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Community Services

SPIN - Sports Programs in Inner City Neighbourhoods

Programs & Schedules

SPIN Basketball

SPIN Basketball – Fall 2017
October, November & December 2017.

SPIN, with support from Basketball Manitoba, will run a Basketball Program coming October 2017. This free program is designed for children 6-14 years of age to learn basic skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and fair play in a non-competitive environment.

Site Address Dates Day Times
Mayfair Rec Centre 40 Mayfair Pl. Oct. 21 – Nov. 18 Saturday 1pm
Norquay CC 65 Granville St. Nov. 14 – Dec. 12 Tuesday 5pm
Sinclair Park CC 490 Sinclair Ave. Nov. 16 – Dec. 14 Thursday 4pm
Turtle Island NC 510 King St. Nov. 16 – Dec. 14 Thursday 4pm

Past Programs

SPIN softball

SPIN Softball – Spring 2017

SPIN, with support from Softball Manitoba, will run the SPIN Softball Program starting May 2017. This free program is designed to teach children 6–14 years of age basic skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and fair play in a non-competitive environment.

SPIN will be providing each host site with all the softball equipment needed to run this program. SPIN will also provide free transportation for each host site to travel to and from the baseball diamond. All participants will get a free baseball glove to take home at the end of the program!

Site Address Dates Day Times
Burton Cummings CC 960 Arlington May 16 – June 13 Tuesday 5-6pm

*Note: no formal registration required, participation is on a drop-in basis with the City of Winnipeg Free Play program on site.


SPIN paddling

SPIN Paddling – Summer 2017

This free program is designed to teach children 8–16 years of age basic skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and fair play in a non-competitive environment. SPIN will provide all of the necessary equipment and free transportation for the host site to travel to and from the designated swimming pool.

Thanks to our partners for their continued support of SPIN programming. Our amazing partners not only have provided us with a chance to experience this type of programming, but also have allowed some kids in our community who have never swam before a chance to learn the basics of how to swim.

Not only does SPIN and its partners provide coaching for Aquatic Sports, we also help children who may be lacking the basic swimming skills needed to participate. SPIN allows children the opportunity to discover basic swimming skills they need not only to participate in our programming, but to also take with them as they grow and experience pools and aquatic sports in the future.


SPIN soccer

FREE Soccer Program – Winter 2017

SPIN, with support from the Manitoba Soccer Association, will run a Soccer Program coming January 2017. This free program is designed for children 6-14 years of age to learn basic skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and fair play in a non-competitive environment.

Site Location Dates Day Times
Lord Roberts CC 725 Kylemore Jan. 16, 23, 30 Monday 5-6pm
Burton Cummings CC 960 Arlington Jan. 17, 24, 31 Tuesday 5-6pm
Norquay CC 65 Granville Jan. 18, 25 & Feb. 1 Wednesday 5-6pm
Sinclair Park CC 490 Sinclair Jan. 19, 26 & Feb. 2, 9 Thursday 5-6pm
Broadway Neighbourhood Centre 187 Young Feb. 6, 13, 2 Monday 4:30pm
Ralph Brown Community Centre 460 Andrews Feb. 6, 13 Monday 6pm
Turtle Island Neighbourhood Centre 510 King Feb. 7, 14 Tuesday 4:30pm
Mayfair Recreation Centre 40 Mayfair Pl. Feb 25 – Mar 11 Saturday 12pm
Chalmers Community Centre 480 Chalmers Feb. 4, 11, 25 Saturday 11am

Aquatics

SPIN water polo

SPIN Water Polo – Fall 2017
November & December 2017.

SPIN, with support from the Manitoba Water Polo Association, will run a Water Polo Program September 2017. This free program is designed to teach children 6–14 years of age basic skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and fair play in a non-competitive environment. SPIN will provide free transportation for the host site to and from the designated swimming pool.

Site Address Dates Day Times
Magnus Eliason Rec Centre 430 Langside Nov. 7 - Dec. 12 Tuesday 4pm
Broadway Neighbourhood Centre 187 Young St. Nov. 7 - Dec. 12 Tuesday 4pm

Past Aquatic Programs

SPIN paddling

SPIN Paddling – Summer 2017

This free program is designed to teach children 8–16 years of age basic skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and fair play in a non-competitive environment. SPIN will provide all of the necessary equipment and free transportation for the host site to travel to and from the designated swimming pool.

Thanks to our partners for their continued support of SPIN programming. Our amazing partners not only have provided us with a chance to experience this type of programming, but also have allowed some kids in our community who have never swam before a chance to learn the basics of how to swim.

Not only does SPIN and its partners provide coaching for Aquatic Sports, we also help children who may be lacking the basic swimming skills needed to participate. SPIN allows children the opportunity to discover basic swimming skills they need not only to participate in our programming, but to also take with them as they grow and experience pools and aquatic sports in the future.

About SPIN Aquatics

For the past several years now, SPIN has been providing Aquatic Sport programming to many children across Winnipeg through our various community partners. In partnership with the Sport Organizations that provide Aquatic Sport programming, as well as partnering with our Aquatics Division of the City of Winnipeg, SPIN gives children a unique opportunity to experience aquatic based sports that normally they would never get the chance to partake in.

Thanks to our partners and their continued support of SPIN programming, SPIN has allowed kids to try out sports such as Diving, Water Polo and Paddling. Our amazing partners not only have provided us with a chance to experience this type of programming, but also have allowed some kids in our community who have never swam before a chance to learn the basics of how to swim.

Not only does SPIN provide coaching for Aquatic Sports, we provide support to children who may be lacking the basic swimming skills needed to participate. SPIN allows children the opportunity to discover basic swimming skills they need not only to participate in our programming, but to also take with them as they grow and experience pools and aquatic sports in the future.

SPIN offers Aquatic sport programming usually from October to December, then January to March, and then April to June with a summer component in July into August.

About SPIN

SPIN is a LiveSAFE initiative led by the City of Winnipeg.

SPIN aims to eliminate barriers that inner-city children face to participate in organized sport programming. SPIN provides opportunities to learn basic athletic skills, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and fair play in a non-competitive and safe environment.

These skills help children develop self esteem and confidence, equipping them with the tools to resist gangs and anti-social behaviour.

SPIN has identified the following solutions to barriers inner city children face to participation in sport:

  • Sports are too expensive: SPIN is offered free of charge to participants.
  • Transportation: We work with existing service providers in the community. Our goal is to have a SPIN program within walking distance, eliminating the need for weekly transportation. Transportation for Challenge Day and Wind-up Tournaments is provided for the participants and their family members.
  • Lack of access to equipment: SPIN partners provide the equipment and administration. To facilitate the ongoing opportunity to play, equipment is gifted to the host at the completion of the program.
  • No community coaches: We offer free training and mentorship for volunteers and leaders to help build the sport leadership capacity within the community. We partner with provincial sport organizations to prove coaches, where possible.
  • No access to gym/field space: SPIN works with City Departments, Community Centres, School Divisions and community facilities to open doors for Sports programming.

We would like to thank the following organizations for their support:

Sport Manitoba Winnipeg Community Sport Alliance Kid Sport Province of Manitoba
General Council of Winnipeg Community Centres Winnipeg School Division The University of Winnipeg

Contact SPIN

For information on SPIN:
Phone: 204-986-SPIN (7746)

For information on Community Club locations go to Neighbourhoods of Winnipeg


Last update: October 17, 2017