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Unique Climbing Gym in Central Saanich

By Mira Laurence  CENTRAL SAANICH - Stelly's Secondary and Boulders Climbing Gym are taking climbing to new heights. Beginning Tuesday, Stelly's will be accepting applications for a new climbing academy - the first of its kind being offered in North America. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX53d-Xyt18&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]...

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Climbing Academy Off Ground

By Jeff Bell - The Times Colonist A sports academy dedicated to climbing has won support from Saanich school district trustees. The academy will be centred at the Boulders Climbing Gym, which began as a small climbing area on an outside wall at Stelly's Secondary School in 1995 and is now an established indoor facility  Academies are wellestablished in all three local school districts, but tend to cover more mainstream pursuits such as hockey and soccer. The academies are...

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Boulders Climbing Gym Welcomes the World!

By Christine van Reeuwyk - Peninsula News Review The world will come to climb at Stelly’s secondary, in the meantime they’ll be training for the future. Registration is open for the new Stelly’s climbing academy, set to start in September. “The goal is to enable students to discover and pursue a passion for climbing within a supportive community,” said Kimanda Jarzebiak, chair of the board at The Boulders Climbing Gym. “It’s going to allow students from Grade 9...

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World Youth Championships and New Climbing Academy Allow Students to Reach New Heights

Central Saanich, BC – The Boulders Climbing Gym at Stelly’s Secondary School will be the first facility in North America to host a World Youth Climbing Championships, in August 2013. The decision was made this weekend in Rome, Italy, by the International Federation of Sport Climbing. In 2008, climbing was recognized by the International Olympic Committee, and is moving through the process to become an Olympic event. This news comes on the heels of a decision...

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