I am happy to share that the Stittsville Rockets of the Goulbourn Girls Hockey Association (GGHA) will soon be getting a trophy case right in the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (GRC) in the Matt Bradley Arena!
This week, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Rockets player, Danika Glenn; GGHA President, Cathy Bureau; and GRC staff to go over the details of how and where the trophy display could be situated within the building.
Danika first brought the idea to me late last year as an eager young athlete hoping to bring more attention to the many successes of the Goulbourn Rockets hockey teams. As I have supported the Rockets many times in the past, I understand firsthand just how prominent of a role the GGHA and all Stittsville sports associations play in bringing together the Stittsville community.
Recreational facilities such as the GRC were often not designed with trophy cases in mind and as such, finding an appropriate location was something we had to look into further. However, working with GRC staff, I am happy that a suitable spot could be found to appease all parties.
As I believe that this is an important initiative to represent and support recreational activities in Stittsville, my office will be covering the cost of the trophy case (approximately $900) through the ward cash-in-lieu of parkland fund.
I would like to especially thank both Danika and Cathy for all of their hard work in bringing this item to my attention in support of Goulbourn Rockets hockey in Stittsville. I would also like to thank the GRC staff for their assistance in accommodating this request and taking the time to meet and provide options on moving forward.
I hope that the display helps to motivate more young people to get involved in sports for many years to come! I will keep the community updated as the project moves forward.