Work To Date On The New Wall

March 2017: Gym Improvement Committee continues to meet with City of Yellowknife staff to determine the wall design. Construction completion is planned for late 2017.

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 24, 2016: YKCC presents proposal to City Council and Mayor. YKCC receives feedback from the City of Yellowknife Administration and proceeds to amend the draft proposal.

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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