The Elk Valley now has its first gymnastics club that is a member of Gymnastics BC, the governing body of gymnastics in British Columbia.
The City of Fernie has been running a small gymnastics program for many years out of the Community Centre and the Max Turyk gym. The program was able to expand and have a permanently set up space in the old Library in the school thanks to an equipment donation from Teck three years ago.
Now, gymnastics is offered seven days a week for kids aged 18 months to 13-years-olds.
“We will be looking to expand into a bigger facility where we could add new equipment and offer programs for older kids, adults and birthday parties,” said Carissa Hart, manager of the club.
With the Gymnastics BC membership, the club can work towards offering programs where kids can have an opportunity to compete with other clubs in the region. Elk Valley Gymnastics Club is a non-profit society run by parent volunteers. The first session to run as Elk Valley Gymnastics will begin the week of April 11. For more information about the club or schedule, visit elkvalleygymnastics.ca or follow Elk Valley Gymnastics on Facebook.