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October 28, 2014 To: AGF Membership From: AGF Office CC:RE: L. Lahnert’s retirementIt is with regret that AGF announces the retirement of Lori Lahnert, AGF Membership & Accounting program coordinator. Lori has been with the Federation since 2002 and will begin her retirement as of January 1st, 2015. Her last day with AGF will be Tuesday, December 23, 2014.Over the last twelve years, Lori ha... more

GCG announces team nominations for the World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida November 3-9, 2014

GCG announces team nominations for the World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida November 3-9, 2014. Six Alberta athletes ((Keegan Soehn, Kyle Soehn, Erin Templeton, Arden Oh, Pam Kriangkum and Ryan Sheehan,) three coaches (Ken Soehn, Brett Macaulay and Jamie Atkin,) one judge (Dan Normand) are on the team, and Eran Silberg is the Head of Delegation. TO / A... more

Gymnastics Canada and Montreal bidding for 2017 artistic gymnastics world championships

October 21 OTTAWA -- If Canadian organizers get the green light from the international gymnastics federation (FIG), one of the world’s major sports events will be coming to Montreal in 2017. Gymnastics Canada has delivered its bid for the 2017 artistic gymnastics world championships and is expecting to hear the outcome later this month after meetings of the international federation in Tashkent,... more

2014 Fall Congress, AGM, Assemblies and Awards Gala a Big Success, New Board Members Elected

October 20The 2014 Fall Congress, AGF Annual General Meeting, Assemblies and Awards Gala took place in Edmonton from October 16th to October 19th and was a big success!One hundred twenty-five participants and 20 presenters attended the Fall Congress. Some of the highlights included well-known speakers with inspiring and informative topics; Thank you to our sponsor AAI and Skyline Athletics for... more

2014 Fall Congress kicks off today

The Alberta Gymnastics Federation is pleased to welcome all and announce that the 2014 Fall Congress has officially begun. More than 125 participants and total of 20 presenters are gathering at the Delta Edmonton South Hotel and Conference Centre for the event. This three-day conference will surely provide all participants an opportunity to exchange ideas, get inspired and gain knowledge, that... more

Ellie Black 7th in beam final at world championships

NANNING, China -- Ellie Black pulled out all the stops at the world gymnastics championships on Sunday but had to settle for 7th in the women’s beam final. Black, competing with the second most difficult routine of the eight finalists, ran into problems, including a fall, and finished with a score of 13.700 points. Simone Biles of the United States, who performed a routine with a 6.4 difficult... more

Ellie Black 7th in beam final at world championships

October 12NANNING, China -- Ellie Black pulled out all the stops at the world gymnastics championships on Sunday but had to settle for 7th in the woman’s beam final.Black, competing with the second most difficult routine of the eight finalists, ran into problems, including a fall, and finished with a score of 13.700 points.Simone Biles of the United States, who performed a routine with a 6.4 d... more

Ellie Black sets new Canadian mark with 9th all around at world championships in Nanning, China

Chalk up another first for Ellie Black! In the women's all around final on Friday Ellie finished ninth in a best ever finish for Canada at the world championships. Black placed 5th on beam, 8th on floor, 11th on uneven bars, and 21st on vault for a total score of 56.132 points. Canada's previous best mark was held by Victoria Moors, not competing this year, who finished 10th at the 2013 worlds... more

Ellie Black qualifies for two finals at world gymnastics championships

NANNING, China --  Ellie Black of Halifax has qualified for two finals for the second straight year while leading the Canadian women’s gymnastics team to 12th place at the 2014 world championships. Black and her teammates competed on Sunday but had to wait until Monday for the final results in both the team and individual events following the second of two days of qualification. In the te... more

Canada fifth after first day of women’s qualification at 2014 world gymnastics championships

October 5NANNING, China -- Olympic  veteran Ellie Black of Halifax led the Canadian women’s gymnastics team to fifth place Sunday in the first of two qualifying rounds at the 2014 world championships.The U.S. took a commanding lead in the team standings with a score of 235.038 points. Russia ranks second (228.135) and the Netherlands third (214.662) among 21 countries competing with full... more

Canadian gymnasts ranked sixth after first day of men’s team qualification at world championships

October 3 NANNING, China -- The Canadian men’s gymnastics team is ranked sixth after the first of two days of qualifications at the 2014 world championships. China, the defending world champions in the team competition, scored a total of 362.698 points for top spot in a field 24 teams. Great Britain is ranked second (357.193) and Brazil third (348.100). Led by veterans Scott Morgan of Vancouve... more

T & T Coaches and Judges Retreat this weekend

Total of twenty-one T&T coaches and 10 judges from all around Alberta will be attending the Coaches Retreat in Canmore this weekend. This year the main purpose of the retreat will be on coaches’ education with sessions in athletic therapy, sport psychology, rules changes and personal development.This AGF hosted retreat is designed for all levels of competitive T&T coaches and judges to... more

Fall Congress/AGM Accomodation update

AGF would like to inform all members that the Host hotel, Delta Edmonton South Hotel & Conference Centre, for AGF Fall Congress/AGM is sold out Friday October 17 and Saturday, October 18.Below are some options for other hotels close by:Radisson 780-437-6010Holiday Inn Express 780-440-5000Sawridge 780-438-1222 more

CBC Coverage of the 2014 World Championships

Please be advised of the upcoming CBC coverage for the 2014 World Championships in Rhythmic, Artistic and Trampoline Gymnastics as outlined below:  DATE EVENT CBC TV CBCSports.ca Sat. Oct. 4 RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ON CBC: 16:00- 18:00 ET LIVE 16:00- 18:00 ET LIVE         Sat.Oct. 18 ART... more