Maples News and Announcements Archives

July to December 2012

Canadain flag with Canada Day text.

Free Neighbourhood Canada Day Event

Elwick Community School Grounds - 30 Maberley
July 1, 2012, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Come join your friends and neighbours for LIVE cultural entertainment, kid's games, face painting, bouncy castle, FIREWORKS, treats and more!

For more information contact Chelsea or Kirstie at the Elwick Village and Resource Centre, 1417 Fife Street, or call 632-5992 or 633-7192.

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Athletes in Action summer basketball camps at Maples header logo.

Dates have been set for this year's Athletes in Action basketball camp:

  • Camp #1 - July 9 - 13, 2012
  • Ages 5 - 9 years
  • Time: 9AM - 12PM
  • Registration: $55.00 for Maples kids (regular price $99.00)
  • Camp #2 - July 9 - 13, 2012
  • Ages 9 - 13 years
  • Time: 1PM - 4PM
  • Registration: $55.00 for Maples kids (regular price $99.00)
To register call Athletes in Action at 943-9924 - register by phone only to qualify for the Maples discount rate.

Visit Athletes in Action website for more information here.

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Winter/Spring Sports Season Starts Up!

Our Winter/Spring sports season is in full swing as our Maples Basketball, Indoor Youth Soccer, Cricket, Hockey and Ringette teams form up and begin practices and league games. Please check with your coach for practice times and locations. The on-line calendar above or on the hall rental page provide a listing off all practice times and dates that will occur in the Maples gym. Some practices are scheduled at area schools as well.

Best wishes for a fun and exciting season goes out to all of our kids, parents and coaches and we'd like to thank all of our convenors for their hard work during registrations.

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Extra Registration Date Added

Maples has added one additional registration date for indoor soccer and basketball which will occur on Monday, September 17, 2012, 5:30PM - 7:00PM. Please visit the registration table in the community centre lobby, 434 Adsum Drive.

This is the last chance to register for the Fall/Winter 2012 sports season so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. For additional information regarding registrations read below.

2012 Fall Sports Registrations

Maples Fall sports registrations for indoor soccer and basketball will take place on September 10th, 11th and 13th at the Maples Community Centre gym, 434 Adsum Drive, 7:00 -9:00PM.

Hockey registers August 22nd, 29th and September 4th, 6:30 - 8:30PM at Red River Community Centre, 293 Murray Avenue, or on September 6, 6:30 - 8:30PM at Northwood Community Centre, 1415 Burrows Avenue.

Alternatively SOMHA offers online registration for hockey at this link - CLICK HERE.

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2012 Pre-Season Ringette Camps Announced!

Come Try Ringette banner.

Maples hosts Come Try Ringette on September 16, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the Maples Multiplex Arena, 454 Adsum Drive, Winnipeg. Come watch an exciting AA exhibition game prior to the event at 11:45 AM, featuring some of the best ringette players in the province. Volunteers will be in attendance to answer any questions and handouts on costs, rules and equipment requirements will be available.

For more information please email Cal at
Or visit the Come Try Ringette website here.

Maples 2012 Ringette Pre-Season Camp Dates Announced

It's almost Ringette season and Maples is offering a number of pre-season camps for girls aged nine to 16. Camps run from September 22 - Oct 4, 2012. These camps are an excellent primer for the upcoming season, perfect for athletes that are new to the game or who are looking to get a jump on the season.

Download and print a registration form by CLICKING HERE.

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Maples U14B Girls Win Ringette Tournament

Congratulations goes out to our girls U14B team for winning the Dakota Pre-Season Tournament which occurred this past weekend. A great start to the season and if its any indication of things to come it ought to be an excellent season of play for the team and coaches. Great job everyone!!!

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Maples Girls U10 Ringette 2012 City Champs!

Maples Girls U10 Ringette City Champs 2012.
Maples Monarchs Girls U10 Ringette ends season with city championship gold medal.

Our Girls U10 Ringette team ended their busy 2012 season on a high note by winning gold at their divisional city final championships.

We'd like to thank coach Roger Tuk for his tremdenous effort and cheer goes out to all team members, assistant coaches, parents and volunteers for putting on an exciting year of outstanding ringette action.

For larger versions of our Ringette pictures go to our gallery by clicking here.

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Maples Girls U12 Ringette Wins City Finals Silver Medal!

Maples Girls U12 Ringette Silver medal team picture.
Congratulations go out to the Maples Monarchs Girls U12 Ringette team for winning a silver medal at this years city championships.

A shout-out goes to our all star convenor Cal Taylor and his superb coaching staff for fielding another roster of great teams this year. Maples Ringette continues to field top notch teams and the program continues to attract some of the best players in the district.

A tremendous effort was put on by all Maples ringette players this year and wed like to thank the coaches and parents for making another great season for everyone! You guys are the best and enjoy your summer you deserve it.

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Ringette/Power Skating Training

Starting December 26, 2012, Maples Ringette is offering weekly training sessions that focus on developing and improving skating skills.

Practices will be held every Wednesday from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Maples' outdoor rink #1 weather permitting. Classes will be cancelled if the temperature or windchill is below -25 Celcius.

Check Environment Canada for Winnipeg's current temperature by CLICKING HERE.

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Canadian Professional Goalie School is presenting a goalie clinic at the Maples Arena on December 27 & 28, 2012, from 8:00AM - 12:00PM. For more information go to PGS's website by CLICKING HERE.

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Maples Awarded CIIF Grant for Arena Upgrades

As part of the Community Infrastructure Improvement Program (CIIF), Maples has been awarded $85,610.00. Madame Joy Smith (M.P. for Kildonan-St. Paul) recently visited on November 16, 2012, to make the announcement on behalf of Lynne Yelich (Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification). Proceeds from the CIIF grant will be used to upgrade the Maples Multiplex Arena mechanical systems.

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Maples Receives Grant Via Special Delivery

The normal Saturday morning doldrums for our finance committee were livened up this past weekend by a special visitor bearing gifts. MLA for Burrows Melanie Wight dropped by to present a cheque for $10,800.00 as part of a Community Places Grant that Maples was awarded.

The grant was the final payment from the Province for our Vision 2010 work which is nearly complete the project included electrical upgrades to the arena, new arena HMI and florescent lighting, washroom renovations in the arena and club and our new road-sign. All aspects of the project are complete other than powering the marquee on our new sign which is scheduled for completion by Dec 2012.

Wed like to thank Ms. Wight for visiting and for supporting the clubs efforts, and we look forward to working with all of our elected officials in the area to ensure our club house and arena are kept in good repair so we may meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

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