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    Fortius Sport & Health in Burnaby announced Friday night that it will shut down all business operations after seven years, citing « additional pressures » from COVID-19

    Fortius is an Integrated Athlete Development Center Located in Burnaby on Kensington Avenue, Fortius is home to a 148,000 square foot fitness and performance center, a FIFA standard turf field, an NBA-lined gymnasium , a human performance laboratory, a multidisciplinary sports medicine clinic, a lodge with 50 rooms and a bistro

    The facility is used by a wide variety of amateur sports groups, such as Burnaby hockey and soccer teams, as well as college level teams, as well as groups such as Athletics BC, Curl BC, Artistic Swim BC, Canoe Kayak BC, Wrestling BC, Sport Med BC, BC School Sports and Karate BC

    « We are writing today with an update that we thought we would never have to provide, » read a statement, « The realities of trying to run this complex and dynamic business have been tough With the added pressures that the COVID-19 pandemic has exerted on Fortius Sport & Health and many other companies, it has become something that we could no longer support This means that at a date to be determined we will close all business activities of Fortius All current Fortius services will continue for the time being, and our partners at FitFirst Footwear and Starbucks remain open Since opening Fortius, we have been fortunate to be supported by genuine, like-minded and passionate members and partners for sport and health We know that there will be many questions about the impact this will have on each of you We will be in direct contact as soon as more information becomes available We thank you for your patience in this matter « 

    Fortius Founder and President Scott Cousens donated $ 23 million – the largest philanthropic donation in Canadian sport history – to establish the Fortius Foundation In 2013, Fortius’ doors opened. open, supported by partnerships with Telus, Tourism Burnaby and a number of sports organizations and teams The grounds, building and equipment are owned by the Fortius Foundation, a registered charity

    It is not known whether the land and facilities will be sold or simply rented

    Fortius underwent many changes in 2020 In January, it announced that TC Carling would succeed Craig Thompson, along with its president and CEO

    “Over the past six years, Fortius has grown from a pioneering start-up to an internationally renowned facility,” said Thompson “The team has established a solid foundation for future growth, and that is with this knowledge I made the decision to start my next chapter I look forward to staying on board as a senior advisor to support Fortius and TC throughout this transition « 

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    EbeneInfo – CA – Closure of Fortius Sports Training Center in Burnaby
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    – Closure of Fortius Sports Training Center in Burnaby close
    Burnaby fitness complex shut down as Fraser Health region grapples with COVID cases

    Source: https://www.burnabynow.com/news/fortius-sports-training-centre-in-burnaby-to-be-shut-down-1.24239378

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