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TEAM ALBERTA – STELLAR PREFORMANCE AT WESTERN CHAMPIONSHIP

Team AB returned from the 2014 Western Championships with an exceptional medal haul!  This past weekend, more than 100 Alberta athletes, coaches and judges competed at Prairieland Park lo... more

2014 T & T Provincials A Wrap

The 2014 T & T Provincials is now complete and it was a huge success. 250 athletes from 11 clubs in Alberta and 3 visiting clubs from Manitoba and Saskatchewan competed over 3 days to lots of energy and spectators. The event was held in Calgary at the Genesis Center of Community Wellness this past weekend. Thank you to the ATTSA, the judges, the coaches and the volunteers who, as always, ma... more

Onyshko wins silver medal at Osijek World Cup

April 27OSIJEK, Croatia -- Saving the best for last, Isabela Onyshko of Minnedosa, Man., won a silver medal in the floor exercise on the final day of competition Sunday at a World Cup gymnastics meet.After falling short of the podium in Saturday’s uneven bars final Onyshko bounced back with her best performance of the meet to place second in the floor final behind Giulia Steingruber of Switzerl... more

Onyshko sixth on uneven bars at Osijeck World Cup

April 26 Onyshko sixth on uneven bars at Osijeck World Cup OSIJEK, Croatia -- Gunning for a medal in the uneven bars at a World Cup gymnastics meet on Saturday, Isabel Onyshko of Minnedosa, Man., came up short and had to settle for sixth in a field of eight finalists. Onyshko bounced back from problems midway through her routine only to take three costly steps backwards on her dismount to finis... more

Onyshko qualifies first on uneven bars at Osijek World Cup

April 25OSIJEK, Croatia -- Isabela Onyshko of Minnedosa, Man., topped the field in the women’s uneven bars qualification Thursday at a World Cup gymnastics meet.Onyshko earned her spot in the final with a score of 13.925 points, followed by Ana Filipa Martins of Portugal in second (13.675) and Noemi Makra of Hungary in third (13.650).Victoria-Kayen Woo of La Prairie, Que., ran into problems wit... more

Jean-Paul Caron concludes his mandate as President/CEO of Gymnastics Canada

Gymnastics Canada (GCG) is announcing that Jean-Paul Caron will conclude his mandate as President/CEO of the Federation effective April 28th 2014.After 14 years of committed leadership with Gymnastics Canada, Jean-Paul Caron and the GCG Board of Directors have agreed to move forward with a succession plan, in the best interest of both parties.Jean-Paul Caron was appointed President/CEO of Gymna... more

Isabela Onyshko chasing medals in thee finals at Osijek World Cup

April 25 OSIJEK, Croatia -- Isabela Onyshko of Minnedosa, Man., will be going for a medal in three event finals at a World Cup gymnastics meet this weekend after another strong performance Friday on the second day of qualifications. After placing first on uneven bars on Thursday, Onyshko followed up with a second and third respectively on floor and beam to earn a spot in three of four event fin... more

ALBERTA’S TOP TRAMPOLINISTS AND TUMBLERS SET TO GO AT PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate ReleaseApril 23, 2014CALGARY, ALBERTA – The excitement begins this Friday! The Alberta’s T&T’ers begin their quest for a title at the Provincial Championships. More than 250 of Alberta’s finest trampolinists and tumblers kick off a three-day competition at the Genesis Centre in Calgary. The event will also host clubs from Manitoba and Saskatchewan.  For the h... more

Alberta’s Top Gymnasts Compete for a Title at Western Canadian Gymnastics Championships

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate ReleaseApril 23, 2014Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Alberta will be sending a team of more than 100 athletes, coaches, judges and mission staff to the 2014 Western Canadian Championships from May 24th to 26th. They will join the participants from across Western Canada who will be competing at the Prairieland Park located in Saskatoon, SK.Athletes representing Manitoba, Sas... more

GCG Annual Survey is asking all members' input!

As a member of the gymnastics community, AGF would like to invite all members to complete Gymnastics Canada Annual Survey.  Please click below the link to the GCG Annual Stakeholder Survey (using the Survey Monkey tool). https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/J3X298ZPlease take the time to complete the questionnaire that covers: The quality of GCGs Programs, Products and Services; and GCG... more

Recreational Gymnastics Workshops open for registration

Beth Gardner is returning to Alberta to present two exciting topics relevant to preschool and recreational gymnastics on May 24-25.Workshop Description:1) Skill Deconstruction & Lesson Planning for Preschool & Recreational GymnasticsThe foundation of every lesson plan should begin with a thorough understanding of the skills being taught. Fundamental skill elements are the building block... more

The 2014 Artistic Provincials was an amazing success

The 2014 Artistic Provincial Championships has come to an amazing end this Sunday! What a wonderful job the organizing committee did hosting the event. The West Wind Gymnastics Club, its staff and volunteers did an amazing job over the last 4 days ! Thanks to all the athletes, coaches and judges for their dedication and hard work, and most importantly, a big “Thank You” to their families for th... more

Canadian gymnasts win 11 medals on final day of Pacific Rim Championships

April 12RICHMOND, B.C. -- Canadian gymnasts won 11 medals, including seven gold, on the final day of the 15-country Pacific Rim Championships on Saturday.The United States topped all countries winning six event titles in rhythmic gymnastics and another five in artistic gymnastics.Rhythmic gymnast Patricia Bezzoubenko of Toronto got the final day off to a bang for the Canadian team with a near s... more

Canadian juniors shine at Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships

April 11 RICHMOND, B.C. -- Canadian gymnasts won four medals in the junior event finals at the Pacific Rim Championships on Friday. Vancouver’s Olsen didn’t disappoint the hometown crowd, winning silver on women’s floor and bronze on vault while Ryan Oehrlein of Georgetown, Ont., took the gold in the men’s rings final. “This is such a big step in my gymnastics career,” said Oehrlein, who also... more

Canada edges China for men’s team bronze at Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships; photo by Grace Chiu Grace Click

Canada edges China for men’s team bronze at Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships

RICHMOND, B.C. -- Canada nudged medal favourite China off the podium at the Pacific  Rim Gymnastics Championships on Thursday winning bronze in the men’s team event.A powerhouse U.S. team led by 2012 Olympian John Orozco won gold with a score of 338.550 points, followed by Japan with 333.550 and Canada at 326.400, less than a point ahead of China in fourth place.All teams consisted of six... more

Canadian women win team silver at Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships; Photo by Grace Chiu Grace Click

Canadian women win team silver at Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships

April 9RICHMOND, B.C. -- Ellie Black of Halifax led Canada to the silver medal in the women’s team competition and added bronze in the senior individual all around on the first day of competition Wednesday at the Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships.Black topped the field of 28 competitors on beam and was steady on the other three to finish with a total score of 55.400 points in the all around.... more

ALBERTA’S TOP GYMNASTS SET TO GO AT PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate ReleaseApril 9, 2014LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA -- More than 492 of Alberta’s top gymnasts kick off three days of competition this Friday.  For the higher level athletes, this event promises to be a key step on the road to the 2014 Canadian National Championships.  Alberta’s top artistic gymnasts will go up against each other and vie for a position on the Alberta Pr... more

Canadian gymnasts face major challenge at Pacific Rim Championships

RICHMOND, B.C. -- Canadian gymnasts in all three Olympic disciplines -- artistic, rhythmic and trampoline -- are set to go up against some of the world’s top competitors  at the Pacific Rim Championships April 9-12, one of the year’s biggest international events featuring more than 250 athletes from 15 countries, including powerhouse teams from the United States, China and Japan.Canadian c... more

Results from the T & T Canada Winter Games trip to Ontario

The T & T Canada Winter Game development athletes that travelled to Toronto to participate in the Elite Ontario Championships and 3rd Cup had a great weekend (even included a trip to the CN Tower). Results are as follows: Nik Lettellier (CGC Espoir)- 1st Place, Logan Chaput (Thunder Country Espoir) - 3rd Place, Zac Blakely (Thunder Country Espoir) - 4th Place, Jessa Bentz (CGC National) - 1... more

Moors 4th at Tokyo World Cup

TOKYO  -- Victoria Moors of Cambridge, Ont., (Dynamo) was edged off the podium by two tenths of a point at a World Cup gymnastics meet on Saturday, placing fourth in a field of eight competitors at the all around invitational event.Former world champion Vanessa Ferrari of Italy won gold with 56.799 points, followed by Roxana Popa of Spain (56.565) in second and Maggie Nichols (56.432) ... more

GCG Monthly Update - April 2014

Recent Competition ResultsRG International ResultsPatricia Bezzoubenko has represented Canada in several events since February and has improved her results with each competition: Moscow Grand Prix - 17th  AA Thiais Grand Prix –  14th AA, 8th Ball Debrecen World Cup – 11th AA, 8th Ball and Clubs.  Annabelle Kovacs also participated in this event and was 29th AA  Several... more

FIG Press Clipings - April 4, 2014

WEEKLY PRESS CLIPPINGS   FIG News Lisbon World Cup draws Rhythmic World hopefuls FIG - April 03, 2014 Multiple World medalist Melitina Staniouta (BLR) and 2012 Olympic finalist Son Yeon Jae (KOR) headline a group of rising rhythmic stars set to compete at the Lisbon World Cup this weekend in Portugal.     FIG Gymnastics for All colloquiu... more

Rhythmic group set for international debut at Lisbon World Cup

April 3Bolstered by two Olympic veterans, Canada’s newly minted rhythmic gymnastics team in the group event is looking to make a strong showing in its international debut at a World Cup meet this weekend in Portugal.With four newcomers joining 2012 Olympians Katrina Cameron of Mississauga, Ont., and Anjelika Reznik of Vaughan, Ont.,the six-member Canadian team competes first in Lisbon April 3 -... more

Calgary Sport Tourism Authority has won the Sport Tourism Organization of the Year Award

Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance Press ReleaseEdmonton, AB, April 2, 2014 - The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) announced the recipients of the 2014 PRESTIGE Awards (Program Recognizing Exceptional Sport Tourism Initiatives, Games & Events), today at the 8th Annual PRESTIGE Awards Luncheon, which pays tribute to individuals and groups from across Canada for their contributions to the... more

T & T Group off to Ontario

As part of the 2015 Canada Winter Games preparation, a team of six trampoline athletes from Alberta will be travelling to Toronto this weekend to take part in the Elite Ontario Championships and 3rd Cup.Good Luck to Nik Lettelier (CGC) , Zach Blakely (Thunder Country), Logan Chaput (Thunder Country), Jessa Bentz (CGC), Madeline Potter (Thunder Country), Alex Boucher (CGC) and coaches Sarah Ames... more

2014 CANADIAN OLYMPIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED

April 2, 2014 For immediate release  2014 CANADIAN OLYMPIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED Three co-chairs and 14 inductees to take part in Hall of Fame Gala in Calgary   CALGARY – Today, the Canadian Olympic Committee announced the co-chairs and inductees who will take part in the 2014 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala and Induction Ceremony presented by RBC, which will take place... more

The 2014 MAG Alberta Team to Westerns is announced

Congratulations to the following 31 MAG Athletes who made the Alberta team to Westerns in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on April 24-26, 2014. Name Club Patrick Mahe Gymtastics Benjamin Resta CGC Declan Collins U of C Cole Barker Salta Max Reisinger Gymtastics Noah Liscumb Gymtastics Ruslan Mitla CGC Isaiah Wong Dyna... more

A huge success for Northern Zones and Trials to Westerns

Ortona Gym Club needs to be congratulated for all their hard work on putting on a stellar event this past weekend.Northern Zones saw 243 athletes competing in Provincial 1, 2, and 3 levels, with the P2 and P3 athletes vying for the hard-earned top 12 spots for Provincials later this month.Trials to Westerns saw 104 athletes competing representing 15 clubs, to determine our WAG team to Western C... more