The Fort Gymnastics Club will get a bit of help from Fort Saskatchewan city council.
 
With the club's current home facing structural issues and an expiring lease agreement, they went to council looking for help.
 
At Tuesday's (December 12) meeting, council deliberated the issue and came back with a plan.
 
They decided to give Fort Gymnastics a grant for $33,000 spread over six months. That money, sourced from the Future Facility Operating Reserve, will help cover the rent increase from the lease extension as the city decides on a long term solution.
 
"Beyond that, we're looking at what's the big picture, what are the options out there that we might be able to help out with a more permanent home," explained councillor Ed Sperling.
 
The challenge with finding a new home for gymnastics is the uniqueness of the sport.
 
"You can't plug that into any commercial bay, there's certain parameters they need to have and it's not like we have a ton of those types of buildings available in town so they need to do some homework on this but we'll get it right."
 
With work already underway to find an appropriate spot for the club, options will be presented to council at the March 27 meeting.
 
As the money is already in a reserve, the decision to help out the gymnastics club made no impact on the city's $75,952,471 operating budget.

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