Catholic board has 18 buildings ranked

Press Report

Catalogue of news sources updated continuously

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+


French Catholic board considering partnership to build football dome at Stittsville high school

10 March 2018 00:32:31 Ottawa Citizen - News

An artificial football turf field could be constructed under a sports dome at a Stittsville high school in a potential partnership between the French Catholic school board and a local football club. The Ottawa Sooners is the latest sports organization looking to establish a high-calibre playing surface and secure dedicated playing time through a deal with a school. Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est has submitted a municipal planning application for an artificial field and a permanent inflatable dome at Paul-Desmarais high school on Abbott Street East in the west-Ottawa suburb. The school board's application filed at city hall says the dome will "reinforce the 'heart' of the community," since the school and proposed sports facility are at a gateway for the area. The planning documents don't disclose the cost of the project. The school board isn't ready to discuss the potential partnership. "The project with Ottawa Sooners is still in the stage of discussion. For now, nothing is set in stone," school board spokesperson Stéphanie Pilon said in an email. "We are still negotiating with the city to see if this project is feasible. At this stage it is too early to confirm we are going ahead with the project." The president of the Sooners couldn't be reached for comment. If the school board goes through with the project, it would need city council's approval because the maximum building height allowed on the property is 15 metres, but the dome would be about 23 metres. The planning application also calls for an attached one-storey clubhouse with change rooms, offices and concessions. A separate natural-grass soccer field would also be added to the school property, according to the planning application. The proposed sports dome at Paul-Desmarais high school in Stittsville would also include a one-storey clubhouse connected to the structure, according to planning documents. Source: Planning application. The short season in Ottawa for sports fields has turned into a business opportunity for school boards looking for better facilities, and for sports clubs scouring the city for available rentals. For example, the City of Ottawa's standard season for municipal sports fields is between May 15 to Oct. 31. Late snow melt in the spring can push the opening day because the fields are too saturated for sports. The Ottawa Catholic School Board is partnering with the Ottawa Footy Sevens to build a lighted artificial turf field at Immaculata High School , with the soccer club paying $2 million for the project. The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board started a partnership seven years ago with the Ottawa Internationals soccer club to develop an artificial turf field at Hillcrest High School . The Internationals also partnered with the French Catholic school board to build an artificial field at Franco-Cité high school . Marcia Morris, executive director of the Ottawa Sport Council, said it was "serendipity" when the Internationals were looking to establish artificial fields, since the organization was able to access federal infrastructure funds to build at Hillcrest and Franco-Cité. “It was an incredible brokerage because it went across two school boards," Morris said. “That was an incredible coup for them.” It also helped other sports take advantage of lighted fields. When she was running the Ottawa Carleton Ultimate Association at the time, Morris scooped up evening slots in the fall, since soccer clubs weren't using the fields in those hours. “It became a win for the Internationals, a total win for ultimate, a great win for the schools,” Morris said. With so much competition to rent time at natural grass fields in a weather-shortened playing season, sports organizations are looking for creative ways to secure facilities and playing hours. “I think we’ll continue to see the partnerships that we’re seeing," Morris said.

Vice null Time10 March 2018 00:32:31


Catholic board has 18 buildings ranked as 'poor' on facility condition index

09 March 2017 00:56:17 Brampton-News (from

There are 18 schools in the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board that ranked as "poor" on the Ministry of Education's facility condition index.

Vice null Time09 March 2017 00:56:17

Catholic board announces top athletes

02 February 2017 01:54:24 Home Stories

Catholic School Athletics of Simcoe County has announced its top male and female student-athletes of the month for January.

Vice Alle News Time02 February 2017 01:54:24

Halton Catholic board accepting kindergarten registrations for 2017-18

24 January 2017 19:04:11 Halton-News (from

The Halton Catholic District School Board is accepting kindergarten registration for the start of the 2017-18 school year.

Vice Alle News Time24 January 2017 19:04:11

Catholic board names top November athletes

06 December 2016 22:46:57 Home Stories

Catholic School Athletics of Simcoe County (CSASC) has announced its athletes of the month for November.

Vice Alle News Time06 December 2016 22:46:57

Enrolment increase at Catholic board

13 October 2016 01:32:40 Home Stories

After years of declining numbers, enrolment has increased in both the elementary and secondary levels at the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB).

Vice Alle News Time13 October 2016 01:32:40

Halton Catholic board chair accused of not upholding the will of the board

22 June 2016 22:51:43 Halton-News (from

Chair of the Halton Catholic District School Board Jane Michael has accused some trustees of dissension, negativism and dishonourable conduct.

Vice Alle News Time22 June 2016 22:51:43

Catholic board launches redesigned websites

21 March 2016 21:12:45 Home Stories

The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board has launched 42 new elementary school websites, along with the Catholic School Athletics of Simcoe County website.

Vice Alle News Time21 March 2016 21:12:45

Board director doesn't believe rankings help improve student achievement

01 March 2016 00:04:07 Home Stories

The St. Clair Catholic District School board's two high schools rose in the rankings in the Fraser Institute's Report Card on Ontario's Secondary Schools 2016.

Vice Alle News Time01 March 2016 00:04:07

Catholic boards chair and vice-chair acclaimed

03 December 2015 20:16:35 Simcoe County-News (from

Maria Hardie and Carol Corriveau-Truchon were acclaimed as chair and vice-chair, respectively, of the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board at its meeting Dec. 2. Hardie and Corriveau-Truchon will serve in the roles for the 2016 board year

Vice Alle News Time03 December 2015 20:16:35