Nearly $90,000 in funding to bring a new gymnastics facility for Prince Rupert

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PRICE RUPERT – New Democrat MLA Jennifer Rice says that $89,187 in funding from the province for the Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association will help support improved recreation opportunities in the community.  


“Here in the North Coast, indoor sports are a very important way for people to stay connected and stay active year-round,” said Jennifer Rice, MLA for North Coast. “This funding from the province will allow more people in Prince Rupert be part of a fun and supportive athletic community through gymnastics.” 


The Association is receiving the funds for the renovation of a new gymnastics facility. 


“The Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association offers programing for people of all ages and experience levels in Prince Rupert,” said Jackie Touchet, President of the Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association. “This grant will help us build a new facility to expand our programing, and give more people the benefit of participating in gymnastics—no matter whether it’s to train for a competitive edge, or just have fun through movement.” 


This is one of 53 local not-for-profit organizations around B.C. receiving support this year from the capital project stream of the Community Gaming Grants program.  


This year, the program prioritized capital project requests from not-for-profits facing an increased demand for services or requiring modifications to programs and facilities to meet public health and safety guidelines.  


The program has made it a condition that all grant funding this year complies with Provincial Health Officer orders and is providing flexibility for organizations to delay project and service delivery until they can do so safely. 


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