Conceptual Drawing of Arena - front viewConceptual Drawing of Arena - front entranceConceptual Drawing of Arena - south viewConceptual Drawing of Arena - upper lobbyConceptual Drawing of Arena - lower lobbyConceptual Drawing of Arena - gymnasium interiorConcept drawing of Arena Renewal - WalkthroughConcept Drawing of Arena Renewal - community hub2Concept Drawing of Arena Renewal - community hub1Concept Drawing of Arena Renewal - gymnasiumConcept drawing of Arena Renewal - ice pad


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

July 23, 2019 - Arena Assembly progress
July 23, 2019 – Arena Assembly progress
July 23, 2019 - Arena Assembly progress
July 23, 2019 – Arena Assembly progress
July 22, 2019: Concrete pumper
July 22, 2019: Concrete pumper
July 18, 2019 - Arena Assembly progress
July 18, 2019 – Arena Assembly progress
07.12.19 Arena Wall assembly
July 12, 2019 – Piecing together a section of the Arena Wall assembly.
07.12.19 Arena Honco Building start
July 12, 2019 – Arena Honco Building start
07.12.19 Scaffolding for the ceiling and roof truss assembly
July 12, 2019 – Scaffolding for the ceiling and roof truss assembly.

 

07.12.19 Arena Building assembly
July 12, 2019 – Arena Building assembly
07.12.19 Beginning the Honco Steel structure
July 12, 2019 – Beginning the Honco Steel structure
07.06.19 - Gymnasium/New addition foundation work is started.
July 6, 2019 – Gymnasium/New addition foundation work is started.
07.06.19 Arena and gymnasium/new addition foundations in progress.
July 6, 2019 – Arena and gymnasium/new addition foundations in progress.
07.06.19 Arena Ice Pad foundation coming along nicely!
July 6, 2019 – Arena Ice Pad foundation coming along nicely!
June 19, 2019 - Arial view of the completed footings.
June 19, 2019 – Arial view of the completed footings.
June 19, 2019 - Preparing to pour the concrete for the footings.
June 19, 2019 – Preparing to pour the concrete for the footings.
May 31, 2019 - Official Ground Breaking Ceremony
May 31, 2019 – Official Ground Breaking Ceremony. Members of Council, Staff, representatives from McDonald Brothers Construction, members of Parliament and Community Stakeholders were in attendance to celebrate.
May 31, 2019 - Official Groundbreaking Ceremony.
May 31, 2019 – Official Groundbreaking Ceremony. The renovation plans and conceptual drawings are on display at the S. G Nesbitt Memorial Arena, along the construction site safety fencing, and available for public viewing.
May 16, 2019 - The last of the Arena walls are down!
May 16, 2019 – The last of the Arena walls are down!

 

 

May 16, 2019 - Rooftop view of the renovation site.
May 16, 2019 – Rooftop view of the renovation site.
May 10, 2019, Arena Structure demolition is complete!
May 10, 2019 – Demolition of the Arena rooms and “Barn” structure.
May 8, 2019. Arena demolition view from above. Starting with the ice plant and change room #2.
May 8, 2019 – Demolition starts with the Ice Plant room and Change Room #2.
May 8, 2019 Arena demolition view from above. Rooms are gone, moving onto Arena structure.
May 8, 2019 – The rooms are gone. Moving on to the Arena “Barn” next.
April 30, 2019 Demolition begins at the S.G Nesbitt Arena.
April 30, 2019 – Demolition begins at the S.G Nesbitt 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 mbc.ca 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
mcoleman@mindenhills.ca
Tel: 705-286-1936 ext. 201