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Demolition Begins May 1, 2019

Demolition began on May 1st at the Minden on the Minden Community Centre and Arena. Construction fencing has been installed around the entire lower portion of the facility. We ask everyone to please respect these boundaries and posted signage, as they are in place for the workers and the public’s safety.

Anyone wishing to access the facilities or speak to a Community Services staff member, can do so via the Scout Hall entrance, located at the rear of the building (beside the lower ball diamonds parking lot).

For general inquiries, please call 705-286-1936 ext. 200.

Renovation Progress

Visit our Photo Gallery for more pictures of the renovation progress

Sept 24, 2019 - Interior work
Sept 24, 2019 – Interior work
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Sept 24, 2019 – Interior work
09.24.19 Interior work3
Sept 24, 2019 – Interior work
09.19.19 Exterior stone work
Sept 19, 2019 – Exterior stone work








08.16.19 Gymnasium construction2
Aug 16, 2019 – Gymnasium construction
08.16.19 Gymnasium construction1
Aug 16, 2019 – Gymnasium construction
09.17.19 Interior view of Arena and Gymnasium2
Sept 17, 2019 – Arena interior construction








09.17.19 Interior view of Arena and Gymansium1
Sept 17, 2019 – Interior work Arena & Gym
08.12.19 Gymnasium1
Aug 12, 2019 – Gym construction
08.12.19 Exterior view
Aug 12, 2019 – Exterior of Arena

Validation Report: Jan 31, 2019

At the January 31, 2019 Special Meeting of Council, Council received the Validation Report from McDonald Brothers Construction Inc. and Parkin Architects Limited on the renewal of the S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena and Community Centre. At its February 14, 2019, Special Meeting of Council, Council accepted the validation report and approved the project to proceed as recommended by the Arena Task Force.

To view the plans of the new facility, download the presentation here.

Public Tender (Advance Procurement Notice) Now Available

The Township of Minden Hills has retained McDonald Brothers Construction Inc (MBC) to act as their Design Builder to redevelop the S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena & Community Centre, located at 55 Parkside Street in Minden. The project includes accessibility upgrades along with the reconstruction of the arena and a parking lot restoration.

The scope of work also encompasses the expansion of the recreational complex to include a multi-use gymnasium facility with a raised walking track designed to broaden the services offered to the citizens.

The tender process will begin in April and will be rolled out in multiple scope packages to expedite field activities. McDonald Brothers Construction will be hosting the tender packages on their current tender portal; any documents not downloaded from this source are not guaranteed to be accurate. You must be registered to access the tender documents.

McDonald Brothers Construction Inc. Tender Portal

Stay tuned for information on the development of a Community Fund Raising Campaign in support of the project!

For more information, contact:

Mark Coleman
Director of Community Services
Tel: 705-286-1936 ext. 201