2015 Western Canadian Championships

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About
Bulletin
Venue
Accomodation
Schedule
Admission
Sponsors
Equipment for Sale
Vendor Opportunities
P4 Invitational
Athletes' Profiles Team BC
Athletes' Profiles Team MB
Athletes' Profiles Team Yukon
Athletes' Profiles Team Sask.
Athletes' Profiles Team NWT
Athletes Profiles Team AB
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The Western Canadian Gymnastics Championships are held annually with athletes from the Western Canadian Provinces and Territories; Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC, Yukon and North West Territories. 

This year AGF is proud to be hosting Westerns with Mountain Shadows Gym Club in Okotoks, AB.  The competition, which will see over 400 athletes and coaches, will be held at the Pason Centennial Arena May 1st & 2nd.

The weekend will kick-off with a P4 Invitational on April 30th at 4:00 p.m.

We look forward to hosting the Western Provinces and Territories!

2015 Western Canadian Championships Bulletin, click below to download.

Pason Centennial Arena

204 Community Way

Okotoks  AB  T1S 1A5

(403) 938-5095

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Parking is free at Pason Centennial Arena.

Two options of hotels which are located within a block of each other:

Deerfoot Inn
1000 – 11500 35 Street SE
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Service Plus Inn & Suites
3503-114 Avenue SE
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Reservations for both hotels can be made by calling 1-877-236-5225 or (403) 236-7529 and using reference code GMSAGF15.  Reservations must be made by March 31, 2015.

Both hotels offer the following:

  • $139/night plus taxes – for single, double, triple and quad occupancy
  • Free full hot breakfast beginning at 6:00am each morning
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Free Parking
  • Waterslide and pool

Schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Please click below to download.

Passes will be available for purchase on-site.  Cash, debit, VISA and MC accepted.

Artistic Western Prices:

                                         Single Day Weekend Pass
Adult $10.00 $15.00
Senior 55+ $5.00 $8.00
Student (6-18) $8.00 $8.00
Kids (5 & under) Free Free
Family (2 Adults/2 Senior/Student) $25.00 $40.00

 

*Note: A weekend pass will include the P4 competition.

 

AGF and Mountain Shadows Gym Club are happy to be able to offer a two-event pass; Mountain Magic Invitational, April 25-27 (3-days) and Artistic Westerns (2-days):

                                         Two Event Pass
Adult $35.00
Senior 55+ $25.00
Student (6-18) $25.00
Kids (5 & under) Free
Family (2 Adults/2 Senior/Student) $90.00

 

*Note: A 2-event pass will include the P4 competition.

Thank you to our sponsors!

An event like this could not happen without the amazing support of our sponsors.  We would like to thank The Government of Alberta, Alberta Sport Connection, Tourism Calgary, City of Okotoks, AAI Equipment, Skyline Athletics, Deerfoot Inn & Casino and Service Plus Inns & Suites.

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is that time of year again and gymnastic meets are starting throughout the country.  AGF long-term sponsor, Skyline Athletics Gymnastics’ annual demo sale is staring right now; equipment for both men and women’s gymnastics are available to all clubs, whether you are looking for vaulting table or balance beam, Skyline Athletics offers the best selections with great prices at the Demo Sale.

Equipment can be picked up from the Provincial Championships (April 17-19, Lethbridge), after 2015 Westerns (May 1-2, Okotoks) or the Provincial Championships in Saskatchewan. Some pieces may be available from Abbottsford, BC, after the Flip City Invitational. Please contact the following representatives if you have any questions. But hurry, these good deals won’t last! To download your order form and price lists, please click below.

Alberta Rep: Wayne Gorniak 780-719-4229

Manitoba/Saskatchewan Rep: Barry Hunter 403-212-4948

Who Should Exhibit

If you are a retailer, a toy manufacturer, have trinkets/jewelry, small or home-based business or if you have something you would love for a lot of young people and their families to see, then our events are for you!

AGF events draw between 300-600 participants: athletes, coaches and judges.  In addition, families and friends come as spectators.  Our events provide an excellent opportunity to gain exposure for your business.

Booth Amenities

All booths are a base rate of $250.00 plus GST for a 10x10 space.  If you require larger footprint, please enquire with Robin McDougall. 

Each vendor will be provided with two accreditation badges, one table and two chairs.  You will need to provide your own linen to cover the tables.  Additional items are available at the following costs:

  • Accreditation  $5.00 each
  • Tables  $25.00 each
  • Chairs  $10.00 each

Power is available, however it is extremely limited.  Please indicate your needs on the vendor application. You will need to provide your own extension cords.

Wi-fi is available as well, please indicate if you will require access and what you will need it for.  If you know your bandwidth requirements indicate that as well.

Marketing Opportunities

As part of your booth rental, AGF will mention your booth name in our scripting during the event.  As well, we will mention your participation in our various events through our social media campaigns.

Should you have a swag item or coupon to direct people to your booth, we would be happy to help with the distribution to our athletes. Please indicate what you would like to distribute.  Note that AGF reserves the right to review the item to determine its appropriateness.  Request for distribution must be submitted no later than 2 weeks prior to the event.

If you are interested in additional promotion or have further questions, please contact Robin McDougall specevents@abgym.ab.ca or (403) 259-5500 and we would be pleased to discuss further opportunities.

To become an AGF event Vendor, please go to the following link and sign up:

Please complete the GoFormz form available from this link.

The P4 Invitational will host 40 athletes from the Western Provinces and Territories.  The competition, held at the Pason Centennial arena in Okotoks, AB on April 30, 2015, will be a lead into the Westerns weekend.

Admissions:                                                                     

                                         Single Day
Adult $10.00
Senior 55+ $5.00
Student (6-18) $5.00
Kids (5 & under) Free
Family (2 Adults/2 Senior/Student) $25.00

 

Please note that if you are to buy a weekend pass for Westerns or a 2-event pass with Mountain Shadows Invitational, the P4 Invitational will be included.

For further information, please see the bulletin below. 

Meet the athletes

Male Artistic Gymnastics

T-Cerrato

Treyson Cerrato – Surrey Gymnastic Society, Level 5, Age 13

Q: If you could be any animal, what would it be, and why?
A: I would be a Lion because they're strong, fast and have nice hair.

Q: What is your favourite TV show?
A: Modern Family

Q: What do you want to do when you get older?
A: Musician

Q: If you could compete on any apparatus (WAG for Males/MAG for Females), what would it be?
A: Vault

Q: What are the three events in T&T and which one would you compete on?
A: Trampoline and tumbling - double mini tramp.

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A: Brazil

 

Drew Kanigan MAG Jan 2015

Drew Kanigan  Kamloops Gymnastics Trampoline Centre, Elite 4

Q: If you could be any animal, what would it be, and why?
A: If I could be any animal, I would be a monkey because I could never have to touch the ground and I could swing in the trees all day long. The extra tail would be a bonus too.

Q: What is your favourite TV show?
A: My favourite  TV show is Master Chef Junior.  I spend lots of time cooking in the kitchen and can plate some pretty good food including crepes, waffles, omelettes and all sorts of desserts.

Q: What do you want to do when you get older?
A: I want to go as far as I can in gymnastics but once that is done, I want to be a commercial fisherman.

Q: If you could compete on any apparatus (WAG for Males/MAG for Females), what would it be?
A: I would like to take a shot at the uneven bars if I competed on the WAG apparatus.  Trying to go between the bars looks challenging and fun!

Q: What are the three events in T&T and which one would you compete on?
A: The three events in T&T are trampoline, tumbling and double mini.  Of the three, I would pick trampoline to compete on.  I love the tramp and have done all sorts of backyard routines including jumping off the roof of my house on to the tramp.  I love being in the air!

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A: If I could go anywhere in the world, I would like to go Zambia and kayak the Zambezi River.  It has the craziest whitewater but I would have to build up my paddling skills a bit first.

 

Female Artistic Gymnastics

Lauren Wang

Lauren Wang  Club Aviva, competing in National Open:

Q: If you could be any animal, what would it be, and why?
A: Jaguar because they are so awesome, stealthy and smart.

Q: What is your favourite TV show?
A: Big Bang Theory – hilarious!

Q: What do you want to do when you get older?
A: Not sure about career but I want to be rich!

Q: If you could compete on any apparatus (WAG for Males/MAG for Females), what would it be?
A: Pommels for sure

Q: What are the three events in T&T and which one would you compete on?
A: Trampoline

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A: Africa

 

J-Robinson

Justine Robinson  Twisters Gymnastics, Provincial 5 Open

Q: If you could be any animal, what would it be, and why?
A: I would be a rabbit because of their incredible agility.

Q: What is your favourite TV show?
A: My favourite TV show is The Walking Dead.

Q: What do you want to do when you get older?
A: I either want to be a graphic designer or an art teacher when I'm older. I also want to travel around the world.

Q: If you could compete on any apparatus (WAG for Males/MAG for Females), what would it be?
A:  If I had to compete on any of the Men's events, I would choose the pommel horse.

Q: What are the three events in TnT and which one would you compete on?
A: I think the three events in T&T are individual/synchronized trampoline, double mini trampoline, and tumbling. I would probably do tumbling, since I'm not that great on the trampoline in general.

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A: If I could travel anywhere in the world I would adventure around Europe.  I've never been outside of North America so it would be very cool.

Emily Blackner 2

Emily Blackner:  

Q: If you could be any animal, what would it be, and why?
A: Cheetah, fast and powerful 

Q: What is your favourite TV show?
A: Big Bang Theory

Q: What do you want to do when you get older?
A: Field of Science

Q: If you could compete on any apparatus (WAG for Males/MAG for Females), what would it be?
A: Rings 

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A: Barbados

 

 

 

Qayum Hassani

Qayum Hassani:

Q: If you could be any animal, what would it be, and why?
A: Lion – king of the jungle

Q: What is your favourite TV show?
A: Two and a Half Men 

Q: What do you want to do when you get older?
A: Physiotherapist and Gymnastics Coach 

Q: If you could compete on any apparatus (WAG for Males/MAG for Females), what would it be?
A: Uneven Bars – similar skills and swing

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A: Hawaii

 

 

 

Emma Leipsic

Emma Leipsic:

Q: If you could be any animal, what would it be, and why?
A: Tiger

Q: What is your favourite TV show?
A: Dance Moms

Q: What do you want to do when you get older?
A: Sport Psychologist 

Q: If you could compete on any apparatus (WAG for Males/MAG for Females), what would it be?
A: Rings 

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A: Bahamas

WAG Athletes

Reena

Reena Coyne

Q: If you could be any animal, what would it be, and why?
A: Panda to just chill

Q:  What is your favourite TV show? 
A: Friends

Q:  What do you want to do when you get older?
A: American Ninja Warrior and a journalist

Q: If you could compete on any apparatus (WAG for Males/MAG for Females), what would it be?
A: High bar

Q: What are the three events in TnT and which one would you compete on?
A: Power tumbling, synchro tramp, trmapoline  (she would compete in synchro tramp)

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A: Europe

Anisa

Anisa Albisser

Q: If you could be any animal, what would it be, and why?
A: Sloth - just lay around all day

Q: What is your favourite TV show?
A: Friends

Q: What do you want to do when you get older?
A: Physio therapist

Q:  If you could compete on any apparatus (WAG for Males/MAG for Females), what would it be?
A: High Bar

Q: What are the three events in T&T and which one would you compete on?
A: Power tumbling, synchro tramp, trmapoline  (she would compete in synchro tramp)

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A: Europe

Emily Walker

WAG Athlete Emily Walker

Q: If you could be any animal, what would it be, and why?
A: I would be a cheetah because they are really fast and powerful. 

Q: What is your favourite TV show?
A: Grey's Anatomy

Q: What do you want to do when you get older?
A: I would like to either be an orthodontist or a personal sports trainer. 

Q: If you could compete on any apparatus (WAG for Males/MAG for Females), what would it be?
A: I would like to compete on rings or pommel (it just looks fun!)

Q: What are the three events in T&T and which one would you compete on?
A: Trampoline, Double Mini and Tumble Track. I would like to compete on the tumble track. 

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A: I just want to travel someplace warm with a beach! (I hate being cold!)

WAG Athlete Celena Hoeve

Celena Hoeve

Q: If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?
A: I would be a dolphin. Dolphins are very intelligent animals in addition to being incredibly agile

Q: What is your favorite TV show?
A: Downtown Abbey

Q: What do you want to do when you get older?
A: I want to go to university and study Chemistry then go on to work in that field

Q: If you could compete on any apparatus (WAG for Males/MAG for Females), what would it be?
A: High Bar

Q: What are the three events in T&T and which one would you compete on?

  • Trampoline
  • Double Mini
  • Tumble Track

A: I would compete on Tumble Track

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A: I would go to Scandinavia 

Mag Athletes

 

Antonio

Antonio Fernandes

Q: If you could be any animal, what would it be, and why?
A: I would want to be a spider monkey, because they are really athletic and love to play, like me. They also look pretty cool and from what it looks like they are pretty chill.

Q: What is your favourite TV show?
A: Modern Family (Phil is my favourite)

Q: What do you want to do when you get older?
A: Olympics in gymnastics of course, but after that I would want to become a film producer or the Next Jimmy Fallon, or I would want to become a chef for an all day breakfast restaurant.

Q: If you could compete on any apparatus (WAG for Males/MAG for Females), what would it be?
A: Uneven bars. It looks pretty cool with flips from one bar to another

Q: What are the three events in T&T and which one would you compete on?
A: Rod Floor, Trampoline, and Double Mini Tramp. I would want to do rod floor because I love tumbling.

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A: It would be Brazil, to see the 2016 Olympics and go to Carnival

 

Jordan Garcia

Jordan Garcia 

Q: If you could be an animal what would you be and why?
A: Monkey, because I can use my feet more and I would have a tail.

Q: What is your favourite T.V show?
A: Bob's burgers

Q: What do you want to do when you get older?
A: Engineer or something to do with math

Q: If you could compete on any apparatus, what would it be?
A: Uneven bars

Q: What are the 3 T&T and which one would you compete on?
A: Tramp, tumbling and double mini. I would do tumbling.

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A: England

 

WAG Athletes

Trinity Ibrahim

Trinity Ibrahim (CPN Aspire, Stampede City)

Q: If you could be an animal what would you be and why?
A: Cheetah, because I love cats and it is a fast runner.

Q: What is your favourite T.V show?
A: AFV- America’s Funniest Videos

Q: What do you want to do when you get older?
A: I would like to be an Olympian and my other job would be a Gymnastics Coach.

Q: If you could compete on any apparatus, what would it be?
A: Floor

Q: What are the thjree T&T and which one would you compete on?
A: Tramp, tumbling and don’t know the 3rd one. I would do tumbling because I am not very good and trampoline. (She said with a smile.)

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A: Paris – because I want to learn French and I like the Eifel Tower.

 

Megan Andrews

Megan Andrews (CPN Elite, Stampede City) 

Q: If you could be an animal what would you be and why?
A: Unicorn – because they are beautiful and magical

Q: What is your favourite T.V show?
A: Master Chef

Q: What do you want to do when you get older?
A: I would like to be an Olympian

Q: If you could compete on any apparatus, what would it be?
A: Vault, because I feel I am very powerful on this event

Q: What are the 3 T&T and which one would you compete on?
A: Tramp, tumbling and unsure of the 3rd – I would compete in tumbling

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A: I would travel to Mexico because it is really hot & the Resorts are fun… I LOVE MEXICO!!