THUNDER BAY – It was smiles all around. MPP Superior North Michael Gravelle and Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) representative Georjann Morriseau joined Thunder Bay Gymnastics Association (TBGA) President Normand Roy, fellow board members, coaches, and athletes at the new home of Thunder Bay Gymnastics Association, the Claydon Building (CLE Fair Grounds).
Michael Gravelle, MPP Superior-North, “I am delighted our government can provide funding for the Thunder Bay Gymnastics Association to improve air quality for the many users of the facility. Supporting the TBGA through investments such as this will continue to help promote and foster fitness for people of all ages in our community.”
Normand Roy, TBGA President commented, “A capital grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation assists Thunder Bay Gymnastics Association in offering high quality gymnastics training in a safe, healthy, family-oriented space. Our athletes, families, coaches, and many other community organizations accessing our facility are breathing a little easier thanks to this generous support.”
At 10:00PM on August 13th, MPP Michael Gravelle presented TBGA President Normand Roy with an engraved plaque in recognition of a $75,000 capital grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The grant provided for the installation of a new heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system, improving air quality for 1700 athletes, 26 coaches, 10 Coaches in Training (CITs); and the many community groups, families, and private citizens who access the facility for gymnastics, fitness, and other programs.
During a tour of the newly renovated building, MPP Gravelle and Ms. Morriseau gained familiarity with TBGA’s vision for ongoing capital and program improvements.