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Bayshore Community Centre
"The Bayshore"
Bayshore community centre exterior
Location 1900 3rd Avenue East Owen Sound, ON N4K 2L2
Opened 1983
Owner City of Owen Sound
Tenants Owen Sound Attack (OHL) (1989-present)
Owen Sound Greys (MJHL) (1983-present)
Owen Sound Woodsmen (OLASLL) (1983-present)
Owen Sound Rams (OLAJLL) (1983-present
Capacity Hockey 3,500

Lacrosse 2,983

The Bayshore Community Centre contains the J.D. McArthur Arena, a 4,300-seat multi-purpose arena in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. The facility was opened in 1983 on the east shore of Owen Sound Bay (hence its name) and replaced the city's old downtown arena.

Known locally as "Bayshore Arena," it is home to the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League, the Owen Sound Greys of the Midwestern Junior B Hockey League, the Owen Sound Woodsmen of the OLA Senior B Lacrosse League and the Owen Sound Rams of the OLA Junior B Lacrosse League.

The community centre was substantially renovated from 2000 to 2002, adding private boxes, more seating and a new front entrance. The complex had also previously been renamed the "Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre" in honour of Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender Harry Lumley, who was born and raised in Owen Sound and began his hockey career there. He retired to his hometown and lived there until his death in 1998.

Bayshore community centre interior

Bayshore Community Centre interior

Joseph Donald "J.D." McArthur was a longtime local sportsman and businessman who played for, coached and sponsored sports teams in Owen Sound for many years. A story published in the city's newspaper at the time of his death in 2002 said he also served as the city's arena commissioner for 26 years and was instrumental in the construction of the Bayshore.

The Owen Sound Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1981 and is also housed in the community centre. Harry Lumley and J.D. McArthur are among the many individuals and teams who have been enshrined there.

The site was previously occupied by heavy industry and is now owned by the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority, which leases it to the city for a nominal fee.

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