"It is particularly pleasing, in a time marked by the coronavirus pandemic, to announce that LKAB has awarded this year's athletics and culture grants to Kiruna Klätterklubb and Kjell Törmä," says Jan Moström, LKAB's President and CEO.
Kiruna Klätterklubb has made climbing a very popular sport in Kiruna. This is a very open and inclusive club that welcomes new climbers with open arms. Kiruna Klätterklubb is a meeting place where everyone feels welcome, regardless of age, gender or ethnic origin. Since the roof of Tarfalahallen collapsed, Kiruna Klätterklubb needs moral support to carry its commitment further.
With camera and pen, Kjell Törmä has followed Kiruna's development for many years. Kjell's books portray the people, the residents of Kiruna, life around them, the mine, local business and community. Kjell is a driving force behind KirunaTidningen and one of the publication's founders. After 28 years Kjell leaves KirunaTidningen in order to spend more time documenting Kiruna, its residents and the urban transformation.
LKAB's athletics and culture grants, each 75,000 kronor (previously 50,000 kronor), have been awarded since 1984. Nominations are from LKAB's employees and the recipients are designated by LKAB's group management.
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Attached file: Press release - LKAB announces 2020 grant recipients