The Credit Union Spark Centre is a multi-purpose sports, culture and recreation facility that will offer important healthy and accessible opportunities to our community.
The facility is a progressive step forward for the City of Weyburn. The facility will be completely accessible with barrier-free access points to the building and interior features including the art gallery, pottery studio, multi-purpose rooms, indoor track, simulator room, mini gym, multi-use synthetic field, children’s play space and outdoor ice surface.
The inclusive centre is an infrastructure project identified in the Leisure Facility Plan. The plan was developed to ensure investments in sport, culture and recreation infrastructure occur in a manner that:
o Is aligned with City of Weyburn long-term infrastructure plans.
o 1.5 km of tree-lined paved walkways;
o Six ball diamonds, specifications of which vary in order to accommodate all levels of minor ball;
o Multi-use sport fields and several smaller pitches for soccer and football;
o Three tennis/pickleball courts equipped with lighting;
o Outdoor rink; and
o Playground area.
To see more of the facility amenities, click here.
The facility is a community partnership project with the Southeast Cornerstone School Division. The Credit Union Spark Centre will be owned and operated by the City of Weyburn (projected cost of $25 million) and the adjacent elementary school will be owned and operated by the school division.
Wright Construction Western Inc. was awarded the construction contract on Jan. 28, 2019, at the regular Weyburn City Council meeting and a message from Wright was provided on its commitment to collaboration with local labour and materials.
In early September 2020, a partnership between the City of Weyburn and the Weyburn Credit Union was secured for the naming rights to the facility. Weyburn Credit Union will contribute $1,000,000 over 20 years towards the Credit Union Spark Centre.
In late September 2020, a partnership between the City of Weyburn and MNP was announced for the indoor play and climb space, with MNP contributing $150,000 over 10 years for the naming rights and signage.
In early October 2020, the City of Weyburn approved an additional sponsorship from Whitecap Resources Inc. for a 10 year naming rights term through a financial contribution of $20,000 for one of the eight dressing rooms in the recreation and cultural facility. In January 2021, Weyburn Oilwomen Association Inc. and Viterra Inc. joined as dressing room sponsors, through 10 year naming rights terms for $20,000, respectively.
As work continues on the Weyburn Recreation and Cultural Centre, please be aware of the active construction zone which is highlighted below.
For your safety and the safety of our workers, please pay attention when utilizing Jubilee Park and avoid the perimeter of the work zone.