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AGF Office Staff Update | July 30, 2020

30 July 2020

It is with mixed emotions that the Alberta Gymnastics Federation (AGF) announces the departure of Anna Rogers, AGF Communications Manager.  Anna’s last day will be Thursday, July 30th, 2020.   Anna joined our AGF team in February of 2018.  During her time with AGF, she has helped grow our social media to a new level and has brought a high standard to AGF's communications.&n...

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GymCan statement in response to the criminal charges against Thierry Pellerin

06 July 2020

OTTAWA, ON (July 3, 2020) – Gymnastics Canada (GymCan) is aware that Thierry Pellerin, a current athlete on the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics national team, was arrested yesterday for multiple alleged offences in Lévis, Quebec. The charges stem from an investigation by the Lévis Police Service. As a result, Gymnastics Canada has provisionally suspended Mr. Pellerin from active membership (including...

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Men’s Artistic Gymnasts Who Would Have Represented Alberta at Western Canadian Championships

29 April 2020

Today through May 3rd Alberta’s best would have been competing at the 2020 Artistic Western Canadian Championships that were set to take place in Richmond, BC. They would have been joined by athletes from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories where all would vie for the title of Western Canadian Champion.Due to COVID-19 all events have been cancelled but prio...

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Gymnastics Canada statement regarding the outcome of the Valerie Oudin/Sara Stafford discipline hearing

24 April 2020

OTTAWA, ON (April 24, 2020) – Gymnastics Canada (GymCan) acknowledges and accepts the decision reached by an independent discipline panel on April 23rd regarding formal written complaints received by GymCan in January 2019 against two elite coaches - Ms. Valerie Oudin and Ms. Sara Stafford of Champions Gymnastics Club in Edmonton, AB. Click here to view the full statement from Gy...

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Announcement from the Board of Directors

23 April 2020

April 23, 2020   Effective Thursday, April 23, 2020 the Board of Directors for Alberta Gymnastics Federation (AGF) wishes to advise that Mr. Scott Hayes employment as the Chief Executive Officer of AGF has come to a conclusion.    On behalf of the membership, we want to extend our deepest appreciation to Mr. Hayes for his years of leadership, and the positive impact he has had o...

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AGF Sanctioning of Online Training

22 April 2020

April 22, 2020   In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, many gymnastics clubs have found creative ways to continue engaging with their members and the Alberta Gymnastics Federation (AGF) commends your efforts. The positive impact our community makes in the lives of our athletes would not be possible without your commitment and passion, and the AGF is proud to have you as a part of our members...

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Changes to AGF Staffing and Hours During COVID-19

09 April 2020

April 9, 2020 In response to the current COVID-19 situation, the Alberta Gymnastics Federation (AGF) has made temporary adjustments to its internal staffing structure.   Effective April 8, 2020, and until further notice, two positions have been placed on furlough while all remaining staff are working reduced hours. This allows AGF to continue providing essential services to the membership...

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NCCP Information for Coaches

09 April 2020

April 9, 2020 Due to the current circumstances, AGF has cancelled all in-person NCCP courses until the end of May. However, as an alternative…   NCCP is Going Online! GymCan and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) are furiously working to have GF Theory and C1 Theory approved for webinar delivery; these courses are slated to be ready by mid-April.  However, GymCan will need to tr...

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All Businesses Seeing A 30% Drop In Revenue Due To Pandemic Will Be Eligible For 75% Wage Subsidies

30 March 2020

March 30, 2020  Today, the government announced that not-for-profits and charities will be eligible for wage subsidy supports if they meet the same criteria as eligible businesses.  While more details are forthcoming, the government has indicated the following: If your business revenue has gone down by at least 30%, you will be eligible The number of employees you have will not be...

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Trudeau Announces Increased Wage Subsidy for Businesses

27 March 2020

March 27, 2020   Earlier today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Government of Canada will be dramatically boosting support for small businesses. The government will cover up to 75% of a small businesses’ payroll, offer interest-free loans, and waive GST remittances until June. This is a huge step up from the 10% wage subsidy announced last week.   Read the...

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