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April Newsletter Available
Grab your family, friends, or next-door neighbours!
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Victoria Day Hours
We are open Monday, May 23, from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
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Rock & Bowl May Packages
Central Plains RecPlex is offering TWO exciting packages this May...
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Member of the Month
The Member of the Month for April is...
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March Newsletter Available
Central Plains RecPlex has partnered...
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Easter Egg Hunt
Keep your eyes peeled at the Central Plains RecPlex this weekend and you just might spot an egg-citing surprise!
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Spring Break On Your Membership
Calling all members! Spring into action at Central Plains RecPlex with this Spring Break deal!
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Spring Break Family Bundle
Looking for an activity to do this Spring Break that the whole family will enjoy? Why not visit Southport Bowl for an afternoon or evening of bowling!
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Member of the Month
The Member of the Month for March is...
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RecPlex Policies & Procedures - UPDATE (March 15, 2022)
We ask that all members read, understand, and follow the policies and procedures before and during their visit to the Central Plains RecPlex.
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Lucky Pot 'O Gold
Do you feel lucky?
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February Newsletter Available
February Newsletter Available...
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NOW OPEN! Brews + Bites
Visit the Central Plains RecPlex and enjoy a pizza and a few drinks...
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Central Plains RecPlex is Hiring
Central Plains RecPlex is currently seeking part-time Customer Service...
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Member of the Month
The Member of the Month for February is...
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January Newsletter Available
2022 will be exciting at Central Plains RecPlex...
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Bring a Buddy Week
From February 11-18, 2022, Central Plains RecPlex members are invited to ‘Bring a Buddy’...
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Valentine's Weekend Bowling Bundles
Love is in the air at Southport Bowl with Valentine's Weekend Bowling Bundles...
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December Newsletter Available
The month of December brought 12 Days of Fitmas to Central Plains...
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New Year, New You at Central Plains RecPlex
Kick start the new year with a new you at Central Plains RecPlex!
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Southport Bowl - Hours of Operation
Roll back into fun this year with Southport Bowl...
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RecPlex Holiday Hours
The holidays are here...
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12 Days of Fitmas
Fitmas is back on Monday, December 13...
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Winter Boots Collection at Southport
Southport will be collecting adult winter boots in support of the Portage la Prairie Bear Clan.
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November Newsletter Available
Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle, Fitmas is returning!
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10 Visit Punch Pass
Did you know the 10 Visit Punch Pass never expires?
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Jingle Bell Breakfast
Please join us in helping reduce hunger in our community
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Black Friday Weekend Sale!
Take advantage of Black Friday savings on Friday, November 26th and Saturday, November 27th at Central Plains RecPlex!
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New Southport Promotional Video
This video explains and highlights what Southport is and...
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It's our 5th Anniversary
On Monday, November 15, we celebrate our 5th anniversary...
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Remembrance Day Hours
The Central Plains RecPlex will be open from 1-10 PM on November 11 for Remembrance Day
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October Newsletter Available
Central Plains RecPlex held its annual fall Discount...
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Spooktacular Booling
Celebrate Halloween with Spooktacular Booling...
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September Newsletter Available
Spooky savings await you on Thursday...
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Halloween Colouring Contest
Enter to win a boo-rrific prize with this year's Halloween Colouring Contest...
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End of 2021 Golf Season
The 2021 golf season has come to an end...
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RecPlex Policies & Procedures - UPDATE
We ask that all members read, understand, and follow the policies and procedures before and during their visit to the Central Plains RecPlex.
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Discount Day - October 28, 2021
On October 28, Central Plains RecPlex is offering spook-tacular discounts on new or renewed memberships purchased. Join now!
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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
We are open October 11th from 5:30am-10pm.
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August Newsletter Available
Job Fair and COVID-19 updates...
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Updated Public Health Orders
As of Saturday, August 28, 2021, masks will be...
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RecPlex Policies & Procedures
We ask that all members read, understand, and follow the policies and procedures before and during their visit to the Central Plains RecPlex.
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July Newsletter Available
Promotions, Southport Bowl, and COVID-19 updates...
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10 Visit Punch Pass
We are all on different stages of our journey...
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Central Plains RecPlex Job Fair
Wednesday, August 4 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Civic Holiday Hours
We are open August 2nd from 5am-10pm.
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Canada Day Hours
We are open July 1st from 5am-10pm.
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RecPlex Policies & Procedures
We ask that all members read, understand, and follow the policies and procedures before and during their visit to the Central Plains RecPlex.
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Follow Us!
Stay up-to-date on RecPlex news by following @centralplainsrecplex on social media!
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Climbing Wall Unavailable
Due to current provincial regulations, the Climbing Wall is unavailable until further notice.
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Book Your Tee Time Now
Try another way of staying active at Southport! Take advantage of the summertime weather and book a tee time at Southport Golf Club.
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Southport Bowl Remains Closed
Due to current provincial regulations, Southport Bowl remains closed until further notice.
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RecPlex Closure
Effective 10:00 pm on Saturday, May 8, Central Plains RecPlex will be closed until further notice in coordination with Public Health Orders.
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Bring It On Spring
Try out our new "bring it on spring" workout circuit. Find it posted on our social media and in the fitness area!
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Book Your Next Tee Time
Want to stay active on the weekends while enjoying the outdoors? Book a tee time at Southport Golf Club!
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Staying At A Safe Distance
You may have noticed that some of our equipment has moved. In accordance with updated restrictions, a distance of 9 meters must be maintained at all times between other members and RecPlex staff.
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RecPlex Policies & Procedures
We ask that all members read, understand, and follow the policies and procedures below before and during their visit to the Central Plains RecPlex.
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March Newsletter Available
In March, in celebration of Easter, and to show appreciation for our members, we held an Easter egg hunt! Read our section in Southport's March Newsletter: https://southport.ca/news.asp?id=331
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RecPlex Easter Weekend Hours
A reminder that we are open on Good Friday, Easter Sunday, and Easter Monday. Pre-book your weekend workout now on our booking page!
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New Equipment Available
We recently received a NEW deadlift platform and a HUGE shipment of new weighted plates! Check out the new equipment on our Instagram and Facebook pages!
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Southport Golf 2021 Opening
We are excited to share that weather permitting, Southport Golf Club will open for the 2021 season on April 15! Try a new kind of recreation at Southport! Head to their website to take a sneak peek at the seasonal rates and green fees.
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Poll Results Are In
We asked. You answered. We listened! We will move forward with our current 2-hour time slots. Thank you to everyone who participated! Book your next workout now!
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February Newsletter Available
We officially reopened on Sunday, February 14 and were thrilled to welcome back our members! Read our section in Southport's February Newsletter.
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Participate in Our Poll
We want to hear from YOU! Should we change workout slots from 2 hours to 1.5 hours so two more slots are added? Let us know on social media!
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Book Your Next Workout
Online workout booking is now available! Book your workouts...
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Southport Bowl Remains Closed
Due to current government-mandated restrictions, Southport Bowl remains closed until further notice.
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RecPlex Reopening Reminders
We ask that all members read, understand, and follow all policies and procedures before and during their visit to the Central Plains RecPlex.
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Follow Us
Follow @centralplainsrecplex on Facebook and Instagram
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25 Days of Fitmas
Congratulations to the weekly #winitwednesday and grand prize winners!
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RecPlex: Code Red Closures
In coordination with government-mandated protocols, the ...
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RecPlex: Code Red Updates
In coordination with government-mandated protocols, the following...
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Indoor Footwear
Remember indoor shoes to use in the gym at your next workout. Help us keep the RecPlex clean!
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Face Mask Policy
Central Plains RecPlex prioritizes member and employee safety and is...
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August Machine of the Month
Step up your cardio regime with the Jacobs Stairway!
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Showers Temporarily Closed Due to COVID-19
The Central Plains RecPlex locker rooms and showers are currently unavailable for member or public use due to government-mandated regulations in place with the COVID-19 pandemic. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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COVID-19 Phase 4 Response
We ask that all members read, understand, and follow the policies and procedures.
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Machine of the Month
The newest cardio area addition, the Airrunner!
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Happy Canada Day
We are open July 1st from 5am-10pm.
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COVID-19 Phase 3 Response
We’re doing our part to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.
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COVID-19 Phase 2 Response
We’re doing our part to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.
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Southport Golf Course Now Open
Please read the following guidelines prior to booking your tee time at Southport Golf Club.
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Clubhouse Renovations
Renovations are now complete inside the Southport Golf Club.
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COVID-19 Phase 1 Response
At Southport, we’re doing our part to help minimize the spread of COVID-19
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Golf Club Upgrades Continue
Renovations are continuing in the Southport Golf Club clubhouse.
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Happy Easter!
Though we remain closed to the public, we would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Easter!
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Central Plains RecPlex Closure
Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Central Plains RecPlex will be closed to the public until further notice.
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Golf Club Receiving Upgrades
Renovations to the clubhouse are now well underway. The clubhouse will receive new countertops and flooring, fresh paint on the walls and the washrooms will also receive upgrades including new finishes and paint.
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BBBS Bowl for Kids' Sake Postponed
Due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 situation, the annual BBBS Bowl for Kids' Sake event has been postponed.
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Celebrate Halloween with Spooktacular Booling!
Celebrate Halloween on November 2nd at Southport Bowl in the RecPlex with Spooktacular Booling!
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Membership Discount Day - October 17/18
On October 17, Central Plains RecPlex is offering discounts on new or renewed memberships purchased. Join Now!
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Labour Day Weekend Hours
The RecPlex will be open on September 2, Labour Day, from 9AM-7PM. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, September 3.Enjoy the long weekend!
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Civic Holiday Hours
The Central Plains RecPlex will be open from 9 AM to 7:00 PM on Monday August 5. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday August 6.
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Annual 3CFFTS Slo-pitch Tournament Another Success
The annual 3CFFTS Slo-pitch Tournament on Friday, June 7 was another successful day of fun and sun!
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Victoria Day Hours
The Central Plains RecPlex will be open from 9 AM to 7 PM on Monday, May 20 for Victoria Day. We will resume regular operating hours on Tuesday, May 21.
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Help Fight Hunger with the RecPlex Food Drive
On your next visit, bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Salvation Army, and enter to win a bowling prize each time you donate.
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Celebrate Spring Break at the RecPlex!
The Central Plains RecPlex is the perfect place to have fun on spring break! Book an hour or more of fun in our full-sized gymnasium, bowling alley, or climbing wall pit. Call to book your spring break activity at the RecPlex today: 204-428-6050
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Louis Riel Day Hours - February 18/19
The RecPlex will be open from 9am-9pm on Monday February 18th for Louis Riel Day. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, February 19. Enjoy the long weekend!
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New Food Kiosk - Brews + Bites
A new food kiosk is now open at the RecPlex!
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Terriers Rock - Jan. 30/19
The Central Plains RecPlex and Southport sponsored the Portage Terriers game on January 30th.
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Rock the New Year Membership Sale - January 5/19
The Central Plains RecPlex is ready to help you rock the new year! Have you been thinking of signing up for a membership? On January 5-18 you'll have the opportunity to receive a surprise discount or prize!
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Top of the Bloc Bouldering Competition - January 3/19
On January 12, can you get to the "Top of the Bloc" at the Central Plains RecPlex bouldering competition? All ages and skill levels are welcome!
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Remembrance Day Closure - November 11/18
The Central Plains RecPlex will be open from 1-7 PM on Sunday November 11 for Remembrance Day.
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Champs Corner 2 Now Open - November 5/18
We are thrilled to annouce that the Portage Terriers will be operating the food kiosks in the Central Plains RecPlex and Southport Bowl, effective November 5, 2018!
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Extended: Membership Discount Day - October 19/18
Membership discount days have been extended until Monday October 22. Receive 10% off select 1-year memberships.
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Southport Bowl Now Open October 5/18
Southport Bowl is officially open!
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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours - October 4/18
The Central Plains RecPlex will be open from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Monday October 8 for Thanksgiving. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday October 9.
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Southport Bowl Grand Reopening
Please join us for the Grand Reopening of Southport Bowl on October 4.
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Gymnastics Registration - August 28/18
Gymnastics registration is on September 10 at 6:00 PM. Use the main entrance of the Central Plains RecPlex. No line ups before 4:00 PM. Anyone loitering in the lobby before 4:00 PM will be asked to leave and come back at 4:00 PM.
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Labour Day Holiday Hours - August 28/18
The Central Plains RecPlex will be open from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Monday September 3 for Labour Day. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday September 4.
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Now Hiring for Recreation Coordinator - August 15/18
Southport is hiring a Recreation Coordinator for the Central Plains RecPlex.
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Global Climbing Day - August 8/18
On August 18, celebrate global climbing day with buy one get one free climbing drop in passes.
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New Baseball Diamond Coming to Southport - August 7/18
Construction is wrapping up on a new baseball diamond in Southport. Article originally posted on Portage Online
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Civic Holiday Hours - July 27/18
The Central Plains RecPlex will be open from 9 AM to 7:00 PM on Monday August 6.
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Canada Day Weekend Hours - June 27/18
The Central Plains RecPlex is open from 9 AM to 7 PM on Sunday July 1 and Monday July 2 for Canada Day.
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Fitness Classes Finished Until Fall - June 27/18
Fitness classes are finished for the summer. Classes will resume in the fall.
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Victoria Day Holiday Hours - May 16/18
The Central Plains RecPlex will be open from 12 PM to 10 PM on Monday, May 21 for Victoria Day. We will resume regular operating hours on Tuesday, May 22.
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Group Exercise Class on New Days - May 10/18
Group Exercise class has been moved to Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8 PM!
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Good Friday Holiday Hours - March 26/18
The Central Plains RecPlex will be open with limited hours on Friday, March 30 for Good Friday. Hours of operation will be 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
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St. Patrick's Day Drop In - March 14/18
Besides not getting pinched, wearing green on St. Patrick's Day has another benefit!
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March Monthly Spotlight - March 6/18
March's muscle of the month is Forearm!
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Kildonan Athletics Club Cancelled - February 21/18
Kildonan Athletics Club has been cancelled until further notice by the organizer. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused for Central Plains RecPlex users. Thank you for your cooperation.
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Free Week for PLPSD Teachers - February 12/18
From February 19 to 25, Portage la Prairie School Division teachers and staff can use our facilities for free!
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Ascend the Pit - February 9/18
On March 3, attempt to "Ascend the Pit" at the Central Plains RecPlex bouldering competition!
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Date Night at Central Plains RecPlex - February 9/18
Need a last minute plan for Valentine’s Day? If you have a Central Plains RecPlex membership, you can bring a date or friend for free on February 14!
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Louis Riel Day Hours - February 8/18
The Central Plains RecPlex will be open from 10 AM to 10 PM on February 19 for Louis Riel Day.
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February Member of the Month - February 1/18
February's Member of the Month is Maureen Owens! Congratulations Maureen!
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Muscle of the Month: Hamstrings - February 1/18
February's muscle of the month is Hamstrings!
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Kildonan Athletics Club Cancelled - January 29/18
Due to a family emergency with the organizer, Kildonan Athletics boxing club and Olympic Weightlifting club are cancelled tonight. Please check our social media page or website for further updates.
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Kildonan Athletics Club - January 23/18
On January 24, try a free session of boxing or Olympic weightlifting!
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New Hours at Sawmill Tea + Coffee Co. - January 11/18
Starting January 15, Sawmill Tea + Coffee Co. will be open from 3:00 PM - 7:00PM Monday - Friday. Catering is available during and outside of business hours.
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Baby and Me Stroller Fitness - January 9/18
An exciting new class is coming to Central Plains RecPlex starting January 24. Bring your baby and a stroller on Wednesdays from 10 AM - 11 AM for a fun way to stay healthy.
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Membership Discount Day - January 4/18
On January 10-11, Central Plains RecPlex is offering discounts on new or renewed memberships purchased.
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Holiday Hours - December 14/17
The Central Plains RecPlex has holiday hours.
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CMHA Visit - December - 11/17
On Wednesday 13th from 4pm-7pm a representative from Canadian Mental Health Association will be visiting the Central Plains RecPlex.
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Recreation Supervisor Wanted - December 1/17
The Central Plains RecePlex in Southport is looking for a Recreation Supervisor. The deadline for applications is December 15, 2017.
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New Saturday Hours - November 16/17
The Central Plains RecPlex is now open from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM on Saturdays. Our full hours of operation can be found on the "Hours of Operation" page.
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Line Painting - November 9/17
On November 9-10, we will be painting lines on the indoor track. The track will be closed but the rest of the facility will be open.
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Thanksgiving Hours - October 6/17
Central Plains RecPlex will be open from 12 PM until 5 PM on Monday October 9 for Thanksgiving.
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Climbing Wall Closed for Maintenance - September 29/17
The climbing wall at Central Plains RecPlex will be closed for maintenance and route resetting until October 6. Thank you for your patience.
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September Events - September 7/17
There's lots going on in the Central Plains RecPlex this September, including Bring a Buddy Day, Balloon Pop and more!
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Bring A Buddy Day - September 9/17
Members with a Core or Clip n' Climb membership can bring a buddy climbing for free on September 13 + 27.
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New Fitness Classes - September 5/17
Get back into routine with our new fitness classes! For more information, visit the "Programs and Clubs" tab.
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Road Closures - August 30/17
Two roads at Southport will be closed from 1:00 PM until 10:00 PM today. Access to the Central Plains RecPlex will be available via detour.
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Smoothie Night - August 22/17
Last night, staff members at the Central Plains RecPlex were busy handing out smoothie samples to our members for a post-workout refuel. There are many perks to being a member at the Central Plains RecPlex!
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Civic Holiday Closure - August 2/17
Central Plains RecPlex will be closed with no access on Monday August 7th for the Civic Holiday. Enjoy the long weekend!
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August Monthly Spotlight - August 1/17
Every month, we're going to be featuring a spotlight on one muscle group. August's spotlight is Latissimus Dorsi!
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New Recreation Attendants - July 7/17
Central Plains RecPlex has three new Recreation Attendants.
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New Manager, Recreation - July 5/17
Please welcome Mark as the new Manager, Recreation at Central Plains RecPlex. Mark brings with him experience in Sport and Leisure management in Great Britain. Welcome to the team!
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Canada Day Closure - June 26/17
Central Plains RecPlex will be closed on July 1 for Canada Day.
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'Biners Boulders Beta Climbing Competition - May 29/17
Starting June 1, members at Central Plains RecPlex can participate in a month-long climbing competition! Competitors can tackle routes of various difficulty throughout the month to build up their score. Click on the ad for more information.
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Victoria Day Holiday Hours - May 17/17
Central Plains RecPlex will be open from 12 PM - 5 PM on Victoria Day (Monday, May 22). Members will still have early morning access at 5 AM.
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Manager, Recreation Wanted - May 9/17
Southport is hiring for the position of Manager, Recreation at the Central Plains RecPlex. Join us and turn your potential into performance!
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Daycare Spots Available in Southport - May 8/17
Are you looking for child care in the Southport area? Make sure you contact Portage Day Care Centre in Southport!
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Centennaire Drive Closure - April 27/17
Centennaire Drive will be closed between Perry Avenue and the Central Plains RecPlex on Thursday April 27 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM and on Friday April 28 from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM.
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Best of Luck to Southport Bowlers - April 10/16
Best of luck to Rick Bowser, Trevor Hustins, Danielle MacIntyre and Vivian Cullen, along with coach Al Lightfoot from Southport Bowl. They are headed off to the Inter Provincial five-pin Bowling National Championships!
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New Recreation Attendants - March 20/16
The Central Plains RecPlex would like to welcome Bailey Green and Liam Shaw as new Recreation Attendants.
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Ascend the Pit Bouldering Competition - February 27/17
Thank you to everyone who came out to Central Plains RecPlex this past Saturday for Ascend the Pit!
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Recreation Attendant Wanted - February 16/17
We're hiring a Part-Time Recreation Attendant!
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Climbing Workshop at Central Plains RecPlex - February 6/17
On February 18, Central Plains RecPlex is hosting a climbing workshop!
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Climbing Workshop at Central Plains RecPlex - February 3/17
On February 4, Central Plains RecPlex is hosting a climbing workshop from 11 AM to 1 PM.
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New Recreation Attendant - November 16/16
The Central Plains RecPlex would like to welcome Shalyn Meady as a new Recreation Attendant. She is joining us for a term position. Welcome to the team!
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Grand Opening Winners - November 16/16
Here are the winners from the Grand Opening yesterday! Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to the winners:
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New Assistant Supervisor - November 14/16
The Central Plains RecPlex would like to welcome Janelle Wojtowicz as the new Assistant Supervisor, Recreation. Welcome to the team!
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Central Plains RecPlex Open With Reduced Hours - November 2/16
The Central Plains RecPlex is now open with temporarily reduced hours.
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Temporary Closure for Moving - November 1/16
The Central Plains RecPlex is currently closed in order to move equipment into the facility....
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ATM Machine
Southport Recreation Centre now has an ATM Machine.
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Local Bodybuilder Wins Provincial Class
Southport Rec Centre's own, Bailey Green, has won MABBA Men's Physique B Class championship at provincials Saturday in Winnipeg.
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Buy Your Membership Today to Avoid Rates Increase!

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Daycare Registration
Registration information for the new Southport Daycare, operated by Portage Daycare.
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Daycare Announcement
Big news regarding the Daycare at the Central Plains RecPlex!
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Have You Heard?
Have you heard the Fall 2015 Radio ads for the Southport Recreation Centre?
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Basketball and Floor Hockey Drop-Ins Started Up for the Year
Come in and enjoy an evening of friendly competition. No registration required! Just show up and play!
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Another Waiting List for the Portage Gymnastics Club
Article posted by Aaron Wilgosh on Portage Online.
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Southport Reveals $3 Million RecPlex
Article originally posted by Svjetlana Mlinarevic of The Graphic.
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Big Development at Southport
Article originally posted by Martin Cash of the Winnipeg Free Press.
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