REPORTING · 5th April 2012
Ngaire Moran from Kitimat Dynamic Gymnastic Club came up to make a request for Council to write a letter supporting their request for a gaming grant.
“We are seeking a little support from Council. We are applying for the Community Gaming Grant and we are applying for the amount of $40,000 which will help us cover some of our wages, some of our operational cost and, fortunately, upgrade some of our equipment,” said Moran.
She explained the equipment has not been upgraded since 1999 and there is some matting which needs to be replaced.
The Kitimat Gymnastics club is home to 155 members but is as high as 300 if attendees of Gymnastics Birthday Parties Programs are included. There are classes from preschool to adult. Moran mentioned there are students from the high school who attend simply to get fit.
Some attend to have fun and not get involved in competitive events. For those who are involved in the competitive aspects of Gymnastics, Provincials are taking place next week.
Councillor Corrine Scott stated she attends the Gymnastics displays and is impressed with how well the gymnasts from Kitimat are doing. Mayor Joanne Monaghan stated it would be great for her to be that agile.
Councillor Mario Feldhoff made a motion later in the Council Meeting to write the letter of support. It was called and carried.