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Olympian receives a little help from the City of Cranbrook

(From left) City of Cranbrook Mayor Wayne Stetski, Councillor Sharon Cross, Gord McArthur and Jody Burk, East Kootenay Community Credit Union CEO.  - Photo submitted
(From left) City of Cranbrook Mayor Wayne Stetski, Councillor Sharon Cross, Gord McArthur and Jody Burk, East Kootenay Community Credit Union CEO.
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On behalf of Council,Mayor Wayne Stetski presented Gord McArthur a cheque for $500 to help with his costs to travel to the 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia in February, as Gord will represent the community and the country in the demonstration sport of ice climbing.  The funds were drawn from Council’s contingency fund.

EKC CEO Jody Burk has sponsored McArthur for the past three years.

“We are delighted to have been a part of Gord’s journey to Sochi for the past three years,” Burk says.  “We wish him every success as he competes for Canada in the demonstration sport of ice climbing.”

“We are very proud of Gord’s accomplishments to date and are very pleased to support his participation in the 2014 Olympics,” says Mayor Stetski.  “The entire City of Cranbrook will be with him in spirit and will be cheering him on in Sochi this coming February.”

Mayor Stetski and Councillor Cross attended a special public meet and greet with Gord McArthur at the East Kootenay Community Credit Union on Baker Street following the 2013 Santa Claus Parade on Friday November 29, 2013.

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