The Weyburn Recreation and Cultural Centre (WRCC) is a multi-purpose sports, culture and recreation facility that will offer important healthy and accessible opportunities to our community.
The WRCC 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.
The facility is a community partnership project with the Southeast Cornerstone School Division. The WRCC 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.
WRCC Lower Level
o Weyburn Art Council (WAC) gallery
o Pottery studio
o 1/2 FIFA soccer field (45 m x 60 m)
o Warm-up area (batting cage/pitching)
o Three multi-purpose rooms
o Play & Climb indoor play space
o Eight dressing rooms (four rooms accessible to outdoor rink)
o Office/admin space
o Commercial lease space
o Spectator seating (288)
o Mini gym space (volleyball court or two pickleball courts)
o Multi-sport simulator room (four simulators)
o Viewing area to WAC gallery
o Viewing area to play space
o Views out to Jubilee Park/5th St.
Outdoor Ice Surface
o Four rooms in WRCC (accessible to outdoor rink)
o Zamboni room in WRCC
o Basketball nets
o January 28, 2019 – Award contract to Wright Construction
o March 2019 to April 2021 – Construction period
o April to June 2021 – Commissioning
o June 2021 – Substantial completion
o September 2021 – Proposed official opening