Photo above: An aerial view of the CRRC in Niverville
OTTERBURNE, MB – Providence University College and Theological Seminary is excited to announce a new partnership with the Town of Niverville, especially as it relates to the use of the 100,000 square foot Niverville Community Resource and Recreation Centre (CRRC) which opens on July 1st.
“We are grateful to Mayor Myron Dyck, the Niverville Town Council, and all the Town officials who have worked with us on this project. Providence understands intentional partnerships to be critical in carrying out our mission and vision. We look forward to new opportunities for programming, student engagement, recruitment, and community support. It is our hope that this will prove fruitful, both for Niverville and for Providence, as we help each flourish,” said Dr. Kenton Anderson, President.
This partnership, which has been more than a year in the making, will provide opportunities to Providence students, as well as staff, faculty, and alumni to utilize the new venue. Beginning in the Fall 2021 athletics season, all home games for volleyball, basketball and futsal will be hosted at the brand new, state-of-the-art CRRC facility. Practices will still continue on the Otterburne campus.
Providence’s Interim VP Operations and Director of Athletics, Scott Masterson, is pleased with the new partnership and has plans to make a bid for the Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association (CCAA) men’s volleyball national tournament to be hosted in Niverville in 2025.
Mayor Myron Dyck, representing the Town of Niverville, also shares his excitement about this new partnership and opportunities that it will bring to the Town and its residents. “I’d like to take the opportunity to welcome our newest partner, Providence University College and Theological Seminary to our CRRC project. Niverville has always embraced partnerships and values them highly as shown by working with our neighbouring municipalities on various infrastructure projects and now with Providence and our CRRC. The partnership will join two communities thus increasing the exposure for both Niverville and Providence in terms of higher education and athletics and lets others in our province and beyond know our region is where you belong.”
The CRRC includes a multi-purpose fieldhouse, arena, indoor playground, campus and multi-purpose meeting rooms. There is plenty of space for families, athletes and spectators to enjoy. Providence is looking forward to offering our students, student-athletes, employees, fans, alumni, sponsors, and local community an opportunity to experience competitive post-secondary sports and participate in new academic programming opportunities at this modern, leading-edge facility. You can find more information and photos of the facility here.
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Photo: President Kenton Anderson (left) standing at the front entrance of the CRRC with Mayor Myron Dyck (right).