Start Your Amazing Adventure at Sault College’s New Waterfront Adventure Centre
Get ready to launch an amazing adventure at Sault College’s new Waterfront Adventure Centre! The College’s newest addition is now open to the public and ready to offer fun activities for every kind of adventurer.
The site, which was generously bequeathed to the College by the Dr. Lou and Mae Lukenda Charitable Foundation and buoyed by donations from philanthropic donors and support from FedNor and Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), is an amazing space that will take student learning to the next level while also offering exciting activities to the Sault Ste. Marie community and beyond. The Centre features the 2500 square foot Franklin Prouse Building and a 2460 square foot boathouse both which are situated along the picturesque waters of the St. Mary’s River in the heart of the Great Lakes. The Centre features activities from watercraft rentals, such as: canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards, to court rentals for tennis, beach volleyball and pickleball!
The Waterfront Adventure Centre complements the College’s commitment to the natural environment and will provide another opportunity for experiential learning for our students in the Natural Environment programs. By offering a variety of fun activities, the Centre also has the potential to attract newcomers and tourists to the Sault Ste. Marie area.
“Sault College is tremendously excited to officially open the Waterfront Adventure Centre and show off all of the great ideas that have come to fruition because of the hard work and passion of all of our team members,” said Dr. Ron Common, President, Sault College. “With our students in mind, we built a facility that can help take their learning to the next level. With our community in mind, we built a Centre that will contribute to the vitality of our Sault Ste. Marie area and offer a space to enjoy all of the beauty that surrounds us. We are grateful to the Dr. Lou and Mae Lukenda Charitable Foundation, Franklin and Nora Prouse, FedNor, NOHFC and all of the generous public and staff donors who made this possible. Let the adventure begin!”
The Waterfront Adventure Centre opens to the public today at 10 a.m. Help us make our inaugural season one to remember! More information on what we have to offer including memberships can be found at: http://www.saultcougars.ca/Waterfront_Adventure_Centre/Waterfront_Adventure_Centre
Join us for our Grand Opening Celebrations this Canada Day weekend. This weekend is particularly meaningful as the original site opened July 1, 1902. Bring a friend and join us for coffee with a view in the Ziibi Café or participate in some exciting activities for the whole family.
The Centre will also be a stop along the Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority’s Hub Trail Festival as we continue our celebration of our historical anniversary on July 1, 2019.
About Sault College
The vision of Sault College is to provide a transformative life experience through empowering those who study with us to think and learn in progressive, innovative ways, including those we have not yet imagined. Sault College grants Ontario College certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, graduate certificates, and degrees to its graduates. The College is the largest deliverer of apprenticeship training in all of Northern Ontario. Sault College has a significant economic impact on the community, with spin-offs in excess of $158 million. Over $1.8 million dollars in scholarships, bursaries and awards are distributed annually to students at the College. Located on the border to the United States and situated in the middle of three of the largest Great Lakes on the planet, Sault College is one of 24 publicly-funded colleges in the province of Ontario.
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