Volunteers in Kenora have created a new drop-in play centre for youth in the area. The Kenora SportsPlex has opened its doors for youth under the age of five to enjoy the new indoor soccer field, filled with toys, balls, soccer nets and more.

The initiative was created by volunteers Megan Derouard and Heather Kasprick. Kasprick explained why the SportsPlex decided to launch the play centre, and how she hopes it will benefit youth and families in the community.

“We are excited to launch the next stage in the Kenora SportsPlex development. It’s a missing piece of our recreational opportunities in our community. There’s not a lot of opportunities for youth in the winter time, especially in the winter months, there’s nowhere for them to run and play. We saw this as an opportunity to add to our complex to get those kids out moving around.”

The drop-in play centre opens from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The SportsPlex, which opened in 2014, is located at 16 Bunny Street – the former Jaffray Melick Arena.

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