Welcome to the WALKER AREA COMMUNITY CENTER, a Non-Profit 501C3 Organization whose mission is to provide civic, cultural, educational and recreational opportunities to the Leech Lake area and surrounding communities.

We are bustling with activities with our fitness center, meeting rooms, arena, ice rink and all the organizations shown below that make their home here.  

Funding for our organization comes from our four signature events that take place throughout the year, along with donations from our supportive community and wide range of members. We are located at the top of the hill in Walker, Minnesota. We'll see you up at the WACC!

We've made it easy for you to make an online donation to the WACC in one of two ways:


Upcoming Events

Walker Youth Hockey Tournaments

December 9th, 2018:  Mini/Mite Jamboree

December 14-16, 2018:  Squirt B Tournament 

January 4-6, 2018:  Squirt C Tournament

January 25-27, 2018:  Peewee B2

March 1-3, 2019:  Region 15 Peewee B Tournament

Leech Lake Rumble on Ice Tournaments

November 16-18, 2018:  Girls 10u Tournament

November 30-December 2, 2018:  Peewee B Tournament

January 11-13, 2019:  Peewee C Tournament

February 1-3, 2019:  Squirt B2 Tournament

January 18-19, 2019 Wildfire on Ice Tournament

March 8-9, 2019 Moondance Bonspiel

In the spirit of keeping the community informed and apprised on our progress, we will be submitting periodic updates to the Pilot Independent, as well as posting to our website and Facebook page.

Our first work session following the public meeting took place on Thursday, May 30th. Although we were expecting more attendees, we were very happy with the outcome. Quality over quantity worked in our favor. Our enthusiastic group included Kim Schultz, Gretchen Gribbin, Frank Lamb, Jerry DeMars, Brian Marcus, Mike Anderson, Lee Westfield, Heather Hauser, and Ben Brovold.

Heather Hauser presented ideas on generating income through marketing, which included advertising opportunities for local merchants via EZ-Ad TV and window “skins”. Both ideas were well received and approved.

Ben Brovold, who has been involved in the hockey program from the time of inception, brought solid numbers on hockey tournament income and expenses. He proposed a system where LLYH works in conjunction with Steve Olson in handling tournaments every weekend from October, 2018 through March, 2019. All in attendance seemed very pleased with this prospect.

During our public meeting last week, many were interested in pledging/donating, but wanted to see evidence of a movement towards sustainability before doing so. We are making great strides towards that goal. Lee Westfield is in the process of drafting pledge cards to be sent to our members as soon as possible. We did find some who were left confused on one item during discussion of donations at the public meeting: whether or not we in fact had someone step forward with a $60,000.00 gift. That did not occur. Donations given to the WACC since that meeting are approximately $6,000.00, well below our need. WE ENCOURAGE ALL ATTENDEES from that meeting, as well as all users, to contribute as you are able. We are far from out of the woods on this short-term need.

Other topic items included the Round-Up Program and creation of a taxing district. “Round-Up” has been welcomed by a few local merchants for the summer, but we are still waiting to hear from a couple of the major businesses in town. We are excited about moving forward with this one!!

Creating a taxing district: this idea was brought to us during the public meeting. We are in the process of forming a committee who will begin looking into this possibility, and what steps need to take place. We are looking for proactive, knowledgeable committee members for this item, please contact us soon if you can be of service in this area!!

Our next work session will take place on Thursday, June 7th, at 3:30 pm in the Rotary Room at the WACC. Please call us at 218-547-1853 if you would like to be added to the agenda.


Kim Schultz

President, Walker Area Community Center




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