Thursday, December 28, 2017

Time in the pool, mark the highlights for New Prince Rupert Recreation Director's resume

He's been on the  job for close to two months now and even though the City of Prince Rupert hasn't provided for the formal introductions yet, David Geronazzo is becoming a familiar face as he travels  around the city's recreation facilities.

The latest hiring from the City of Prince Rupert took to the duties of Recreation and Community Services Director in November, though as has been the case for many new hires in the past, the City has yet provide for any kind of official notice to their various information portals providing a welcome to the latest addition to the roster of the City's Management Staff.

Mr. Geronazzo, takes over from Willa Thorpe, the city's previous Recreation and Community Services Director who served the community from September of 2014 and left for Port Alberni over the summer.

The newest member of the team around the Recreation Centre would appear to have some strong background with the Aquatic side of recreation, having served in a variety of capacities in a number of locations over the last decade, including the Bulkley Valley Regional Pool and as a lifeguard/instructor for a number of years in Kelowna.

Prior to his arrival in Prince Rupert, his most recent stop was a short period of time working in the Recreation Department with the Village of Burns Lake.

Earlier this year Mr. Geronazzo  had completed two and a half years of work in Yorkton, Saskatchewan as the Manager of the Gallagher Centre Water Park, a City of Yorkton facility described by Tourism Saskatchewan as the best water park in the province.

And one which does seem to offer more than a few attractions for those with an aquatic interest.

Perhaps the new Recreation Director brought a copy of the blue prints for that facility for future reference, should Prince Rupert ever wish to expand what it offers in the way of aquatic options at the Earl Mah Centre.

He also brings to Prince Rupert some past experience in Sustainable Community Development through studies at Royal Roads University,  as well as Business Administration from his time at Okanagan College.

For now while he settles into his new duties, the more immediate challenge for Geronazzo will be the annual All Native Basketball Tournament in just a few weeks,.

The February tradition on the North Coast that makes the Civic Centre the beacon of all attractions for the community for the week long tournament and should provide for quite the on the job learning experience, as he looks to keep the Civic Centre in full motion during the course of the tournament.

You can introduce yourself to the new Director whenever you might happen to be visiting any of the City's recreation facilities at the McBride Street complex.

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