Date: February 20, 1942
Credit: The Guardian newspaper
On July 23, 1941, the date when the Canadian Army officially took possession of the arena, all sports and cultural activities came to a halt. Over the next five years, a few rare opportunities enabled Verdun residents to regain access to their favourite building. These gatherings were organized by the Canadian Army and mainly consisted of promotion evenings, fund-raising campaigns and annual dance evenings.