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City of Brandon-Brandon School Division 2017-2018 Free Gym Lottery


September 1, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brandon, MB – September is here and that means the season of school gymnasium bookings in Brandon has arrived! As per the established City of Brandon - Brandon School Division’s Joint Use of Schools Agreement, the City of Brandon’s Community Services Department acts as the booking facilitator for after-hours use of Brandon School Division gymnasiums.

The Brandon School Division has allocated nine facilities to be included in the free gym lottery for the 2017-18 school year: George Fitton, Betty Gibson, Riverheights, Linden Lanes, J.R. Reid, Kirkcaldy Heights, New Era, King George and Green Acres schools. Each school has a unique availability and the lottery will be conducted in order to accommodate that.

Registered not-for-profit youth sport groups must submit their requests in writing by Friday, September 8th at 4 p.m. On Monday, September 11th, the available timeslots will be awarded by lottery, until all requests have been drawn or all times have been spoken for, whichever comes first.

All groups under the same organizational umbrella must submit their lottery applications together, factoring in the maximum amount permitted. As is required by the Brandon School Division, all user groups must provide the mandatory insurance documentation before they may book any division facility.

For community user groups that are requesting time(s) in Brandon School Division gyms other than the free gyms, rental requests will be handled beginning Tuesday, September 12th. The Brandon School Division facility rental rate remains unchanged from the previous year, that being $50.60 per hour, plus GST.

To request a copy of the required Free Gym Application form or for more information on booking Brandon School Division gym facilities, contact Sandy Jasper, Brandon School Division Facilities Booking Clerk at 204-729-2150 or by emailing s.jasper@brandon.ca.


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