Haida Gwaii Recreation has secured full funding for the GidGalang Kuuyas Naay Weight Room Revitalization Project in partnership with School District No. 50 and GidGalang Kuuyas Naay Secondary.
This project is commencing March 1, 2023 and the community can expect some big upgrades to the space. We apologize in advance for any closures that may emerge in Spring/Summer.
On our shopping list: rubber gym flooring throughout and (almost) all new equipment, including: Stairmaster, Recumbent and Upright Bike, Treadmills (2), Cross Trainer (1), Benches (3), Power Rack and Bumper Plates, Cross-Trainers, Leg Press, Pulley System, new mats and more. Many items (e.g. row machine, dumbbells) will remain in this space (help us to decide what stays!). Items in good shape but that no longer serve this space, will be considered for gyms in K'il Kun - Sandspit and 'Wáan Kún - Port Clements.
The overall revitalization project has four (4) objectives:
1. Offer a quality and accessible weight room welcoming to all ages and abilities;
2. Enhance safety through equipment upgrades, zoning, & routine maintenance;
3. Increase active and paid membership by at least 50% over the next two years;
4. Increase educational and fitness programming, to support members and local fitness community.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Join our Advisory Committee to help inform, adjust, and implement our project alongside the Rec Coordinator and your community Director. We would love to have youth, elders, and gym enthusiasts on the committee so we can make sure this space is designed with everyone in mind. Please send your Expression of Interest to email@example.com before March 1, 2023. Only 4 spaces available!
Haawa to our funders (Gwaii Trust Society, Northern Development Initiative Trust), School District No. 50, GidGalang Kuuyas Naay Secondary, the Village of Daajing Giids Council, and members of the local fitness community that helped to guide and support our project applications in 2022.
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