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Screening event for Elite Canada update

The WAG program completed their Elite Canada Screening event at the Altadore Gym Club, Saturday, Jan. 12th.  Congratulations to the following athletes who move on to vie for High Performance status at Elite Canada in Sherwood Park, Feb. 7-10, 2013: Brielle Wilchuck, CCGC (SR) Emily Lennon, Gymtastics (Sr) Mackenzie Parker, Gymtastics (Jr) Aleska Law, CGC (Jr) Meaghan Ruttan, CGC (Nov... more

Loran, Cournoyer top Canadians against U.S. at Kyle Shewfelt Gymnastics Festival

CALGARY -- Anderson Loran of Saskatoon (Taiso) and René Cournoyer of Repentigny, Que., (Gymnika) were the top Canadians on Friday in a dual meet with the U.S. at the Kyle Shewfelt Gymnastics Festival.   Loran placed second all around in the senior competition behind American Akash Modi with a strong boost from his winning performance on high bar in a field of eight gymnasts.   Loran,... more

Kyle Shewfelt Gymnastics Festival starts TODAY!

Kyle Shewfelt Gymnastics Festival starts TODAY!

The Kyle Shewfelt Gymnastics Festival is on today at 5 p.m. until March 17 at U of C Jack Simpson Gym. It is Canada's most innovative and entertaining gymnastics experience. AGF would like to invite you and your family to please come and cheer on all of the amazing athletes in the Jack Simpson Gym at the University of Calgary.For LIVE webcast, please visit HERE.For LIVE Scoring, please scan the... more

T & T International Competitions this weekend

Good luck to Ryan Sheehan, Ryan Edlund, Jaimie Wilson, Loic Cremer and coach Trish Quinney all from the Phoenix Gym Club in Edmontno as they travel to Salt Lake City, Utah for the 3rd Annual Kalon Ludvigson Invitational. Click Here for the Facebook page. Also Good Luck to Lexi Geisbrecht (CGC), Kyle Soehn (Thunder Country) and coach Brett MacAulay at the Alsmeer Flower Cup in ALsmeer, Holl... more

Canadian juniors win silver medal in team event at International Gymnix meet

MONTREAL -- Heaven Latimer of Burford, Ont., (Brantford Gymnastics) led Canada to a silver medal at the Gymnix Junior Cup team competition on Saturday, meeting the team’s top-three goal in a strong international gymnastics field. Russia won the gold and Japan took the bronze Other members of the Canadian team were Shallon Olsen of Vancouver, (Omega),  Aleza Yu of Richmond Hill, Ont.... more

Canadian juniors face major test at International Gymnix meet in Montreal

MONTREAL --  In one of the feature attractions at the International Gymnix meet in Montreal March 7-10, a Canadian junior team led by Shallon Olsen of Vancouver, will go up against some of the world’s top countries in women’s gymnastics, including Russia and Romania.   Olsen, (Omega) the 2012 Canadian all around champion, will team up with Heaven Latimer of Burford, Ont., (Brantford... more

Bonnie Semeschuk receives the Alberta Government Officials Recognition Award

AGF would like to congratulate Bonnie Semeschuk on receiving the Alberta Government Officials Recognition Award (ASRPW) for her long term service and contributions to Trampoline Sports in Alberta and Canada. She is one of the four recipients who receive the Award this year. The award is designed to recognize Alberta officials for their contribution, commitment and outstanding performance in wor... more

T & T Alberta Cup #2 results are in

The Phoenix Gymnastics Club in Edmonton hosted the 2nd Alberta T &T Cup this past weekend. Please check out  the following for results:Result Booklet Day 1 March 2, 2013, click HERE.Result Booklet Final March 3, 2013, click HERE. more

Moors wins bronze at American Cup gymnastics meet

WORCESTER, Massachusetts -- Olympian Victoria Moors of Cambridge, Ont., (Dynamo) rode a wave of confidence to a bronze medal on Saturday at the American Cup, an annual event attracting some of the world’s top gymnasts.   Moors, who placed fourth at last year’s competition, improved her standing in 2013 with strong performances on balance beam and floor, a reflection of the experience she... more

Attention! AGF is offering ACTIVE START courses NOW!!

Within the next two to three years Gymnastics Canada will be mandating that ALL Preschool/Active Start Gymnastics coaches be trained in the ACTIVE START specialty. If you coach children six years and under, it is highly recommended that you complete the Active Start training course.AGF is offering THREE ACTIVE START courses: Calgary (Flip Factory INC) - March 31 from 9am - 6pm&... more

GCG announces 2013-2014 Senior National Team

Congratulations to the following Alberta athletes who made it into the National Team: Nathan Gafuik (U of C), Kevin Lytwyn, (U of C), Aiden Marsden (CCGC), Brandon O’Neill (Ortona), Jackson Payne (CCGC). For a complete list of the MAG National Team members, please click HERE.AGF would also like to congratulate the following WAG athletes who achieved the High Performance statuses :Emily Len... more

T & T Alberta Cup #2 this weekend

The Phoenix Gymnastics Club in Edmonton is hosting the 2nd Alberta T &T Cup this weekend. This is the second opportunity for this year for athletes to try and mobilize (qualify to move up a level)  and for ranking on Alberta’s Provincial funding list.Good Luck to all the clubs, judges, coaches and athletes. more

Maegan Chant and Heaven Latimer win all around titles at Gymnastics Legends International

Maegan Chant of Waterdown Ont., (World Class Gymnastics) and Heaven Latimer of Burford, Ont., (Brantford Gymnastics), Ont., led a strong Canadian contingent at the Gymnastics Legends International on the weekend in Los Angeles. Chant won the senior around title and also placed first on vault and floor while Latimer dominated the junior competition, winning the all around and every individual e... more

Trampoline Canada Winter Games Coaches Clinic this weekend

Trampoline will make its debut appearance at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George BC in February 2015. As part of the lead up to the Games, funding has been provided by the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation to help develop the athletes and coaches in the next two years.The first event is being hosted by the Grande Prairie Gymniks this weekend. Long time Provincia... more

Gym Week Photo Contest winners announced

Gym Week Photo Contest winners announced

Congratulations to Zoe D., Jade M. and Kayla L. who received the most “likes” on our Gym Week Facebook Photo Contest. The winners will be contacted via Facebook individually shortly. Thank s to all the participants who enter the contest. more

Skyline Athletics Gymnastics Demo Sale stars now

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 Sal... more

Alberta MAG and WAG Highlights from Elite Canada

Congratulations to the following Alberta  athletes that competed at the 2013 Elite Canada. For MAG, they are Mattson Moore ( U of C) , Danny Schnoor (Capital City Gym Club), Kieran Fagan (Capital City Gym Club), Aiden Marsden (Capital City Gym Club), Teagan Marsden (CCGC) and Carter Shelton (Capital City Gym Club). For WAG, they are Emily Lennon (Gymtastics), Aleska Law (Calgary Gym Centre... more

2013 Elite Canada comes to an end

After three days of intense competition the 2013 Elite Canada Men and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics competition at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park, came to a conclusion Sunday afternoon with the WAG Junior & Senior Apparatus Finals.  Ontario athletes Ellie Black and Meagan Chant achieved the most trips to the podium this day.  Shallon Olsen of Coquitlam, B.C., added gold on vault... more

National Gymnastics Week February 11-17 puts the focus on physical activity for all ages

National Gymnastics Week February 11-17 aims to get the country moving with activities and events for people of all ages and abilities in communities from coast to coast.From bouncing five year olds starting out in their first recreational programs to elite athletes aiming to compete one day at the Olympics, National Gymnastics Week has something for everyone.“As a kid I loved going to the gym... more

AGF kicks off National Gymnastics Week

Happy National Gymnastics Week!!! The celebration has just begun and there is so much to tell you about! On Sunday February 10th 9 clubs and 13 groups came together to demonstrate their s... more

More gold for Halifax gymnast Ellie Black at Elite Canada

February 10 SHERWOOD PARK, Alta., -- Not content with an easy romp to the women’s senior all around title earlier in the competition, Halifax gymnast Ellie Black picked up right where she left... more

Saskatoon’s Anderson Loran dominates at Elite Canada gymnastics meet

February 9SHERWOOD PARK, Alta., -- After winning the men’s senior all around title on Friday, gymnast Anderson Loran of Saskatoon capped an impressive performance at Elite Canada on Saturday,... more

Halifax gymnast Ellie Black wins women’s title at Elite Canada

SHERWOOD PARK, Alta., -- In her first competition since the Olympic Games in August, gymnast Ellie Black of Halifax showed off new moves on uneven bars, beam and vault to easily win the women... more

Looking back on a banner year for Canadian gymnastics

It’s hard to compete for attention in an Olympic year, but Canadian gymnasts in all disciplines had much to boast about in 2012 in addition to the remarkable performances of Rosie Maclennan and the women’s artistic gymnastics team at the London Games.Much of last year saw Canada’s top athletes in artistic, rhythmic and trampoline gymnastics battling hard to qualify for the Games.Along the way w... more

Elite Canada set up and ready for competition

After a lengthy equipment setup that ran into the wee hours of the morning the competition venue is ready for the start of the 2013 Elite Canada Men and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics competition... more

Next generation gymnasts set sights on 2016 Olympics at Elite Canada in Sherwood Park

For Immediate Release February 5, 2013 NEWS RELEASESHERWOOD PARK, ALBERTA - In the first major competition on home turf since the 2012 Olympics, Canada’s top gymnasts are set to begin the long road to the next Summer Games at the upcoming Elite Canada meet to be held in Sherwood Park February 8-10.The Alberta Gymnastics Federation, Capital City Gym Club and the Salto Gymnastics Club in co... more

T & T Alberta Cup # 1 this weekend

The Airborne Trampoline Club in Okotoks will be hosting the First Alberta Cup (formerly First Trials) for the 2013 year. This competition will mark the first National Event in Alberta using the brand new competitive structure developed by GCG last year. Changes include differently named categories, different compulsories/skill requirements, different ways to move up levels and a new system on h... more

National Stream Cup results are in

National Stream Cup was a success this past weekend, our big “Thank you” to all judges and volunteers; also, congratulations to all athletes who participated at the event. Please click the following for results:MEET_Women_S1_LPA_AAllMEET_Women_S1_LPE_AAllMEET_Women_S3_LNN_AAllMEET_Women_S3_LNO_AAllMEET_Women_S4_L5_A12 and UndMEET_Women_S4_L5_A13 and OveMEET_Women_S4_LHP_AAllMEET_Women_S5_LNN_AA... more

National Stream Cup is on this weekend at Ortona in Edmonton

National Stream Cup is an event that allows National Stream Women's Artistic Gymnasts from all over Canada to compete against each other as teams as well as individuals.The Cup allows athletes to experience a two day competition in preparation for the Canadian Championships and the Canada Games. Each province can send up to four teams including National Open, National Novice, Pre-Novice Aspire... more

Alberta MAG Athletes First Trials This Weekend

The Alberta Men's Gymnastics Program will have their first Trials to Westerns/Elite Canada and Canadians this weekend. The Capital City Gymnastics Club in Edmonton will be hosting their annual Gym Power Invitational which the Men's Program uses as the provinces First Trials.Good Luck to all the gymnasts.http://capcitygym.com/gympower/ more

Tour around Town session cancelled

Announcement: At the yesterday’s AGF Board meeting the Directors present elected to CANCEL the Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Tour Around Town session due to low registration. more

Men’s Gymnastics Canada Winter Games Training Camp this weekend

This weekend the Calgary Gymnastics Center will be hosting the Men's Gymnastics Training Camp in preparation for the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George BC. The camp includes athlete training, team building activities, coaching session and guest speakers  for 25 athletes and 15 coaches.Good luck and have fun. more

Tour Around Town Session

Place: Red Deer College 100 College Boulevard, Red Deer AB Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pmRSVP by noon, Wednesday, January 16, 2013The New Year kicks off with a January Tour Around Town Session at Red Deer College. AGF has secured the services of Rene Rondeau – iMediaTV  who will present an very engaging and informative luncheon on Soci... more

AB’s Olympic coach Tony Smith named the National Team Director for Men’s Artistic Gymnastics

Gymnastics Canada is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Tony Smith as the new National Team Director – Men’s Artistic Gymnastics.   As an Olympic Games (3) and World Cha... more

Upcoming training mandate for ALL Preschool Coaches

Within the next 2-3 years Gymnastics Canada will be mandating that ALL Preschool/Active Start Gymnastics coaches be trained in the ACTIVE START specialty. If you coach children 6 years and under it is highly recommended that you complete the Active Start training course. This new standard for training is attainable by simply attending a 1-day course.AGF is offering an ACTIVE START cou... more

Dean Giesbrecht appointed as Vice Chairman at the Gymnastics Canada National session

The Gymnastics Canada (GCG) Board of Directors hosted a National session December 7/8 with leaders from the Provincial/Territorial Gymnastics Organizations and GCG management to review the new quadrennial Strategic Plan.  I am very pleased to announce that the participants not only endorsed the Strategic Plan for implementation, but also reached a consensus to significantly improve the fun... more

Trials to National Stream Cup are happening this Sunday at Altadore Gym Club

The WAG program is selecting teams of six in the National Open, Canadian Pre Novice Aspire and Elite categories at this weekend’s Trials.  This selection event is leading up towards the locally hosted National Stream Cup, coming up on January 25-27th at the Ortona Gym Club in Edmonton.  We’re so excited that this prestigious National level competition is coming to Alberta this se... more

MAG’s Provincial Level Training Camp at Gymtastics Gym Club this past weekend was a success!

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MAG Provincial Level Training Camp takes place this weekend

This coming weekend is going to be a busy weekend for AGF, several MAG and T&T events are happening on December 8 and 9. Here is a reminder of what we have happening: MAG - Provincial Level Training Camp at Gymtastics Gym Club in Calgary featuring 70 boys from five clubs around Alberta on Dec. 8-9. MAG - Regional Judging Course at Gymtastics Gym Club in Calgary on Sunday Dec. 9. This wil... more

Alberta Athletes Shine at the Pan Am Trampoline and Tumbling Championship

December 3Media Release QUERETARO, Mexico – Alberta athletes aided Canada in the cleaned up at the 2012 Pan Am trampoline and tumbling championships on Sunday winning four of six individual ev... more

Gymnastics Canada’s largest participant-based event awarded to Calgary

MEDIA RELEASECalgary, December 4, 2012 – Gymnastics Canada has awarded its largest participant-based event to Calgary. The 2014 Canadian Gymnaestrada event will be held June 25 to July 1 at the University of Calgary and University Gymnastics Centre. Gymnaestrada is a form of gymnastics that combines dance with gymnastics skills and acrobatics.“The Canadian Gymnaestrada is a prestigious national... more

Gymnastics Canada’s largest participant-based event awarded to Calgary

MEDIA RELEASECalgary, December 4, 2012 – Gymnastics Canada has awarded its largest participant-based event to Calgary. The 2014 Canadian Gymnaestrada event will be held June 25 to July 1 at the University of Calgary and University Gymnastics Centre. Gymnaestrada is a form of gymnastics that combines dance with gymnastics skills and acrobatics.“The Canadian Gymnaestrada is a prestigious national... more

Canadians dominate at Pan Am trampoline and tumbling championships

QUERETARO, Mexico -- Canadian competitors got off to a flying start at the 2012 Pan American trampoline and tumbling championships in qualifications on Friday and Saturday with five men and four women advancing to the medal round on Sunday in their respective events. In Saturday’s double mini trampoline competition Denis Vachon of Burlington, Ont., led the way, placing first of 16 competitors... more

Elijah’s Letter

We were thrilled to receive this letter from Elijah Thompson who recently received the AGF Athlete Enhancement Funding. It has brought sunshine into our office and smiles to our faces. We are... more

2012 T & T Pan American Championships will be on this weekend

This weekend six Alberta T & T athletes, two coaches and three judge are traveling to Queretaro, Mexico to attend the 2012 T & T Pan American Championships. The team travels on November 28th and will have one day of training on the 29th. The Competition for prelims and finals will happen on November 30th, December 1st and 2nd.Good luck to Kyle Soehn and Keegan Soehn from Thunder Country... more

Gymnastics community mourns the loss of Aaron Johnson

It is with great sadness that Gymnastics BC notifies the gymnastics community of the passing of Aaron Johnson. A Gymnastics Canada and Gymnastics BC Life Member and husband of Shasta Trampolin... more

Update on the Fall Congress, Annual General Meeting and Gala

Once again AGF would like to extend and big thank you to the Alberta clubs and gymnastics community that supported the inaugural AGF Fall Congress: Gymnastics for LIFE along with the 2012 AGM, Assemblies and Awards Gala.Excellent feedback was received in our follow-up survey and after further discussion and evaluation by the AGF Team and Board of Directors an inspiring Fall Congress is planned... more

T & T Provincial Level Training Camp Highlight

This past weekend the Airdrie Edge Club hosted the AGF T & T Provincial Level Training Camp. Fifty athletes from eight different clubs focused on Trampoline and Tumbling events with guest coaches Nychole Lenius, Stephen Hauck, Eran Silberg and Derek Hanson.This year’s camp we definitely saw an increase in fitness levels, competitive levels and over all difficulty from past years.Thank you t... more

Canadian gymnasts win three medals at international meet in France

MARSEILLE, France -- Canadian gymnasts closed out the final day of competition at the Massilia women’s international competition on Sunday with medals of every colour, winning gold, silver and bronze in different events. Gabriella Douglas, competing for the Futures Gymnastics Centre in Mississauga, Ont., topped the field in the beam final with a score of 13.850 points. Fransolet Berangere of B... more

Robert Paquin retires from judging

Canadian judge, Robert Paquin has recently announced his retirement from Canadian and International Judging.  FIG has issued today a nice tribute to Robert. Robert has been involved with the sport of Gymnastics for more than 40 years at the regional, provincial, national and international level.  He is a GCG Life Member (1998), and has judged at many World Championships and Olymp... more

ANNOUNCEMENT

The Alberta Gymnastics Federation (AGF) is pleased to announce the selection of Jacqueline Escobar for the position of Activenet Coordinator.Jacqueline is an online registration specialist with an extensive record of accomplishment with the YMCA.  She also possesses extensive experience in the areas of administration and communication.All members of the Alberta Gymnastics Federation will b... more

Two T & T Albertans win International Medals

Ryan Sheehan and Pam Kriangkum both from the Phoenix Gymnastics Center in Edmonton competed at the 2012 David Ward-Hunt International Cup in Gillingham, GBR last weekend. The two attended this event as preparation for when they represent Canada at the 2012 Pan American Games in Queretaro, Mexico at the end of this month. This event honors the distinguished service to the sport of Trampoline by... more

Update on T & T athlete Brett Babcock

During a routine training session in October, Age Group National team member Brett Babcock (formerly of Kingston Aeros) was injured while training Double Mini Trampoline at the Phoenix Gymnastics Centre in Edmonton, AB.  Brett suffered a spinal cord injury (C5 fracture) and had surgery several days later. He is undergoing physical and occupational therapy and has regained significant upper... more

GCG is pleased to announce the appointment of Mariève Millaire as Director of Events

Mariève Millaire has been an event manager for over 5 years with Volleyball Canada and has been involved with sport events for over 10 years. During her term with Volleyball Canada, she has provided strong leadership and developed excellent organizational and communication skills. Mariève brings a broad range of knowledge and expertise to the position. With Volleyball Canada, she was involved w... more

Gymnastics Canada launches new strategic plan to build on Olympic success

OTTAWA -- Gymnastics Canada, the national governing body for the sport of gymnastics, has launched a new strategy designed to build on the success of the last four Olympics Games and to solidify its identity as one of three foundation sports fundamental for participation in all other sports. All the Olympic disciplines of the sport -- artistic, rhythmic and trampoline gymnastics -- are oversee... more

Canadian Charities Targeted in International Scam - Beware of Advance Fee Fraud: MNP LLP

(October 24, 2012) -- There is a new scam targeting Canadian not-for-profit organizations – in which they which they are contacted by purported donors claiming to want to make a large donation, according to Matt McGuire, National Leader of MNP’s Anti-Money Laundering practice.The fraudsters claim that in order for the donation to be processed, the charity must have an International Anti-Money L... more

Three Canadians elected to key leadership positions with International Gymnastics Federation

OTTAWA -- Three Canadians have been re-elected to positions with the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). 

Elected Friday at the 2012 FIG Congress in Cancun, Mexico, were Slava Corn of Toronto as first vice-president on the Executive Committee, Stephan Duchesne of Montreal as second vice president of the Trampoline Technical Committee and George Stewart of Calgary as a member of the App... more

Alberta Highlights from Indo Pacific Trampoline and Tumbling Championships:

Kalena Soehn (Thunder Country) 13-14 Womens Trampoline - 8th, Womens DMT - 4th Connor Richardson (Airborne) 17 + Mens DMT - Bronze, Mens Trampoline - 8th Kirsten Brightman (CGC) 13-14 Womens DMT, Lauren Mackay (CGC) 15-16 Womens DMT, 7th Mark Armstrong (Airdrie) 17 + DMT, 5th Caitlin Brown (Airdrie) 17+ DMT, 5th Silver Arden Oh (CGC) 15-16 Womens Tumbling - 4thErin Templeton (CGC) 17 + Womens... more

Caitlin Brown wins silver in double mini at Indo Pacific Trampoline and Tumbling Championships

SYDNEY, Australia -- Canada’s next generation of trampoline athletes has racked up 13   medals so far, including six gold, at the Indo Pacific Championships with a few more up for grabs Saturday on the final day of competition. Rising star Keevin Madigan of Toronto relied on consistency through prelims and the final to win Canada’s only individual trampoline medal after three days of... more

Good luck to the AB athletes at the 2012 Indo-Pacific Championships

Good luck at the 2012 Indo-Pacific ChampionshipsAlberta has 13 athletes, 3 coaches and 1 judge currently at the 2012 Indo-Pacific Championships in Sydney Australia. They have almost finished their training and are looking forward to the start of the competition today.Good luck to the athletes Connor Richardson, Lauren Mackay,  Hannah Pederson, Tatum Sawa, Arden Oh, Erin Templeton, Kirstin... more

Rosie MacLennan named Female Athlete of the Year at Canadian Sport Awards

OTTAWA -- Olympic gold medal trampolinist Rosie MacLennan of Toronto has won the Female Athlete of the Year and longtime Gymnastics Canada board member Slava Corn of Toronto earned the Volunt... more

Fall Congress continues and AGF Annual General Meeting, Assemblies and Awards Gala starts today

The AGF Annual General Meeting, Assemblies and Awards Gala is on as the Fall Congress finishes all its sessions on Saturday, Oct 13.Total of 27 clubs have registered for the weekend's assembly meeting, and hundreds of guests are joining us at our annual Awards Gala at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino Saturday evening.We are thrilled to announce Roland’s Coin Toss has been sponsored by ... more

The 2012 Fall Congress, AGM, Assemblies and Awards Gala a big success, new Board members elected

The 2012 Fall Congress, AGF Annual General Meeting, Assemblies and Awards Gala took place in Calgary. It was an amazing and most successful weekend!There were 175 participants and 12 presenter... more

Olympian Nathan Gafuik and his coach Tony Smith recognized by ASRWF

Olympian Nathan Gafuik and his coach Tony Smith were recognized by the Alberta Sport, Recreation and Wildlife Foundation, for their achievements at the 2012 Olympic Games.  This took place on Oct. 1th at the Canada Sports Hall of Fame with fellow Olympian Kyle Shewfelt as the Master of Ceremonies.  Premier Alison Redford and Christine Cusanell - Tourism, Parks  & Recreation M... more

Bring the thrill of London 2012 home on Sports Day in Canada!

With the highs and lows of the Olympic Games vivid in our memories, and the Paralympic Games almost underway, it’s a great time to celebrate the power of sport. Now, you can turn the inspiring moments of London 2012 into action by hosting a sport celebration in your own community.Sports Day in Canada, held this year on Saturday, September 29, 2012, is a national celebration of sport, from grass... more

Soehn, Smith break into top-eight at trampoline World Cup in Portugal

LOULE, Portugal -- With Olympic gold medal winner Rosie MacLennan taking a break from competition, two of Canada’s up and coming young trampolinists raring to follow in her footsteps delivere... more

Attention All Gymnastics Professionals and Enthusiast, only 24 hours left to register Fall Congress!

The Alberta Gymnastics Federation is offering, for the first time ever, a Fall Congress that caters to all gymnastics professionals; whether you’re a coach, a gymnast, judge or a club administrator, this three-day conference provides many inspiring courses and budget-friendly packages that will ENHANCE and ENERGIZE your gymnastics career.International and local EXPERTS will be presenting on coa... more

T & T Coaches and Judges Retreat this weekend!

Over 30 T & T coaches and judges from all around Alberta will be attending the 2012-2013 Retreat in beautiful Canmore this weekend. This year the sole purpose of the retreat is to review and educate all Alberta clubs and coaches on all of the changes from GCG that are happening to the competitive T & T program. These include changes in levels, requirements, compulsories, qualifying to C... more

Notice of Meeting – 2012 Annual General Meeting

To: All AGF Member Clubs From: AGF Office CC: AGF Board of Directors, Provincial Office Staff, AGF Lifetime Members, Semeschuk & Co.RE: Notice of Meeting – 2012 Annual General MeetingDate: Aug. 24th, 2012As per Alberta Gymnastics Federation (AGF) By-Law Article 6, subsection 6.4.1, notice is hereby given that the Business Meeting of the 2012 Annual General Meeting of th... more

Trampoline & Tumbling Canada’s Only Golden Sport

"Citius, Altius, Fortius".....the Olympic Motto that means "Faster, Higher, Stronger" is embodied best in the sport of Trampoline & Tumbling. And now that Canada has an Olympic gold medal around the neck of our very own Rosie MacLennan, you can bet that young boys and girls across the country will be signing up at clubs to follow in her footsteps.Lexi Giesbrecht is one s... more

Heroes’ welcome for Olympians

A mainly hard-luck group of Canadian Olympians were greeted like heroes upon their return to Calgary on Monday.Applause repeatedly swept through the Calgary International Airport with the appe... more

Rhythmic gymnastics team satisfied with Olympic debut in group competition

LONDON -- Canada’s rhythmic gymnastics team bounced back after a shaky opening day on Thursday with a strong performance on the second day of qualification Friday in the group competition. It... more

Rosie MacLennan delivers the Olympic performance of a lifetime

The number, the instant it flashed up on the North Greenwich Arena scoreboard, ignited audible gasps, then a deafening wall of sound. “My score?” repeated Rosie MacLennan a half-hour later, a... more

Brittany Rogers caps dream Games with 7th in vault final

Brittany Rogers finished seventh on vault in the women's Olympic vault final on Sunday capping a wonderful first week that saw the 19-year-old Coquitlam gymnast and the rest of the Canadian women finish with a best-ever fifth in the Olympic team event. “I couldn’t have imagined a better Olympics for me,” said Rogers. “I didn’t get the gold medal but it was so much fun out there."Full stor... more

Canadian rhythmic gymnasts soak up Olympic experience

LONDON -- As one of the wild card entries in rhythmic gymnastics at the Olympics Canada’s six-member team went to London unburdened by medal expectations in a field dominated by the European... more

Rosie MacLennan Wins Canada’s First Trampoline Gold

They may not have stood together on the podium, but the victory belonged to both of Canada's trampolinists.Rosie MacLennan won Canada's first-ever Olympic gold medal in trampoline at the... more

Canada Makes Rough Rhythmic Debut

Canada's first-ever rhythmic gymnastics group made their Olympic debut in the qualification round on Day 13.The squad is comprised of Rose Cossar, Alexandra Landry, Kelsey Titmarsh, Katrina Ca... more

Dominique Pegg caps Olympic “dream come true” with strong performance in all around final

An incredible run for Canada’s women’s gymnastics team continued with Dominiique Pegg finishing 17th in Thursday’s individual all-around competition at the North Greenwich Arena. “I’ve been b... more

Canadian Gymnasts Make History

Canada has never won a medal in the artistic team final, and that did not change Tuesday in London, but that does not mean nothing changed. The Canadians finished fifth out of eight teams, gi... more

Canada Makes the Team Final For First Time Ever

One of Canada's strongest rivals, Germany, helped the Canucks make history Sunday.Germany fell in the fourth subdivision of the women's artistic gymnastics at the London 2012 Olympic Games - clearing the way for Canada to make the team final for the first time ever at a non-boycotted Olympic Games.Canada finished fifth in team at the boycotted Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games.The first Canadian t... more

Canadian women’s gymnastics team on cloud nine after reaching Olympic finals in three events

LONDON -- In less than two hours on Sunday, the Canadian women’s gymnastics team reached unprecedented heights, advancing not only to the team final for the first time ever in Olympic competition in a non-boycotted Games while qualifying two gymnasts in the vault final and another in the individual all around final. Competing in the third of five subdivisions in the qualification round, the Ca... more

Good Luck to Nathan Gafuik at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Nathan Gafuik, a University of Calgary gymnast, will be competing July 28th in the Men’s Artistic Qualification competition, in London.  This competition may qualify him to compete in the All-Around competition and Event Finals.  Good luck Nathan!Also competing for Canada is the Women’s Artistic Team: Kristina Vaculik, Victoria Moors, Brittany Rogers, Dominique Pegg, and Ellie Bl... more

Addison’s disease makes Gafuik a fighter

When Nathan Gafuik was diagnosed with Addison’s disease at 15, his athletic career had been in a bewildering downward spiral. Despite gruelling training as one of Canada’s top young gymnasts, he looked like an 11-year-old boy. He vomited during competitions, and came home to Calgary so exhausted he couldn’t get out of bed. To curb extreme salt cravings, he devoured pickles sprinkled with salt.... more

Gafuik ready to go after podium training at Olympics

In just two days Nathan Gafuik will be competing at his second Olympic Games, but under very different circumstances this time around compared to Beijing in 2008.Four years ago, Gafuik compete... more

AGF Board of Director Announcements

It is with regret that the Alberta Gymnastics Federation is announcing the departure of Ken Bowen, AGF Board member since 2011, for personal reasons.During his term, Mr. Bowen has provided invaluable services to the Federation and his commitment to the Governance Committee should be commended.  His expertise, energy, and leadership were greatly appreciated by the Alberta gymnastics communi... more

2012 Trampoline Gymnastics Canada Cup in Langley, BC results are up

Athletes from across Canada, Great Britain, Germany, France and Japan competed in this weekend’s 2012 Trampoline Gymnastics Canada Cup in Langley.  Sebastien St. Germain of Montreal and Mariah Madigan of Toronto took advantage of the absence of Canada’s Olympic team members to win the men’s and women’s trampoline titles on the final day of competition Sunday at the Canada Cup.With Karen Co... more

Kyle Soehn and Lexi Geisbrecht places second at Canada Cup

LANGLEY, B.C. --Sebastien St-Germain of Montreal and Mariah Madigan of Toronto took advantage of the absence of Canada’s Olympic team members to win the men’s and women’s trampoline titles on the final day of competition Sunday at the Canada Cup. With Karen Cockburn, Rosie MacLennan and Jason Burnett at home in Toronto putting the finishing touches on their preparation for the London Games, th... more

Alberta T & T Athletes at Canada Cup this weekend

Good luck to all the Alberta clubs, athletes, coaches and judges who are attending the 2012 T & T Canada Cup this weekend in Langley BC.Click HERE for info and schedule.Click HERE for live web broadcast during the event. more

Gymnastics Canada (GCG) web site update

This note is to inform the members that Gymnastics Canada experienced some issues with the server hosting the GCG web site early June. Part of the GCG database had to be restored using a back up version. Through this process a lot of information posted on the web site during the month of May was not recuperated (documents, news, events /athletes information…), affecting the National office oper... more

Interested in seeing the gymnastics universe? Join the Federation!

Alberta Gymnastics Federation is seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill one Board of Directors seat. If you have been involved in gymnastics whether through your child’s weekly training, a volunteer who devotes your own time to the sport, or a participant yourself. If you are someone who loves gymnastics and wants to make a difference, consider becoming a member of the AGF Board.We understa... more

Marisa Dick places top 10 on floor and vault at Pan American gymnastics championships

Competing for Trinidad and Tobago was a major leap for St. Albert gymnast Marisa Dick.The 15-year-old was the first junior elite athlete to perform for the Caribbean country at the recent Pan... more

Fifteen gymnasts nominated to Canadian Olympic team

Fifteen gymnasts were nominated to the Canadian Olympic team on Friday on a sizzling hot summer afternoon outside the National Gallery in Ottawa. “This will be my fourth consecutive Olympic Games, but it will be as exciting, as meaningful, as important as Sydney, Athens and Beijing,” said three-time Olympic medallist Karen Cockburn. “We will continue to work hard. We are training to ensure we... more

Five gymnasts qualify women’s Olympic team at final selection meet in Gatineau, Quebec

GATINEAU, Que. -- Canada’s top-five women gymnasts can start packing their bags for London after qualifying for the Games at a final Olympic selection meet on Thursday. Three-time Canadian all around champion Kristina Vaculik of Whitby, Ont., topped the 11 finalists in the running for an Olympic berth with a total of 94.40 points. Selection was based primarily on results from the 2012 Canadian... more

Trials to National Stream Cup results are up

The season’s first WAG competition was held this past weekend at Altadore Gym Club in Calgary. The athletes, judges, and coaches were all facing a new code of points at this meet, and it went off without a hitch!  Altadore coaches, staff, and volunteers did a great job putting on the competition.  For more information on the National Stream Cup in Edmonton, please visit their web... more