Bison Container Homes and Norway House Cree Nation partner to open Mission Island Community Centre
Norway House, MB - Mission Island Community Centre, a new gym and daycare constructed using 13 pre-fabricated shipping containers, is opening on February 26, 2021. The building is the latest project from the Bison Container Homes and Norway House Cree Nation partnership.
"We had the ability to solve a pair of essential community needs with a two-in-one daycare and recreational facility," said Bison Container Homes president Tyler Prevost. "In our many conversations with Norway House Cree Nation, Chief Larson Anderson envisioned shipping containers as the answer for his community and together we brought his idea to life."
Four of the 13 shipping containers host the daycare which includes a common area, an office space, a nap space, and a kid-friendly washroom. The gymnasium area features a multi-purpose court with both women's and men's change rooms and washrooms, a kitchen, and additional storage space. The community centre is a total of 11,280 square feet.
The entire gymnasium is covered by a fabric building installed by Cobra Structures, a sister company of Bison Container Homes. Over half-a-dozen local tradespeople also contributed to the six-month construction period of Mission Island Community Centre.
"Finding ways to build structures and housing using new types of materials and design is a must today," said Chief Larson Anderson said. "Shipping containers allow northern communities to build effectively and sustainably."
Along with the construction of Mission Island Community Centre, Bison Container Homes delivered three duplex units to Norway House Cree Nation this past summer. The pre-fabricated shipping containers will house six new families in one lot.
"We understand the importance of working with northern communities," said Prevost. "Working with local tradespeople helps speed up the process while providing job opportunities."
About Bison Container Homes
Bison Container Homes is a division of Cobra Enterprises that specializes in the sales and installation of container homes in all of Canada. Based just outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba, they offer durable, transportable, and sustainable accommodations for your residential, commercial, and recreational needs. For more information, visit www.bisoncontainerhomes.ca.
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