Using funds provided to Tumbler Ridge by the True Sport movement and from First Coal Corporation , the Wolverine Nordic and Mountain Society (WNMS) has taken another step in the development of track and field facilities for Tumbler Ridge: the community?s first shot put circle.
Sandy Williams of Tumbler Ridge Concrete was contracted to construct the circle, according to international athletics standards. TRSS athletes Natalie Sharman and Kelsey Legault will be putting the shot at the BC Summer Games in Kelowna in July, and welcome the opportunity to practice on a quality surface on home ground.
First Coal Corporation recently donated a much appreciated $1000 to the development of these facilities. Michael Hunter, Vice President of Investor Relations for First Coal has been a long time supporter of athletics in Tumbler Ridge. He commented, ?We are privileged to be involved in this very worthwhile project for the community. We look forward to seeing further development of these facilities for athletes of all ages.?
WNMS plans to continue using these funds to upgrade track and field amenities. The reseeding of the track that was recently done is already bearing fruit and is leading to an improved running surface.