We are a community run organization that relies on government grants and private donors in order to continue providing our services. 
 
We will share photos and stories on this page of the generous donors who help keep our doors open as well as updates on the extensive upgrades we've been able to complete over the years
For more information on contributing, please reach out through our Contact page. We are able to offer tax receipts for all donations over $500. The receipts are issued by the RM of Oakland-Wawanesa.
Upgrade Timeline
  • Install automatic doors, renovate bathroom and install a lift to make the facility more accessible for those with mobility issues

  • Install a forced air furnace in the basement

  • Install two new water fountains in the facility

  • Install new time clock in hockey arena

2018

  • Installed new LED lights in arena

  • Installed new T8 lighting in all viewing areas 

  • Installed new T5 lighting in curling arena

  • Installed a new forced air furnace in the upper viewing area

  • Rebuilt ice resurfacer to new specifications

2015

  • Installed 30” of insulation in the attic of facility

  • Installed floor heat in Room 4

2012

  • Installed new boards in hockey arena

  • Installed new glass and safety netting in hockey arena

  • Installed two new brine pumps

  • Installed new sound system in hockey arena and upper viewing area

  • Installed insulation and tin in the curling arena

2017

  • Upgraded the curling scoreboards with new fronts and lights

  • Added Styrofoam around the foundation of the outside of building for extra insulation

2014

  • Installed a dehumidifier in hockey arena

  • Installed security system

2016

  • Added free wifi

2013

Donors
 

Lions Club

Mike Fisher (left) representing the Lions Club of Wawanesa presents a cheque for $4,000 to Wawanesa and District Recreation Centre manager Brent Cullen (right). The funds will go towards a new scoreboard.
The rink board would like to thank the Lioness Club for their generous donation and continued support of the Wawanesa Rink. 

Lioness Club

Wendy Cullen (right) representing the Lioness Club of Wawanesa presents a cheque for $2,000 to Wawanesa and District Recreation Centre manager Brent Cullen (left). The funds will be used for capital projects within the facility.
The rink board would like to thank the Lioness Club for their generous donation and continued support of the Wawanesa Rink. 

Ellis Seeds

Amanda and Simon Ellis representing Ellis Seeds present Brent Cullen with a cheque for the Wawanesa Recreation Centre to be put towards two new water fountains. 
The rink board would like to thank Ellis Seeds for their generous donation and continued support of the Wawanesa Rink. 

Enbridge Energy

Les Scott representing Enbridge Energy present Brent Cullen with a cheque for the Wawanesa Recreation Centre to be put towards the ongoing lift project. 
The rink board would like to thank Enbridge Energy for their generous donation and continued support of the Wawanesa Rink. 

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company

Kevin Bailey (left) and Abbie Smith (right) representing the Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company present Brent Cullen (centre) with a cheque for the Wawanesa and District Recreation Centre to be put towards the capital improvements being done at the facility.
The rink board would like to thank the Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company for their generous donation and continued support of the Wawanesa Rink. 

Wawanesa Community Foundation

Bruce Gullett (left), representing the Wawanesa Community Foundation presented Brent Cullen (right) with a cheque for the Wawanesa and District Recreation Centre to be put towards the capital improvements being done at the facility.
The rink board would like to thank the Wawanesa Community Foundation for their generous donation and continued support of the Wawanesa Rink. 

Wanless Geo-Point Solutions Inc. 

Darren Wanless of Wanless Geo-Point Solutions Inc. in Winnipeg presented a cheque to the Wawanesa Rink. 
The rink board would like to thank Darren and Wanless Geo-Point Solutions Inc. for their generous donation and continued support of the Wawanesa Rink. 

Guild Insurance

Derek MacGregor (right) with Guild Insurance in Wawanesa presented Brent Cullen, Arena Manager (left) with a $5,000 cheque. 
The rink board would like to thank Guild Insurance for their generous donation and continued support of the Wawanesa Rink. 

Lions Club in Wawanesa

Mike Fisher (right) with the Lions Club in Wawanesa presented Brent Cullen, Arena Manager (left) with a $3,000 cheque. 
The rink board would like to thank the Lions Club for their generous donation and support of the Wawanesa Rink. 

Lioness Club in Wawanesa

Megan Ellis (right) with the Lioness Club in Wawanesa presented Brent Cullen, Arena Manager (left) with a $1,000 cheque. 
The rink board would like to thank the Lioness Club for their generous donation and support of the Wawanesa Rink. 

Royal Bank in Wawanesa

Val Plett (right), Manager of the Royal Bank in Wawanesa presented Brent Cullen, Arena Manager (left) with $1,000 graciously donated by the Royal Bank. 
That money will go towards the Board and Glass Project at the Wawanesa Rink. 
The rink board would like to thank the Val and the Royal Bank for their donation and support of the Wawanesa Rink. 
 

Tri Lake Agri/Richardson Foundation

Daryle Manning, TLA Area Marketing Rep (left) and Brad Cullen, TLA Director of Operations (right) present Brent Cullen, Arena Manager, with a cheque for $25,000 to be used for the elevator lift system to be installed at the Wawanesa Rink. 
The mobility project will see an elevator installed in the arena as well as automatic doors, making the rink accessible to all. 
The project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2018. 
The rink board would like to thank the TLA/Richardson Foundation for their support of the Wawanesa Rink. 
 

Brandon Area Community Foundation

The Wawanesa Rink was presented with $20,000 graciously donated by the Brandon Area Community Foundation. 
That money was put towards the ongoing replacement of boards in the hockey side of the rink. 
The rink board would like to thank the BACF for their donation and support of the Wawanesa Rink. 
 

Shur-Gro Farm Services

Bruce Beare (right), the manager for Shur-Gro Farm Services, presents Arena Manager Brent Cullen (left) with a cheque for $7,000 to be used for the Arena Board and Glass Project.
 
The rink board would like to thank Shur-Gro for their continued support of the Arena and for recognizing its importance to the community.
2019 Wawanesa Rink
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