NKCC Craft Sale to be held November 26

Save the date: North Kildonan Community Centre's annual craft sale will take place Saturday, November 26.

More than 25 local artisans will be in attendance, offering unique items for sale to help with your holiday shopping.

Admission is free. The community centre's canteen will be open during the event.

Table rental info will be posted in the coming weeks.

Hockey registration opens in August


Online registration for the 2016-2017 River East Minor Hockey Association season begins August 1.

Applications will be accepted through REMHA's website until September 6. Players will still be associated with North Kildonan Community Centre even though they are registering online with REMHA. Please select NKCC when signing up as enrollment fees are transferred to the club.

In-person registration will take place at Valley Gardens Community Centre on August 29, Chalmers Community Centre on August 30 and Gateway Recreation Centre on September 6.

NKCC ringette organizer recognized by Coaching Manitoba

Tracy Peacock (second from left) is recognized by Coaching Manitoba for more than two decades of coaching.

Tracy Peacock, North Kildonan Community Centre's ringette convenor, was honoured by Coaching Manitoba on Saturday during the organization's annual IMPACT Awards breakfast.

Peacock was one of nine individuals recognized for having coached a minimum of 25 years in the province.

Peacock has been volunteering at NKCC for more than two decades. She helped to relaunch the club's ringette program in 1995 and has been the sport's convenor ever since. Peacock has also sat on the River East Ringette Association's board of directors.

NKCC Cobras capture silvers at WMBA championships

The North Kildonan Community Centre Cobras 12 girls team poses with its WMBA city finalist banner. 

The North Kildonan Community Centre Cobras have added a pair of silver medals to the trophy case from the Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association Championship Weekend on March 12-13.

NKCC fell just short to South Winnipeg 22-21 in the 12 girls citywide final, earning them a second place finish. The Cobras qualified for the championship game after racking up a 13-3-0 record in regular season play. They also outscored opponents 519 to 224.

2016 NKCC Cobras 1314G silver

The North Kildonan Community Centre Cobras 13-14 girls team poses with its WMBA city finalist banner. (Picture courtesy: Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association)

North Kildonan's 13-14 girls team meanwhile lost 37-31 to Lindenwood in the championship game. The Cobras dropped just three of their 16 regular season games this year. 

2016 Winter Classic Photo Gallery

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Click picture to open the 2016 North Kildonan Community Centre Winter Classic photo gallery.

More than 130 minor hockey players from across Winnipeg laced 'em up at North Kildonan Community Centre between January 21-24 for the Winter Classic outdoor hockey tournament. Photos from the event can be viewed by clicking on the picture above.

RELATED: 2016 Winter Classic Silent Auction & Skills Competition Winners

The tournament featured ten teams in two different age groups and a total of 14 games. A hardest shot and accuracy competition was also held inside the community centre along with a silent auction.

A huge thank you to all our sponsors!

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Former NKCC Cobra soccer star slithers onto Manitoba Bisons

Photo credit: Manitoba Bisons

Like most young soccer players, Madeline Schultz’s first coach was one of her parents. Her mother not only taught her the basic of soccer skills but also helped develop a love for the beautiful game.

The Manitoba Bisons soccer team can thank Schultz’s mom for that.

“She made my first year of soccer more comfortable and maybe is part of the reason I became attached to the sport,” said Schultz.

The mid-fielder is in her first season with the Bisons. Schultz credits her days as a North Kildonan Community Centre Cobra between 2003 and 2008 for helping her make the university squad.

“Playing for the Cobras introduced me to the concept of teamwork and helped me understand the basics of soccer,” said Schultz. “It also helped me develop a competitive mindset.”

One that helped her push through adversity during her high school career. Schultz was forced to the sidelines after tearing her ACL while playing with the Miles Macdonell Buckeyes.

“I had missed out on the years where most players prepare for varsity level sports,” said Schultz. “Coming back from the injury and getting onto the Bisons was like getting a second chance.”

Having the right drive and outlook like Schultz also probably didn’t hurt.

“Always put in your best effort and enjoy the game,” said Schltz. “It doesn't matter how good anyone else is, if you work hard and keep a positive attitude, it will always pay off. “