News

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.
— image credit: tri-CITY NEWS FILE PHOTO

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

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Arrests of pipeline protesters in Burnaby signal start of long battle
 
RCMP apprehend suspects following violent crime spree
 
Haz-Mat called to Aldergrove border crossing
Surrey RCMP seek help finding Halloween hit-and-run driver
 
What to do with school boards?
 
Winter Magic
Hand over the driving reins to Operation Red Nose
 
Another drug home busted in Maple Ridge
 
Put farmers before fish: Park

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.