Our objective is to provide opportunities for all, including socio-economic disadvantaged communities by providing programing directly through our facility. We believe in creating opportunities to enhance health and quality of life through physical movement for all members of the community.
Community Outreach Programs
Aboriginal Community Campus Program
We have partnered with the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development and their ACC program to provide physical education curriculum to their students. The participants meet at the Sport for Life Performance Centre and learn about basic fitness principles and how to use equipment safely. They also receive nutrition advice along with diabetes prevention and smoking cessation programs.
Once a month, the Salvation Army brings two groups to the Performance Centre to participate in a ‘Back to Basics’ program that re-introduces individuals to an active lifestyle. The program is aimed at substance abusers as part of their recovery.
The Active Start progam was started for the many children living in the inner city or high risk communities that do not have access to organized sport or physical education programs. For many disadvantaged youth, the benefits of sport can mean staying in school, becoming a role model, or preventing gang involvement.
Through Sport Manitoba, the Active Start program will be working with the Winnipeg Boys and Girls Club of Winnipeg to offer physical activity training and sport programming to youth ages 13-17. Participants will be introduced to training techniques, safe equipment use, nutrition, sport specific skills and drills. They will learn through lectures, demonstrations and practices with certified Sport Manitoba trainers. Each group attends the program for an eight week session that runs on the weekends.
Under supervised training, youth use rowing machines, stationary bikes, weights, TRX and resistance training equipment. Experts will help develop sport-specific skills so these athletes are able to try out for middle and high school athletic teams of their choice, encouraging commitment to school and education.
Argyle Alternative High School
The Argyle Alternative High School does not have a gym and uses the Sport for Life facility once a week. One week with a Sport Manitoba trainer and the other with the school's physical education teacher. Every second week, students see one of Sport Manitoba's trainers who provides them with a variety of fitness classes such as TRX, cycle, barbell, yoga, and stretching.
Addictions Foundation of Manitoba Women’s Centre
Sport Manitoba is working with Addictions Foundation of Manitoba Women’s Centre providing training twice a week. Participants are taught exercises that they can do at their homes with little to no equipment.
To get involved with Community Services, please contact:
Bianca Matwyczuk, Facility Scheduler