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Event Booking Requests

Located in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, the University of Winnipeg's premiere recreational facilities are perfect venues for large sporting events, festivals, indoor markets, large conferences and much more! The Duckworth Centre and the Axworthy Health and RecPlex have drawn local, provincial, national and international events throughout the years.

Most recently, these two venues have hosted the 2015 Grey Cup Family Fun Zone, the 2016 Basketball U15 & U17 National Championships, the 2017 USport Wrestling Championships, the 2017 Canada Summer Games (Basketball and Wrestling venues), 2018 CFL Week, the 2018 National Dodgeball Championships and the 2019 NORCECA Men's Continental Championships. 

The Duckworth Centre features a 22,367 square foot three-court gymnasium with two retractable bleachers. It has a venue capacity of 2,380 full gym and 1,722 bleacher seating. Fit for sporting events and large gatherings such as convocations, fairs and symposiums, it also has meeting rooms, classrooms, a corporate suite overlooking the gymnasium and the Duckworth Canteen that is open for select events. 

The Axworthy Health and RecPlex is a 189,000 square foot facility that features three-cross field artificial turf fields. It has a venue capacity of 1,820 and the field can be fully covered with a tarp making the space very versatile. In addition, the RecPlex has a small community gym, a multi-purpose room, a lounge area overseeing the entire field and an underground parkade. The buildings are connected by an indoor walkway.

Located on the University of Winnipeg campus, Diversity Food Services provides award winning catering services for functions of any type and size. As for accommodations, the campus is close to a wide variety of hotels and on-campus residences can also be contacted to check on room availability during the summer months.

For more information please contact the Program and Events Coordinator at a.lem@uwinnipeg.ca or 204-786-9822.

View our general update on Covid-19 to students, faculty, staff and public users for full details on our facilities during the pandemic.