The Rankin Inlet Fitness Society is a not-for-profit organization committed to improving the fitness and recreation options available to our community. The Society was created in February 2012 to encourage active living and to support community-led fitness and recreation activities. A volunteer board of directors, elected at the annual general meeting, provides vision, strategic leadership and ensures the day-to-day stewardship of the organization. The Rankin Inlet Fitness Society is registered under the Legal Registries Department of the Government of Nunavut.
Board of Directors:
- President: Gavin Gee
- Vice-President: Evan Morrison
- Secretary-Treasurer: Ford Widrig
Active in the Community
Through the years, the Society has proudly supported local community groups and organizations through a variety of financial / in-kind contributions. These include:
- Rankin Inlet Senior Men’s Basketball
- Laura Gauthier Memorial Volleyball Tournament
- National Aboriginal Sport Circle
- Rankin Inlet Canadian Army Cadets
- Canada World Youth
- Maani Ulujuk Illinniavik High School Athlete of the Year Award
- Under 18 Boys Soccer Teams
- Rankin Inlet Paintball
- Rankin Inlet Soccer Association
- Kivalliq Counselling & Support Services
- Rankin Inlet Volleyball
- ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Through the vision, leadership, and fundraising efforts of members of the Society, and with the strong support of community and local businesses, we opened the Rankin Inlet Fitness Centre on March 1, 2014. Since it first opened, membership in the fitness centre has grown to over 300 members. This clean, comfortable facility offers a variety of strength training and cardiovascular equipment to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. The Society also takes pride in being able to offer employment opportunities to local Inuit youth, who are hired to supervise the facility during operating hours.
Fundraising is an important part of the Society’s activities to help us further our goals and to keep operating the fitness centre. Fundraising activities, like radio bingos and licensed community events or dances, help generate capital and operating funds. We appreciate the support of local businesses who generously donated a front desk, filing cabinets, extra equipment, fans, a TV and cable service, water jugs for the opening of the fitness centre. Support from government agencies, corporations, local athletic associations, and the community, along with the user fees and small profits generated from our retail merchandise, help cover operating expenses. We are grateful to the community of Rankin Inlet for their continued support on all our projects and activities.
Invitation to Businesses/Community Groups
Together we can make our community stronger. We’re interested in working with you to form new partnerships, discuss sponsorship opportunities, and talk about creative fundraising ideas. Contact us now.