President’s message

Hello Whyte Ridge and Linden Ridge,

Happy Holidays!  This fall has certainly been a busy one for our centre.  First off, I would like to say thank you to all of those community members who came out to our two Rink Repair days.  Between the volunteers and the funding provided by Councillor Janice Lukes, a generous donation from Wallace and Wallace Fences and Doors, and funding from the Community Centre, the rinks are in great shape for the upcoming skate season.

The WRCC Board has applied for funding to repair the stucco and parging around the building including a new paint job.  This application also included fencing around the rinks to help protect community members and the building from hockey pucks.  We are crossing our fingers that our funding or even partial funding will be awarded to us.  We are also preparing some grant applications to help fund 2022 spring repairs including the player boxes, adding rubber mats to reduce slippage and repairing parts of the paved rink.  A big shout out to Pembina Active Living (PAL55+) who is covering the cost of new windows alongside the ice rinks, installing a sound system inside, as well as updating the office and meeting room space.  We appreciate your investment in our community centre.

Check out this edition of The Ridge for some newly added programs for children and adults!  Everything from Zumbini to Tai Chi.

Looking ahead to spring, we are working on our soccer programming and need your help.  We currently have two volunteers running our entire soccer program which cannot be sustained.  In order for Spring 2022 soccer to take place, we need:

  • Youth Convenor
  • Youth Equipment Manager
  • Mini-Soccer Director
  • Mini-Soccer Equipment Manager
  • Mini-Soccer convenors for different age groups (U4, U5, U6 and U7)

You don’t need to know anything about soccer and our group will assist you and help out.  But we cannot operate our spring soccer program without more volunteers.  The kids are depending on people stepping up. Please email letting them know how you can help.

Looking ahead to summer, the Whyte Ridge Community Centre is excited to be offering a variety of summer camps.  Please read this edition of the Ridge for more information and if your child is interested in an eSports summer camp, make sure to use the QR code to fill out a quick survey.

WRCC Board meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Monday of every month beginning at 7 pm and we invite all community members to attend with ideas for our centre or concerns.

The WRCC Board will soon be looking for the community’s feedback on some ideas to improve our centre like choosing a Whyte Ridge mascot.  Keep watch on our Facebook or Instagram pages.


Kimberley O’Hara