Curl BC to move to Fortius Athlete Development Centre

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May 13, 2013, (ISN) –  Curl BC is moving from Richmond to new offices in Burnaby, the move will lead to savings of more than $8,000 a year, is planned for the end of June.

The new offices will be located on Kensington Avenue near Sprott in Burnaby in the new Fortius Athlete Development Centre, located next to the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex.

As part of the plan, Curl BC will be sharing office space with another provincial sport organization, BC Athletics.

The Fortius Athlete Development Centre is a not-for-profit facility integrating world-class amenities with sport and health resources.

In addition to Curl BC and BC Athletics, it will house BC School Sports, the provincial governing body for inter-scholastic sport, Canoe-Kayak BC, BC Water Polo and Synchro BC. The centre will also be home to SportMedBC, a network of more than 600 sport medical practitioners and paramedical professionals in BC.

The centre will be run by Fortius Sport & Health, an organization made up of the Fortius Foundation, a registered charity, the Fortius Institute, a sport science and research team, as well as the Fortius Athlete Development Centre.

Scott Braley, Curl BC CEO, said: “We look forward to moving into the new building. One of the key reasons this building is a good fit for Curl BC is because it allows us to maintain the relationships, the collaboration and learning we have with our sports partners. We will be able to continue to work closely with them and create even more opportunities for collaboration.”

Scott Cousens, founder and Chair of Fortius Sport & Health, said: “Our vision is to collaborate with like-minded individuals and organizations who believe in the power of sport to transform lives. That’s why it’s only natural for us to have provincial sport organizations dedicated to the development of athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers share in the canvas that is the Fortius Athlete Development Centre.”