News archives

Canadian women win team gold, men take bronze at Pan Am Junior Championships

March 29ARACAJU, Brazil -- The Canadian women’s team held off host-country Brazil on Saturday to win gold at the Pan American junior gymnastics championships.The women’s team, consisting of Rose-Kaying Woo of La Prairie, Que., Shallon Olsen of Vancouver, B.C., Megan Roberts of Toronto and Sydney Townshend of Waterdown, Ont., edged the Brazilians for top spot by less than a point with a total sc... more

Canadian women take lead at Pan American junior gymnastics championships

March 28ARACAJU, Brazil -- Canada took the lead in the women’s team event and was third on the men’s side on the first day of competition Friday at the Pan American junior gymnastics championships.The women’s team, consisting of Rose-Kaying Woo of La Prairie, Que., Shallon Olsen of Vancouver, B.C., Megan Roberts of Toronto and Sydney Townshend of Waterdown, Ont., holds a slim lead over host cou... more

Isabela Onyshko wins bronze at gymnastics World Cup in Doha

March 28DOHA, Qatar -- Isabela Onyshko of Minnedosa, Man., travelled halfway around the world to compete at her first World Cup gymnastics meet and will return home with a bronze medal after placing third in the women’s floor final on Friday.After qualifying fourth on Monday, Onyhsko came up with another strong routine in the final to reach the podium along with Romanian stars Larisa Iordache a... more

Northern Zones and Trials to Westerns set to go this weekend at Ortona

 Ortona Gym club is host to ‎over 340 WAG athletes, representing more than 25 clubs at the largest sanctioned event of the season so far.Friday kicks off the weekend competition with Northern Zones (12:00 p.m.) where a record setting 55 eight to nine years olds will compete in Provincial 1 Argo. The rest of the age groups in Provincial 1 follow, and then the Provincials 2 and 3 sessions ar... more

T & T Alberta Cup #3 Results are in

Thank you to the parents, judges, coaches and volunteers for successfully hosting the T & T Alberta Cup # 3 in Edmonton at the Phoenix Gymnastics Club on March 22 and 23. Please click HERE for the results. more

Isabela Onyshko qualifies for floor final at Doha World Cup

DOHA, Qatar -- In her World Cup debut Isabela Onyshko of Minnedosa, Man., qualified for the women’s floor final on Wednesday with a solid effort in a field of 26 competitors from 16 countries.Onyshko placed fourth with a score of 13.90 points, behind the top three led by Romanian star Larisa Iordache with 14.550.“I came here wanting to make all three finals but I’m more than happy to qualify on... more

Melanie Curtis of Grande Prairie Gymniks Gym Club Sets World Record at the Arctic Winter Games

Melanie Curtis of Grande Prairie Gymniks Gym Club Sets World Record at the Arctic Winter Games

Melanie Curtis set a world record in the one foot kick at the Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, Alaska March 15-22. She kicked 7’10″! Melanie was participating in the Arctic Sports event, which includes traditional sports practiced in northern communities.Read full story. more

T & T Alberta Cup # 3 this weekend

The third and final Cup of the year for T & T athletes is this weekend at the Phoenix Gymnastics Centre in Edmonton. Good Luck to all the athletes, coaches and judges. more

University of Calgary International Cup this weekend

Good luck to all the WAG and MAG athletes competing at the 2014 University of Calgary International this weekend. Please visit the website for the schedule, results and live web streaming.  more

Team Alberta North Continues excellent show in Fairbanks, Alaska

Competition continues this week in Fairbanks, Alaska, at the Arctic Winter Games.  Tuesday saw Team Alberta North (Taylor Boulton and Kelsey Twyne from Norfort - Fort McMurray, and Delaney Mayer and Abigail Power from Grande Prairie Gymniks.) take home the team Gold award.  Thursday saw the All Around competition.  Congratulations to all the team members representing Norfort Gym... more

Southern Zones a huge success this past weekend

Southern Zones a huge success this past weekend!  As usual, Exelta Gym Club in Red Deer put on an exceptional event.  Thank you to all the volunteers and judges and coaches and parents for all your combined efforts in making the competition run so smoothly.  Please click here for results. more

Announcement - GCG Board Elections

To: All Interested IndividualsFrom: AGF OfficePlease note that elections for the GCG Board of Directors will be held at the GCG 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM), Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Ottawa, Ontario at the Marriott Hotel. All interested AGF members will require Provincial endorsement (AGF Board approval) prior to their name being submitted to the GCG Nominating Committee.If you are int... more

Announcement

The Alberta Gymnastics Federation (AGF) is pleased to announce that Robin McDougall will assume the one year maternity leave position for Kristina Jacques (Special Events) on Monday, March 31, 2014.Robin is a special event professional with an extensive record of accomplishment in the sporting sector, having worked with both Hockey Canada and the Canadian Football League. She also possesses ext... more

Keegan won Silver in Individual Trampoline and Gold in Double Mini at Elite Canada

KAMLOOPS, B.C. -- Winning may not be automatic for Rosie MacLennan and Jason Burnett, but standing on top of the podium is a routine affair for Canada’s top ranked trampolinists.MacLennan, the reigning women’s world and Olympic champion, dominated the competition at Elite Canada on Sunday to add another national title to her vast collection.Ditto for Burnett, the silver medal winner from the 20... more

Olympic champion Rosie MacLennan tops at Elite Canada trampoline meet

KAMLOOPS, B.C. -- In her first competition in over four months, Olympic champion Rosie MacLennan of Toronto had no trouble shaking off the rust from the long layoff, easily topping the field on Saturday in the women’s trampoline prelims at Elite Canada.MacLennan, who won gold in her last outing at the 2013 world championships in November, led all qualifiers with a total score of 102.725 points.... more

Yu, Vaculik qualify for finals at gymnastics World Cup in Cottbus, German

March 14COTTBUS, Germany -- Aleeza Yu of Richmond Hill, Ont., (Gemini) and Natalie Vaculik of Whitby, Ont., (Gemini) will both be aiming for the podium this weekend at a gymnastics World Cup after a strong showing on Friday on the final day of the women’s qualification round.Yu, fresh from winning silver last weekend at L’International Gymnix in Montreal., qualified for three of four event fin... more

Team Alberta heads North to Fairbanks, Alaska for 2014 Arctic Winter Games

The 2014 Arctic Winter Games will be happening on March 15-22, 2014. Team Alberta North is preparing for departure this weekend to head north for Fairbanks, Alaska, to participate in the Arctic Winter Games.Alberta athletes are Taylor Boulton and Kelsey Twyne from Norfort - Fort McMurray, and Delaney Mayer and Abigail Power from Grande Prairie Gymniks. Sandy Boisvert is attending as team coach.... more

2014 T & T Elite Canada this weekend

The 2014 T & T Elite Canada will be hosted in Kamloops BC this weekend. This event is one of three National events in the year and is used to rank athletes as part of National Team and is also a selection event for Indo Pacific Championships, Junior Pan Am Championships and Youth Olympic Games.Good Luck to Keegan Soehn and Kyle Soehn from Thunder Country Trampoline, Hannah Pederson, Erin Te... more

WAG Southern Zone Championships this weekend at Red Deer Exelta Gym Club

This weekend two hundred and one athletes in Levels Provincial 1 up to Provincial 3 will be competing at the Exelta Gym Club, Red Deer in the Southern Zone Championships.  The Southern Zone Championships is the one and only sanctioned event for Provincial 1 athletes.  The P2 – P3 athletes will be vying for those coveted top 12 spots moving on to the Provincial Championships, occurring... more

MAG Canadian National Junior and Senior Team Named

Congratulations to Brad Earl (U of C), Damian Cachia (CGC), Nathan Gafuik (U of C) and Jackson Payne (CCGC) on being named to the Junior/Senior Canadian National Team!For full list of the Junior and Senior National Team, please see below: 2014-15 MAG Junior National Team 2014-15 MAG Senior National Team... more

Canadian gymnasts dominate at L’ International Gymn

March 9MONTREAL – Ellie Black of Halifax (Alta Gymnastics) led the Canadian charge to the podium with three individual event medals on the final day of competition Sunday at L’International Gymnix.Black, who also won the all around title on Friday, picked up another gold in the floor final and added bronze medals on balance beam and uneven bars to cap a impressive performance.“I tried a skill o... more

Rose-Kaying Woo wins junior all around competition at L’International Gymnix

March 9MONTREAL – Rose-Kaying Woo of La Prairie, Que., (Gym-Richelieu) won the junior all around competition Saturday on the second day of competition at L’International Gymnix.Woo placed in the top three in all but one of four events for a total of 55.441 points, edging Russia’s Angelina Melnikova (55.291) for the title.Shallon Olsen of Vancouver, (Omega) placed third with 55.216 points.Woo, t... more

Meaghan Ruttan of the Calgary Gymnastics Centre assists Canada as they Compete against the World

MONTREAL -- Many of Canada’s top female gymnasts will go up against some tough competition this weekend at the L'International Gymnix meet in Montreal.While reigning Canadian all around champion Ellie Black of Halifax (Alta) leads the way in the Gymnix Challenge senior individual event, Shallon Olsen of Coquitlam, B.C., (Omega) heads up a strong group of younger competitors looking for the podi... more

Both Albertan Communities Bidding to Host the 2019 Canada Winter Games Invited to Advance

Media Release March 7, 2014   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   For more Information Contact: Joel Allard Communications Coordinator Canada Games Council Tel: (613) 526 232(613) 526 2320 Ext :2708E-mail: jallard@canadagames.ca  (March 7, 2014) Ottawa – At recent meetings, the Canada Games Council`s (CGC) Board of Directors have approved the CGC 2019 Technical Review Committee’s report... more

FIG Press Clippings

FIG News Olympian and FIG Men's Technical member Bill Roetzheim passes on FIG - February 28, 2014 Two-time Olympian William “Bill” Roetzheim, the first American elected to the FIG Men’s Technical Committee, passed away on Wednesday, February 26, at the age of 85.     Aerobic gymnastics returns at the World Cup in Cantanhede (POR) FIG - February 27, 201... more

Moors 4th at American Cup gymnastics meet

GREENSBORO, N.C.  -- Canadian Olympian Victoria Moors of Cambridge, Ont., (Dynamo) placed fourth at the American Cup gymnastics meet on Saturday with a steady all around performance in a field of eight top international competitors.Elizabeth Price and Brenna Dowell of the United States finished 1-2 with Giulia Steingruber of Switzerland in third spot.Price, an alternate for the American 20... more