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Thunder Bay Gymnastics Association receives $50,000 OTF Grant

Thunder Bay Gymnastics Association receives $50,000 to help create employment opportunities, invest into professional development and expand community programing.
TBGA Nov 19 2021

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THUNDER BAY GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION
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THUNDER BAY -- The Thunder Bay Gymnastics Association learned that it had been successful with its application for a $50,000 Community Building Fund Operations grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to overcome financial difficulties created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I’m pleased that the Thunder Bay Gymnastics Association, with the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, will continue to provide top quality gymnastics programs in Thunder Bay,” said Judith Monteith-Farrell, MPP. “After the difficult year, I’m so happy that youth will once again have the opportunity to participate in the art and sport of gymnastics.”

The grant allows TBGA to pivot its focus back onto the community with the goal of creating employment opportunities, investing into professional development and expanding community programming over the next six months.

"The impact of this Ontario Trillium Foundation grant is game-changing,” said Samantha Ferreira, executive director of the Thunder Bay Gymnastics Association. “This grant will allow us to resume more of the community stream and specialty youth programs that were cancelled during the pandemic.”

TBGA’s mission is to promote, foster, teach and perpetuate the art and sport of gymnastics and fitness within the region of Thunder Bay. TBGA wants every child to have the opportunity to try gymnastics and find their love for the sport. Starting as a grassroots sports program in 1967, and formed as a Not-for-Profit in 1973, TBGA has shared the sport of gymnastics with the Thunder Bay community for 54 years. 

Registration starts today for TBGA’s Winter 2022 session, starting on Jan. 4. Visit TBGA’s website at www.tbga.ca or follow TBGA on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with programming announcements and fundraisers.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. Last year, nearly $112M was invested into 1,384 community projects and partnerships to build healthy and vibrant communities and strengthen the impact of Ontario’s non-profit sector. In 2020/21, OTF supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Visit otf.ca to learn more.

 

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