About THE SNCC

History

The land on which the St. Norbert Community Centre is located was sold to the City of Winnipeg for nominal fee in 1940. Joe Grandmont sold this land with a proviso that the land would always be used for community recreational purposes.

Shortly after the land was sold, a building from the corner of Marchand Road and Red River Drive was moved to the site to be used as a community hall. Gradually a hockey rink and ball diamond were added. The original structure burnt down around 1950 and was replaced with the existing main structure where it stands today. The hall was used for many recreational purposes including hall rentals, bingo and brownies (Girl Guides of Canada).

In 1977/78 the structure housing the change rooms and washrooms was built for the outdoor rink. This was separate from the main hall. In 1985, an addition was built connecting the two buildings and allowing for expansion of the hall washrooms and canteen and a new meeting room.

The arena was built in 1996 features the a viewing lounge, meeting rooms, canteen, 200’x85’ rink surface, spectator seating, and dressing rooms.

Outdoor facilities include one outdoor rink, a large outdoor splash pad, a double tennis court, a baseball diamond, three mini-soccer pitches and ample green space.

Since its inception, the SNCC has grown into a multi-faceted place of business, sport, recreation and community assembly.

Governance

The business and affairs of the SNCC are governed by a Board of Directors consisting of not less than seven members including the Executive Committee, which have been elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the membership.

Prospective board members must reside in the St. Norbert catchment area to be eligible for a board of directors position. The catchment area is defined by the City of Winnipeg Community Services Department.

St. Norbert residents can submit their name and contact information to the SNCC office for listing as a general member.

The SNCC hosts the AGM every April for all members to hear annual reports and conduct elections for the board of directors. The positions carry a number of responsibilities vital to the administration, operation of the facility and programs.

The Executive Committee positions are elected from the board or general membership lists.

The 2018/19 Board of Directors include:

Executive Committee

President: Vacant

Vice President: Dana Derkson

Treasurer: Sandra Stoesz

Secretary: Samantha Green

Board Members

Vice President - Sport: Beth Ralko

Marketing & Fundraising Director: Dana Derkson

Hockey Director: Keith Murphy

Baseball Director: Don LaPointe

Soccer Director: Sandra Stoesz

Mini Soccer Director: Brian Murphy

Director at Large: Monique Vouriot - LaPointe

Director at Large: Samantha Green

Volunteers Director: Vacant

Softball & Ringette Directors: Vacant

As per the constitution, vacant positions can be filled through a special general meeting called by the President or 1/3 vote in favor by the board of directors or by fifteen members in good standing.

Management

The SNCC employs full-time, part-time and casual employees to manage the day to day business and operations for the community centre. Staff report to a Facility Manager who in turn reports to the board of directors.

Three full-time staff are employed by the community centre to manage and maintain the facility throughout the year. Part time staff are brought on for the busy winter season.

Facility Manager: Norman Ettawacappo

Norman is responsible for the oversight of all day to day activities including administration, human resources, facility operations & maintenance, events & rentals and financial management. Norman has been a resident of the St. Norbert community since 2009 and joined the SNCC in March 2018.

Bookkeeper: Sheila Strutt

Sheila works closely with the Facility Manager on daily financial management activities such as accounts payable/receivable and audit preparation. Sheila has been with SNCC for many years and is a resident of St. Norbert for 35 years.

Rink Operators: Robert Croteau (Lead), Ralph Stevenson, Mark Florendo, Donald Smith

The SNCC employs 1 full-time and 3 part Rink Operators who are responsible for monitoring the ice plant, ice maintenance, and general maintenance of the facility’s indoor and outdoor spaces. They also are involved with event inspections, event set up/tear down, cleaning and supervision.

Facility Attendant: Lorenna Wong, Rylynn Palichuk

The facility attendants are responsible for event coordination, screening arena participants, cleaning and sanitizing protocols.

Casual Staff:

SNCC employs casual workers as event supervisors, canteen workers, bartenders and parking attendants. They are responsible for event coordination, canteen sales and bartending services. Parking attendants oversee parking services during the busy St. Norbert Farmers Market season.

Affiliations

General Council of Winnipeg Community Centres (GCWCC)

The St. Norbert Community Centre is a member of the General Council of Winnipeg Community Centres (GCWCC). The GCWCC was formed to provide a central council where representatives from all community centres could meet to exchange views and consider solutions to common concerns.

GCWCC support services include; board development, financial accountability, grants, leadership development, policy development, problem solving, program development, risk management and volunteer management.

City of Winnipeg

The SNCC is also supported by the City of Winnipeg Community Services Department, as partners, where a common goal to plan, initiate and conduct a broad range of activities of available facilities, provision of leadership and the promotion of recreational opportunities to the community.

The SNCC also liaises with the City of Winnipeg Parks and Open Spaces division for the maintenance of all grounds under SNCC responsibility.

Advertising Opportunities

The SNCC attracts thousands of visitors a year utilizing the arena, multipurpose room, meeting rooms, outdoor rinks and outdoor sport venues. Some user groups include hockey and ringette leagues, dog shows, craft sales, families, youth summer programs, dance groups, ball leagues, schools, local businesses, political parties and church groups. The user groups themselves manage hundreds of members either as direct participants or spectators who visit the SNCC.

The Arena Building is the main attraction for the SNCC. Some advertising opportunities exist through the purchase of:

  • 4’ H x 8’ L wall boards facing the spectator seating area and flanking the score board

  • 32" H x 8’ L rink boards facing the spectator seating area

  • On ice logos at blue lines visible to spectators

On Ice logos must be installed in August of any given year prior to ice being installed. Wall and Rink boards can be purchased at anytime of the year.

If you are interested in purchasing advertising space at the St. Norbert Community Centre please contact the Facility Manager at 204-269-4120 or via email at manager@stnorbertcc.ca. Detailed advertising rates and other considerations will be shared with interested parties.

SNCC Unveils New Logo

For the last few years, the St. Norbert Community Centre board of directors has been working on a few communication related projects in an effort to improve on and expand our reach to the St. Norbert community. One of the projects included the creation of a new logo that would showcase the rich history of the community and the fighting spirit of our residents, past, present and future.

The SNCC board of directors identified several fundamental concepts derived from St. Norbert's past, present and future direction.

The SNCC version of the logo above is for use by the organization for non-sport team applications.


THE STORY BEHIND THE NEW LOGO

“SNCC” is the acronym for the “St. Norbert Community Centre”

The “Rebels” name is representative of the historical conflicts had between the largely Metis community of the area and the Canadian government.

The colors used in the font, background, bull and wheel links to the more recent colors used by the facility and sport teams.

The “Bull” in the foreground tells of the strong agricultural history of the St. Norbert community. The Bulls’ aggressive, rebellious stance will represent the strength and resilience of the athletes competing under the SNCC Rebels banner.

The “Wheel” in the background is derived from the red river cart. The red river cart was an effective method of transport for people and supplies throughout the prairies. The large wheel provides strength and stability to the cart, much like the community centre today offering consistent and sustainable programs for the families of St. Norbert.

The font used for “SNCC” and “Rebels” gives the logo a modern look and feel that ties the past to the present. The font also has a futuristic look that represents how the SNCC is always looking forward, anticipating what’s to come and planning for best possible outcomes.