January 2018: Wall construction begins on site in the Fieldhouse. Anticipated opening date is early March 2018.
Fall 2017: High Performance Climbing Walls from Cobble Hill, BC is selected as the design-builder.
Summer 2017: The City of Yellowknife issues a Request for Proposal for a design-builder to construct the new wall.
March 2017: Gym Improvement Committee continues to meet with City of Yellowknife staff to determine the wall design.
February 2016: Gym Improvement Committee begins to meet with City of Yellowknife staff to determine the wall design. City is very supportive of constructing the wall quickly.
December 8, 2016: Council approves $160,000 in spending for the project which adds the item to the 2017 budget. Thank you City of Yellowknife!
September 26, 2016: City Council and Mayor approve the motion for adding the proposal to the draft 2017 budget and for having City of Yellowknife Administration draft a Memorandum of Understanding with the YKCC.
September 21, 2016: YKCC, City of Yellowknife Administration, and the YK Elks Club met to discuss the proposal at the Fieldhouse. The Elks Club have no issues and are supportive of the plan.
September 12, 2016: YKCC returns to City Council and Mayor to answer questions regarding the proposal. City Council and Mayor direct City of Yellowknife Administration to create a motion for adding the proposal to the draft 2017 budget.
June to September 2016: YKCC continues to work with City of Yellowknife Administration and YKCC members.
May 2016: YKCC Gym Improvement Subcommittee presents options to over 60 YKCC members. Consent from the members is given to move forward.
December 2015 to April 2016: YKCC Gym Improvement Subcommittee meets with the City of Yellowknife Administration, continues to meet with YKCC members, interviews experts, and drafts a business plan.
December 2015: YKCC AGM and Special Meeting. Unanimous consent was given by members to pursue a partnership with the City of Yellowknife and explore options for building a new climbing gym. The YKCC creates the Gym Improvement Subcommittee.
July 2015: YKCC board invites members to comment on a survey. Over 30 members respond citing that the current facility should be improved or a new facility should be built. Members also comment on what price they would pay to use a larger, new climbing wall.
December 2012: YKCC builds and opens a new public and volunteer operated bouldering gym in Kam Lake.
2009 to 2012: YKCC runs a members-only bouldering gym in Kam Lake.
2001 to Present: Public (prior to YKCC creation) approached the City of Yellowknife Administration numerous times over the past 15 years in order to discuss building a climbing wall in a public facility.
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