“Howe Happenings” pumped for Multi-sport Centre

Written by Gordie Howe Sports Complex staff

June 9, 2021

The new Multi-sport Centre is slated to open in early July. (Photo by Darren Steinke)

Feature on Running Wild part of June content upload

The Multi-sport Centre is almost ready to be used.

If you have driven along Dudley Street over the past nine months, you would have seen the landscape at the Gordie Howe Sports Complex change as construction progressed on the Multi-sport Centre, and it took shape.

The Multi-sport Centre is slated to open in early July. A piece on the building nearing completion is main feature for the June content upload for the Howe Happenings blog.

Our Operations Manager Johnny Marciniuk has taken tours on a frequent basis of the Multi-sport Centre as it has been built. The 20,000 square foot building will be big in serving the baseball, track and field and speed skating communities.

It will provide top level amenities for baseball games at Cairns Field and competitions at the Track and Field Track which doubles as the Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval in winter months.

The piece also contains highlights a couple of the area’s top athletes made at the Track and Field Track.

Savannah Sutherland set a couple of provincial records at the Track and Field Track. (Photo by Darren Steinke)

Along with the feature on the Multi-sport Centre, Howe Happenings contains a story on the Running Wild Athletics Club, which is an indigenous track and field club that operates provincially. Running Wild was started in 2018 to provide another avenue for indigenous athletes to become involved with sports.

On top of providing opportunities for indigenous athletes to compete, Running Wild has also provided new chances for veteran indigenous track and field athletes to try their hand at coaching.

You can find these items on the “Howe Happenings” blog at howehappenings306.blogspot.com.

New content will be released on the ninth day of each month. We hope you will enjoy the stories that make up the posts on the “Howe Happenings” blog.

A couple of runners take part in a Running Wild Athletics Club practice. (Photo by Darren Steinke)