Mayor Christina Benty cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Kicking Horse Gymnastics Club.

Mayor Christina Benty cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Kicking Horse Gymnastics Club.

Kicking Horse Gymnastics Club officially opens its doors in Golden

It was a day of fun for the members of the Kicking Horse Gymnastics Club as the doors to their new home were opened.

After its first full season, the Kicking Horse Gymnastics Club hosted its grand opening celebration on Wednesday Feb. 13.

“This is one of the favourite parts of my job,” said Mayor Christina Benty, who was invited to officially cut the ribbon. “To see community groups and people come together to accomplish things like this is so great.”

The club was full of students, volunteers, parents and community members as the ribbon was cut, and the students proceeded with a special demonstration on the equipment.

Attendees were even allowed to test out some of the equipment with a special “participation passport.”

The club has been very happy since the move to the new location, as they no longer have to set up and take down the equipment every day. Now it’s all about the gymnastics.

“Christine’s leadership has really contributed to making this organization as successful as it is. I hear nothing but really good things about her leadership and training,” said Benty of head coach Christine Muise.

Kicking Horse Gymnastics Club is a non-profit organization that was started in 2002. Since 2008, it has grown from 65 members to more than 240.

The season has already started, but anyone interested in inquiring about registration can contact Muise at khgym@hotmail.com.