our Plan

Community Centre

The EMMC, YFC Saskatoon, Skatelife and Antioch skate have teamed up to create a one of kind facility for the Valley Area & Saskatchewan.

A space that is prayerfully dedicated to radiating the sacrificial and life altering love or Jesus Christ.   

Currently, we are in the development stages of what will be The Antioch Community Centre and Indoor skate park. The property and building that housed the Warman Gospel Church is slowly being transformed into a multi-faceted hub that will uniquely serve the community at large.

The Church building will serve 3 functions.

Community Church

Although the WGC is no longer an active congregation, the building will continue to be used as a Church and for Church activities. The major difference is that it will be a shared space used by several different churches to suit their needs.

Community Centre

The building will be available for a variety of public & private functions such as concerts, family reunions, art & ESL classes, ect...

Youth Drop-in

Classic but unique at the same time. Programming run by YFC staff and passionate individuals from the community. Engaging activities that will ignite hope and inspiration such as videography, music production, Art, baking, video games, board games, pool tables, etc..

Antioch will be common ground – A place for people to congregate and collaborate.

Where civilians, businesses, churches and municipalities work shoulder to shoulder to make a difference in the Valley Area.

This is a one of a kind project – nothing of this nature exists in Saskatchewan

Indoor Skatepark

We have done preliminary designs and have begun fundraising for a 10,000 SQ FT secondary facility that be placed behind the current church building. It will house an indoor skate park and skateboard shop. The province is in desperate need of spaces like this and The Antioch skate park will be the only one within a 300 KM radius.

Why Care about Extreme sports?

Skateboarding as well as these other “extreme” activities are profoundly enriching. Each requires enormous amount of dedication to master which covertly teaches life skills Such as perseverance, problem solving, camaraderie & delayed gratification that benefits young people far into their adult lives.

“There is no cheating in skateboarding” and does wonders for our well being.

Studies done through The University of Southern California and Hull Services in Calgary, Alberta have scientifically proven the beneficial and healing aspects of skateboarding (check out our resources page)
 
Spaces to practice and participate in these particular past times is an essential service.

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Budget friendly and open year round, Antioch will be a home for skateboards, scooters and roller skates.

With outreach and specialty nights, lessons, contests and video premiers the space will provide many opportunities for all people and all ages.

From beginner to advanced, from young to not so young, Antioch will be a positive space that promotes fun and recreation while organically growing community

when ?

Due to all that has transpired over the past few years our desired time-line has been delayed;

However, we feel called to push onward in order to serve our community and our youth.

The isolation we are all experiencing is resulting in a greater need for in-person interaction and spaces that facilitate community.

Developments are ongoing as we continue to raise awareness as well as the funds necessary for such an operation.

We hope to open in the fall 2021.