Gym Club hosts official grand opening ending controversial saga

It was a long time coming but the Ponoka Gymnastics and Trampoline Club are finally the official owners of their land.

Meaka Kinnaird smiles upside down Saturday

It was a long time coming but the Ponoka Gymnastics and Trampoline Club are finally the official owners of their land.

The club held an open house Saturday, Nov. 28 at their building with members having fun with the different equipment available to them. Club president Barry Groves said he is excited to have such strong community support.

He said approximately 90 per cent of the project is finished with the next phase to complete the upstairs mezzanine and coach’s room. He expects to complete the bridge funding payment to Ponoka County by December.

“This is a kids facility and that’s what it needs to be,” said Groves.

He said for the fall session 148 kids signed up, an increase of approximately 30 kids from last year, which he feels is partly due to installed trampolines and a new home.

Mayor Rick Bonnett added that he is pleased the building is complete. “Glad to see it’s up and going. It’s for the kids and for the community.”

“It’s great to see they’ve got their own building,” added Bonnett.

County Coun. Mark Matejka is proud of Ponoka County’s financial contribution and knows there are many members who are also county residents. “I think it’s wonderful to see the community come together.”

“Our expectation would only be to see that it grows,” said Matejka.

Groves held a ribbon cutting ceremony for attendees with Bonnett and Matejka cutting the ribbon.


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