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Blood Tribe – Community Center

The Kainai Nation

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Leaders of the Blood Tribe/Kainai recognized a need for a community centre and large multi-purpose recreational venue that could be used and enjoyed by their people. Not only could such a facility encourage active living and sporting activities, it could also serve as a place of support for those facing pressing social and health matters.


After carefully considering a number of building options, the Blood Tribe decided that Sprung’s technology would provide the ideal building envelope to accommodate a wide range of needs and activities.

Within a few short months, a fully insulated, 130’ x 290’ Sprung structure was erected. Built to withstand the high wind loads of the southern Alberta foothills, the large facility features a Kynar Desert Tan and Brownstone Red membrane, daylight panels and a variety of dedicated spaces, such as a library, a nutrition center, an Elders center, a weight room, and a 12,000-square-foot gymnasium that includes basketballs courts, a running track, bleachers (with seating for 804 people) and even a jumbotron scoreboard.


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