The provincial government, the City of Mount Pearl and Campia Gymnastics are contributing toward a $1.8 million fund for the construction of a new gymnastics facility in Mount Pearl.
Premier Kathy Dunderdale made the announcement this morning at Mount Pearl City Council chambers.
“As a government, we have a strong record of supporting the development of world-class recreational facilities throughout our province,” Dunderdale said.
“These types of investments enhance the vibrancy of our communities and help improve the health and wellness of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. This new facility will support the training of hundreds of athletes year-round and will provide opportunities for Mount Pearl to play host to regional and provincial events.”
The new facility is being funded through $1 million cost-shared, with the provincial government providing 70 per cent and the City of Mount Pearl covering 30 per cent. Campia Gymnastics is providing the remaining funds.
Construction on the new facility is expected to get underway in the next year, and should be completed by 2015.
“This is a great day for the City of Mount Pearl and our athletes, and I thank the provincial government for providing funding and community volunteers for their work to date which is making this project a reality,” said Randy Simms, Mayor of Mount Pearl.
The facility will boast 10,000 square feet of floor space, tumbling and trampoline pits, viewing areas and office space.
Funding announcement for new rec centre for Mount Pearl
Premier Kathy Dunderdale and an entourage of government members are in Mount Pearl this morning to announce funding for a new recreational centre.
The announcement is taking place at the council chambers of Mount Pearl City Hall.
Details will be available on The Telegram website shortly after the announcement.