Public Information Session to Be Held for New Sports Dome

Sudbury District Sports Club and CSCNO have reached an agreement to build a sports dome in Greater Sudbury. Funding for the dome has come from a private donor who has committed $3 million for the multi-use facility. Photo: Sudbury Sports North Facebook

The Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) will host a public information session on Thursday, November 15, at 6 p.m., in the École secondaire du Sacré-Cœur gymnasium. This session will offer the community an update on the proposed construction of a sports dome on the school property located at 261 Notre-Dame Avenue in Sudbury. The public as well as members of the media are welcome to attend.

The sports dome, managed by the Sudbury District Sports Club (SDSC), will be built on the grounds of the École secondaire du Sacré-Cœur, with construction planned to begin in the spring of 2019. The CSCNO expects to invest $300,000 in this project. Changes made to the Sacré-Cœur parking lot and the addition of external washroom facilities will benefit both students and the community at large. The new sports facility will include two artificial grass playing fields and will operate all year round.

The SDSC received the full $3-million dollar funding for a multi-use sports facility from a private donor in August 2016. Once construction is complete the new all-season sports facility will house two synthetic turf soccer fields and operate year-round.

The strategic location of the dome will make it possible for all students in the community as well as all residents of Greater Sudbury to benefit from a facility that encourages exercise and physical activity throughout the year. While CSCNO students are to have priority access during school hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), the mission of the dome is to serve students from all school boards in Greater Sudbury as well as the entire community.

The proposed sports bubble will be operated by the Sudbury District Sports Club. The SDSC will fund the project and operate the sports bubble.

The Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario offers a French Catholic Educational Program that is widely recognized for its excellence. The CSCNO provides a quality learning environment and academic program that runs from early childhood to adult education, with some 7,000 students enrolled in 27 elementary and 10 secondary schools.

The CSCNO expects to invest $300,000 in this project and is working with an architect to ensure that all alterations to the site and the school comply with the site plan agreement. Changes made to the École secondaire du Sacré-Cœur parking lot and the addition of external washroom facilities will benefit both students and the community at large.

As part of the agreement, the CSCNO will have access to 50% of the space in the sports bubble from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on school days for the benefit of its students. CSCNO students and staff can also access the facility in the evening depending on availability.

The proposed sports bubble will be operated by the Sudbury District Sports Club. In recent years, this non-profit organization has been looking for a strategic location to host the facility. The SDSC will fund the project and operate the sports bubble.

About Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario

The Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario offers a French Catholic Educational Program that is widely recognized for its excellence. The CSCNO provides a quality learning environment and academic program that runs from early childhood to adult education, with some 7,000 students enrolled in 27 elementary and 10 secondary schools.

About the Sudbury District Sports Club

Established in 2015, the Sudbury District Sports Club (SDSC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the growth and development of youth and adult soccer and sports in the Greater Sudbury district through quality coaching, continuous education, and training.

Sudbury’s ONLY all-inclusive year-round sports club. The SDSC offers a wide variety of programs for youth and adults in both indoor and outdoor venues with dedicated certified coaches on staff who continually bring expertise and innovation into our community.

Please visit their website for more information on the sports dome and the programs offered.

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