History

About Our Centre

Located in the Town of St-Pierre-Jolys in the Rural Municipality of De Salaberry in southern Manitoba, the St. Pierre-Jolys District Recreational Centre is a 30,000 square foot multipurpose facility that includes a large community hall as well as a regulation size arena. The arena was built in 1953 due to a large amount of support and funding from community members and local groups and in 1955 the community hall was built in order to answer to the growing demand for a multipurpose facility. In the early 1970’s, an artificial ice plant and additional dressing rooms were added.

Click this link to view a YouTube video showing the 48 hour job to pour new cement in the Arena (1970). 
"Take time to read the information accompanying this video .... thanks to the Robidoux Family!!"

The arena is notably one of the home arenas to the area’s minor hockey association (Rat River Minor Hockey Association) along with the St. Malo Arena. The St-Pierre Arena is equipped with an artificial ice system, a concession stand, change rooms, washroom facilities, grandstands protected by Plexiglass an electronic scoreboard and a heated viewing area. The air-conditioned community hall is a large gathering space with a capacity of 285 people equipped with a newly renovated full kitchen and serving bar as well as a second level loft. 
 
The Recreational Centre offers many services and programs that serve the town of St-Pierre-Jolys as well as RM of De Salaberry and its surrounding areas. St-Pierre-Jolys is a predominately Francophone community located approximately 50 kilometres south of Winnipeg and 50 kilometres north of the Canada/USA border. 


St-Pierre-Jolys and District Recreation Centre - 1953 and 2004
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