The Government of Canada has announced over $2.2 million in federal funding to retrofit the Mickey McDougall Community Recreation Centre in the City of North Vancouver.
Local MP Jonathan Wilkinson, CNV Mayor Linda Buchanan, the Mayor of the City of North Vancouver and by Flicka Gymnastics, were present during the announcement yesterday.
“The Government of Canada has committed to invest over $2.2 million to revitalize the Mickey McDougall Community Recreation Centre, which will be the new home of Flicka Gymnastics. The revitalized centre will feature a modernized space for gymnastics training, improved accessibility and improved energy efficiency,” said the government.
“This outstanding support will impact the lives of over 2,000 young athletes and countless more who will be able to thrive in Flicka’s future home at the Mickey McDougall Community Recreation Centre. The ability to substantially upgrade the facility and improve the building’s energy efficiency as well as accessibility will ensure the club has a location to operate in the urban centre of the North Shore for generations to come,” said the board of directors of the Flicka Gymnastics Club.
Linda Buchanan, the Mayor of the City of North Vancouver, said she is incredibly pleased to receive this grant for the Mickey McDougall Recreation Centre.
“This investment will support energy efficiencies, reduce emissions, enhance accessibility and create a healthier community. Once the upgrades are complete, children and youth of all abilities will be able to access recreation programs in a building that supports our climate goals,” Buchanan said.