Outdoor Courts

Updated Monday May 26, 2014 by Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association .


  • Only available to community centres who are active WMBA members.
  • Indicate how long the community centre has been a member.
  • Indicate whether or not the community centre offers Fall/Winter and Spring Registrations.
  • Indicate how the community centre will be sustained in the future.
  • Does the community centre have sufficient land and is it appropriately located?
  • Will the community centre sign a joint use agreement with the WMBA?
  • Will the community centre fund administration and basic maintenance of the facility?



  • The community club should provide a letter of support from their president indicating the clubs support of the initiative.
  • The club should indicate how much they are able to contribute financially
  • Any supporting documents that may assist in the Foundation's decision: site plans, letters of support from the community, financial assitance, etc.
  • A precise number of WMBA registrations at the club per season
  • Address all of the selection criteria in a written proposal  and send four copies of the proposal by April 1st, 2012 to:


WMBA Foundation, 145 Pacific Ave, MB R3B 2Z6

All criteria will be rated equally on a one to three scale.

  • Board of the Foundation will evaluate all submissions and select the winning submission.
  • Foundations decision is final and there will be no appeal.


The WMBA Foundation is pleased to announce that it has received a $25,000 grant from the Sport Manitoba based ‘Sport Legacy Trust Fund’ towards the building of its first outdoor basketball court at Garden City Community Centre. This grant moves the project even closer to becoming a reality later this summer! The WMBA would like to thank the Sport Legacy Fund for the support! 

The WMBA Foundation is the charitable arm of the Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association. Its mandate is to create outdoor basketball courts through the city and provide scholarships & funding for children to continue their basketball and educational pursuits. 


The Winnipeg Minor Basketball Foundation Inc. has been incorporated and is presently seeking charitable foundation status with Revenue Canada. The Foundation is presently involved in two areas. At the annual general meeting of the WMBA, the Foundation will again be awarding two scholarships to a male and female athlete or volunteer from our league graduating from high schools who have been exemplary representatives of the WMBA. Watch shortly for further details but criteria for selection are itemized here.

Also, the Foundation is finalizing plans to build an outdoor basketball court at Garden City Community Centre. Fifty dollars from each team who has participated in the league since the start of the 2003-2004 season has been earmarked to the creation of these courts. To date, we have accumulated $30,000 towards our total goal of $85,000 relating to the first court so we are still short $55,000. This court is the first of its kind in Winnipeg and its example will open up opportunities for us to build four other courts throughout the City. We would like to begin building in the spring and we could really use your help. If you can donate services or funding to assist, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Mike Ruta at 338-4780 to discuss further and we will make arrangements with the Comunity Centre for tax-deductible donation receipts.

Thank-you in advance for your assistance in building this legacy for our community.

Foundation Outdoor Basketball Court Business Plan