The City of Lacombe has announced their 2019 Recreation and Culture Grant recipients.
Dopamain gym was one, receiving $1800 in funding to grow their program, which is a modified Boxercise program for Parkinson's fighters, and clients with neurological disorders.
Doug rowe, who is coach and manager of the gym says their program has been very successful so far.
"We’ve been running our program in Red Deer for the last three years, we are a non contact boxcersise program for people who are fighting parkinsans with an age range of 52-87, right now we have 28 participants in our program, with a waiting list."
He says they are planning on expanding their services into Lacombe once they find a location.
"We were approached by a parkinsons Alberta support group in Lacombe to start a program there, we did a presentation to the group in February, and they bought it 100%, so if we can get a minimum of 8 people interested, which I am certain we can then we are going to go ahead."
This news was well received to Doug and the other coaches.
"It tells me that Lacombe really wants us there, we have huge support from the community, the city and it provides tremendous momentum for the program as well."
Other recipients of the grant was the Vintage Photo Booth, Opening Minds through art, Youth Athletic Development series and Begging for Beginners..
In total the city provided $12,500 to facilitate the programs.