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KidSport Tri-Cities to get defunct commission bucks

Coquitlam council this week moved to disband the city
Coquitlam council this week moved to disband the city's athletic commission.
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A Coquitlam organization set up six years ago to create rules for professional boxing and wresting matches will fold.

And it will be donating its surplus funds to a group that helps pay for sport registrations for children in financial need.

On Monday, city council gave three readings to repeal the Coquitlam Athletic Commission bylaw as the group's work around combat sporting events is now handled by the Provincial Athletic Commissioner Act.

Last month, the four-member commission, chaired by Coun. Brent Asmundson, decided the $4,986 left in the local commission's account — fees and charges collected from athletes and promoters from a 2008 boxing event held at the Red Robinson Theatre at the Boulevard Casino — will go to KidSport Tri-Cities, which is run by Coun. Chris Wilson.

jwarren@tricitynews.com

 

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