Monday, July 26, 2021

Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association gains funding from Province as part of Local Sport Relief Fund program

A Prince Rupert sports organization was one of twenty one Northern BC groups to get some well received news on Friday, with the Province of British Columbia distributing grants of up to $7,500 dollars to a range of sports program providers, part of the second allocation of funds thanks to additional financial support from the Government of Canada.

North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice spoke to the importance of helping community sports groups remain a key part of the participants that they serve.

“Our government is committed to maintaining a resilient sport sector. This second round of funding through the Local Sport Relief Fund will help ensure sport opportunities remain available in communities so that people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of ability can continue to reap the physical and mental benefits sport offers.”

How the Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association plans to make use of their funding was outlined by President Jackie Touchet.

“It’s great to be receiving this grant. Now that people can return to sport, we can’t wait to spring back into action. This funding will help us offer a fine selection of recreational and competitive gymnastics options for all ages as we work to get our programs off the ground.”

Other organizations across the Northwest that were also included in the Friday funding release included:

Bulkley Valley Gymnastics Association -- Smithers
Bulkley Valley Soccer Society -- Smithers

Fraser Lake Curling Club -- Fraser Lake
Fraser Lake Minor Hockey Association - Fraser Lake

Houston Ringette Association -- Houston

Kitimat Minor Hockey Association -- Kitimat

Terrace Curling Association -- Terrace

The full list province wide is available here.

More notes related to the Friday announcement can be explored here.

You can learn more about the Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association here.

Our notes on past themes of Northwest gymnastics can be reviewed here.

A wider overview of past items of note from the Legislature is available here.

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