NOVICE DIVISION - 2nd and 3rd GRADE INTERMEDIATE DIVISION 4th and 5th GRADE JUNIOR DIVISION - 6th and 7th GRADE
Promoting & hosting basketball events for Golden's youth since 1993
The seed for the Golden Basketball Association was planted in 1993, when two workmates organized teams in their children's school. Each week the two teams would practice and play using the facilities of the schools they attended. The following year more of their workmates joined along with interested parents and the GBA was born. Enrolment went so well that the school facilities available were not adequate, another solution was needed. At the time the Town of Golden was contemplating the fate of the old High School Gym, which was in dire need of repair after being boarded up for several years, several proposals had been submitted, one of which was to have the building torn down. At the eleventh hour the GBA Executive filled the Town chambers and asked that the gym be saved for what it was originally built for and the request was granted. The Mt 7 Rec Plex committee was formed and with community volunteers and donations of materials from local businesses work got underway to refurbish the gym. The GBA approached the Canadian Pacific Railway to secure funds to rebuild the hardwood floor. The CP Charitable Foundation approved the request and financed the project. Since then hundreds of kids from K through 7 have had the opportunity to play after-school basketball with their friends in this excellent facility.