Sod Turning Ceremony – Wednesday, June 15

On Wednesday, June 15, we turned sod on the field complex project!


Students, staff and alumni of Collège Churchill High School officially turned the sod for The Bill Madder Outdoor Athletic Complex.

The athletic facility is an initiative funded through school-fundraising activities, alumni donations and various grant programs. The total cost of the project, divided into two phases, is $450,000.
Phase One is an estimated $275,000 and includes the building of a new field, a drainage system, and roughing in of an oval running track around the field. Phase Two is estimated to cost $175,000 and will include the surfacing of the track, permanent spectator seating along Churchill Drive, and the completion of field facilities, such as a long-jump pit.

The outdoor athletic complex is named in honour of Bill Madder, a respected former Churchill administrator. He served as vice-principal from 1956 to 1962 and then as principal from 1965 until 1980.

Mr. Madder was among the dignitaries present for the ceremony, along with Division chair Suzanne Hrynyk, MLA Diane McGifford, city councillor Jenny Gerbasi, committee chair Ruth Lindsey-Armstrong and community donor Audrey MacDonald.

(Sod Turning News Release)

You are cordially invited to the

Collège Churchill High School

Bill Madder Outdoor Athletic Complex

Sod Turning Ceremony



Wednesday, June 15, 2011

11:30 A.M.




Michel Chartrand, Josie Audino



Ashley Cole, Mathew Miles



Chairman of the Winnipeg School Board – Suzanne Hrynyk

Province of Manitoba MLA, Diane McGifford

City of Winnipeg Counselor, Jenny Gerbasi

Committee Chair – Ruth Lindsey-Armstrong


Sod Turning

Representing Current Students & Future Alumni

Ashley Cole, Mathew Miles

Representing Our Alumni & Community

John Loewen, Audrey MacDonald


Representing the Winnipeg School Board

Suzanne Hrynyk


Guest List

Winnipeg School Division Trustees – Jackie Sneesby

Vice-Principal 1956-62, Principal 1965-1980 – Bill Madder

Founding Donators – John Loewen, Audrey MacDonald

Former Staff – Art Bryant, George Phillips, Brian Dobie


(Download Sod Turning Program)

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