Dakota Fieldhouse open for business
The Dakota Community Centre officially opened its new Dakota fieldhouse yesterday, with help from Chicago Blackhawks captain and the pride of Winnipeg, Jonathan Toews, who lent his star power by delivering a video message to those on hand. Top: Riel MLA Rochelle Squires (centre left) and Mayor Brian Bowman (centre right) are joined by politicians and community representatives in cutting the ribbon to mark the grand opening of the fieldhouse. The $20.5-million, 60,000-sq. ft. facility, located next to the Jonathan Toews Sportsplex, was helped by $7 million in funding from the province and $6.5 million from the city; Middle, Stacey Mendoza serves during a game of pickleball; Middle inset: Dakota Community Centre CEO Michele Augert speaks during the event.