Legalities are all that is standing in the way for Timmins Council to decide on who gets the least on the gymnastics facility at the old Confederation Arena.

Last month, the board of Stella Nova Gymnastics asked for a new lease, after re-constituting following its disbandment last March.

Last night… council heard from Riley Towers, who owns Rock and Gold Gymnastics.  She even brought along a member of her club, who gave council her own opinion on the value of gymnastics, and why Rock and Gold should be allowed to move in to the facility on Cameron St and Dalton Rd.

“The building is already there,” the young gymnast said, concluding her remarks. ” There is equipment available.  Won’t you please let us use it?”

No councillor has publicly expressed support for either bid yet.

At its January 22nd meeting, council will hear from CAO Dave Landers, once he gets legal advice. That will concentrate on, if the decision is to turn down the Stella Nova request and give the lease to the for-profit Rock and Gold, does it have to put it out for tender.