The Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association (PRGA) has found a new home. at the Centennial Room at the Museum of Northern B.C. after leaving the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre early this year.

The Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association (PRGA) has found a new home. at the Centennial Room at the Museum of Northern B.C. after leaving the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre early this year.

PRGA finds new home in museum room

The Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association (PRGA) has found a new home.

The Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association (PRGA) has found a new home.

The organization has moved into its new location at the Centennial Room at the Museum of Northern B.C. after leaving the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre early this year.

Due to storage space restrictions and a desire by PRGA to keep its equipment set up without having to take it down after every session, PRGA had been searching for a more permanent location for their operation. They were approached by the museum to host the organization in its Centennial Room – a large open-spaced, high ceiling room capable of hosting the many activities of PRGA.

“Everything is a go,” said PRGA co-founder Jackie Touchet. “We’re going to start classes Feb. 27.”

PRGA moved their equipment into the space after the museum had approached the organization about hosting PRGA sessions in the Centennial Room, which typically hosts weddings, cultural events and other large-scale community gatherings.

“We had actually thought about that space before, but ruled it out because we made an assumption they had other plans for it and we went down and looked at it … it’s so much closer to being better,” said Touchet.

Touchet and the board of directors will still be on the lookout for more of a ‘gymnasium or warehouse-style’ space within Prince Rupert in the future, but the museum fits the bill as of now.

The new session for PRGA starts this Saturday, Feb. 27 and will run until mid-May. The program’s grand opening is also set for Saturday.

Limited spots are still available for the ages 5-and-older division and boys spots are available in 8-and-older. Contact portgym@gmail.com to register.