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
• Sturgeon Heights CC, 210 Rita Street
November 28th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
• Whyte Ridge Community Centre, 170 Fleetwood Road
December 3rd, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Calabria Market and Lake Life, now Maggie Grace, will NOT be drop off locations this year. Additional drop-offs can be made at 43 Camrose Bay. Please contact Purses of Hope Winnipeg on Facebook to make arrangements.

Suggested Items: Socks, Warm Mitts, Gloves, Hat, Shampoo/Conditioner, Sanitary Napkins/Tampax, Deodorant Kleenex, Soap, Brush/Comb, Granola Bar, Hard Candy, Gum, Tea, Soup packages, Bus Tickets, small denomination Gift Cards, maybe a piece of pre-loved jewellery, and if you would like to add a note of good cheer, we would love to pass it along.

Please visit PURSES OF HOPE Winnipeg on Facebook for more information.

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Sunday November 24, 2019 from 3-5 pm @ WRCC

To raise awareness and promote healthy aging.

  •  Live music featuring Leo Gosselin (leogosselin.com)
  •  20 min. presentation on healthy aging & healthy communities by Dr. Verena Menec
  •  Coffee, tea & refreshments!

People are living longer than ever and, for the first time  in history, there are now more older adults in Canada than  children. How can people stay as healthy as possible for as   long as possible? And how can we make communities more  age-friendly to that people can stay healthy?

Verena Menec, PhD —Professor, Department of  Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Her research focuses on factors related to healthy aging,  and how to make communities more age-friendly.

presented by Sexton Group Ltd.

Winnipeg, MB – KidSport Winnipeg and Desiree Scott, 2016 & 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist, Pro Soccer Player with The Utah Royals and member of the Canadian Women’s National Team and Canada West Hall of Fame announced the fourth annual KidSport soccer camp taking place on Saturday November 23 and Sunday November 24, 2019 at the Garden City Community Center.

“We have taken a little break but I’m so excited that we are back for the 4th camp,” said Scott. “My camps for KidSport have always been an important event for me and one I really enjoy putting on, so I’m pumped we are able to bring it back this year! As always, I want all the participants who come out to enjoy themselves while getting to experience a fun day of soccer specific drills and hopefully gaining a little more motivation to go after their goals. Teaming up with KidSport Winnipeg and giving back is so very important to me and I look forward to being back on the pitch with the kids doing what we love!”

Desiree Scott

Scott, along with some of Manitoba’s top players and coaches will take kids through soccer specific speed and agility training, fundamental drills and ball familiarity exercises. Along with the technical side of the game, the camp is also about having as much fun as possible while learning other important skills such as teamwork, leadership, dedication, self-confidence and how hard work pays off.

The camp is for girls aged 8-18 years old. Registration is open to the public. Community-sponsored girls who have been funded by KidSport Winnipeg to play soccer in 2019 will also be in attendance. “Desiree Scott is a true, homegrown Winnipeg soccer super-star. As a KidSport kid herself as a youngster, Desiree understands better than most, the role KidSport plays in helping to get kids off the sidelines and into the game,” said Rick McGregor, KidSport Winnipeg chair. “With her soccer camp, she pays it forward, showing young girls who attend her camp, the hard work, dedication, perseverance and teamwork required to succeed in both sports and life. Desiree is a true inspiration to Winnipeg’s youth and her dedication and desire to give back to the community, with her infectious personality and energy at her camp inspires a new generation of future stars. KidSport Winnipeg is extremely proud to have both Desiree and the Sexton Group on our team!”

Information about the camp and registration can be found at kidsportcanada.ca/winnipeg or https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/4th-desiree-scott-soccer-camp-presented-by-sexton-group-ltd-registration49904334207?fbclid=IwAR1FioFLc3cPG13GX4apiooqY8Y6z2v11TVRx9bXJa9yI3thy4gKmfZ1q04


KidSport is a national charity administered in Manitoba by Sport Manitoba which provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.  KidSport believes that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports.

Sport Manitoba is a not-for-profit organization and the lead planning, programming, and funding agency for the development of amateur sport in Manitoba. Located in the Sport for Life Centre, Sport Manitoba partners with over 100 organizations to deliver sport in our province and is responsible for programs including the Power Smart Manitoba Games, Coaching Manitoba, Team Manitoba, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, Fit Kids Healthy Kids and KidSport. Services provided include the Sport Medicine Centre, Sport Performance Centre and the Paul Robson Resource Centre for Leadership and Coaching.

For more information please contact:

Christine Hoenisch – KidSport Manitoba
W: 204.925.5922  C: 204.296.2826

Janelle Bohunicky – KidSport Manitoba

It feels odd to be writing this in October when we are all settled into our fall and nearly winter routines.

A personal accident kept us away from getting this done earlier, but we do not want the calendar to flip to 2020 without letting you know about the success of the 2019 Whyte Ridge Mini Soccer season.

2019 Whyte Ridge Mini Soccer saw over 300 players aged 3 to 8 years old playing soccer in Scurfield Park and Don Smith Park in May and June.  They were coached by 76 volunteer family members and friends who in turn were led by 4 committed conveners.

We are so thankful for all of the people who gave their time and energy so our children can have the experience of playing soccer once or twice a week.

A special thank you goes to all coaches and parents who jumped in to help from the sidelines. Mini soccer would not exist without your dedication. We smile when thinking about how engaged you are with your players.


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Last fall – I biked and walked through Scurfield park and worked with the Parks department to conduct an assessment. I’ve been to Scurfield park many times, as I used to live on Bessboro many years ago. I must say, I don’t think any upgrades have occurred in the park for a few decades!  This spring I approved the hiring of a consultant to do an assessment on the conditions and provide recommendations to upgrade the:

  • Pathways
  • Retaining walls
  • Lighting
  • Bench locations

Last year some pathway work was done, this year more is occurring just off Columbia Drive.  The retaining walls are collapsing, the asphalt is in very poor condition, and the light poles are leaning terribly. The front entrance ‘Whyte Ridge’ sign also needs upgrading. The consultant will have a report ready shortly proposing ideas / which pathways may be asphalt or gravel, where additional benches can go, and more.  I will be presenting this report at the Whyte Ridge Community Center’s fall board meeting (September 9th ) and will advertise so people can provide additional input.

I’ve worked on upgrading many parks in the south end of Winnipeg over the years (Kings Park, Kirkbridge Park, La Barriere Park, and others). I am focusing the ward Park’s budget now on Scurfield Park and look forward to some major work to start next spring!  If you have any questions or comments, please email me jlukes@winnipeg.ca

Kind regards,

Janice Lukes

City Councillor, Waverley West Ward  www.JaniceLukes.ca

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