Thursday, April 30, 2020

Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association gains 250K through funding grant from NDIT

The Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association has received some funding
from Northern Development Trust towards renovations of their new
space at the Canadian Fish warehouse at Rushbrook

Once the days of tumbling and such return to the Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association they'll be making use of some additional cash from Northern Development Initiative Trust with the Prince George based organization announcing some success in the Prince Rupert groups funding needs.

In an information release outlining the details towards new funding this month, the NDIT noted how the 250,000 dollars for the Prince Rupert Association would be put towards the renovation of the leased space at the Canadian Fish Warehouse location where the Gymnasts will be relocating to.

$250,000 was approved for the Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association (PRGA) to assist in the renovation of a leased space in Prince Rupert to accommodate a new gymnastics facility. The PRGA requires a larger space in order to expand its program offerings and enhance its economic benefits to the city and region. The new facility will support the expansion of the co-ed recreational program, expansion of the female competitive team, and development of a new male competitive team, as well as additional community programming and events rentals.

Jackie Touchet, President, Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association offered up the thanks from local gymnasts at the news.

 “The Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association is over the moon excited to be a recipient of the NDIT grant! These funds are going to enable us to construct a state-of-the-art facility to provide gymnastics in a safe environment to many kids in our community. Prince Rupert will be the hub of gymnastics in the north.”

The money for the PRGA will be delivered through the NDIT's Economic Diversification Infrastructure Program.

As we outlined earlier this year, the PRGA will be moving into the Rushbrook Area facility following a leasing arrangement between the City of Prince Rupert and Canadian Fish, which will see the city sub lease the facility to the Gymnasts.

January 24 -- Warehouse leasing plans just start of ambitious project for Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association
January 24 -- Surprise leasing plan announcement leaves a few questions seeking answers

The Prince Rupert Gymnasts Association hailed the good news on funding with a post to their Facebook page yesterday.

While the funding may be in hand, so far there has been no timeline released as to when the renovations will get underway, or how the Association plans to move forward with their program at the new facility.

You can find updates on those themes when they are released through the PRGA Facebook page.

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