Mission Island Community Centre is a recreational project in Norway House Cree Nation, Manitoba. The building features a modular design made up of 13 shipping containers with a fabric building cover. The open floor plan layout offers a full recreational experience and multipurpose use.
The daycare fulfills another youth community need, while the main gymnasium area can also be used for other community events like markets, concerts, and gatherings. The design of the community centre is a never-before-seen building solution for northern Manitoba, and an environmental option with cost-effective benefits.
"Working with Bison Container Homes and Cobra Structures, I have seen that the companies do a very professional job and produce very high-quality products and facilities."Norway House Cree Nation, Chief Larson Anderson
"The sound quality is so wonderful, we were just saying we need to have a talent show in this place real soon."Norway House Cree Nation, Councillor Deon Clarke
"It’s really a blessing to see this. I want to commend all the workers who took part, right from Bison Container Homes to our labour force in the community."Norway House Cree Nation, Councillor James Dixon
"We were able to find a facility that was affordable, very durable and something that is state-of-the-art. Nowhere up here has anything like it."Norway House Cree Nation, Chief Larson Anderson
Bison Container Homes and their sister companies completed all prefabrication with building components off-site and on-site at the same time.
The organization’s division combined their resources — including the fabric building installation, mechanical services, and project management. Local tradespeople also contributed to the construction, completing excavator work and general labour.