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2013 Gymfest Photos are up!

31 May 2013

Start spreading the news! Gymfest 2013 was a hit! With a Broadway theme as the inspiration, the coaches and athletes participated in a variety of workshops from clowning to costume and set design to choreography.Performances were fantastic! Many of the groups embraced the theme completely incorporating concepts from Broadway greats like Mary Poppins and Annie. All of the performances were creat...

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Burnett soars to seventh men’s trampoline title, Black wins three medals in women’s gymn

27 May 2013

OTTAWA -- Two-time Olympian Jason Burnett of Toronto soared to his seventh national trampoline title and Ellie Black of Halifax led the way in the women’s gymnastics on Saturday with three medals to cap a brilliant performance at the 2013 Canadian Gymnastics Championships. Burnett, fully recovered from a broken leg and other injuries that have hampered the 2008 Olympic silver medallist over...

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Team Alberta shines at the 2013 Canadian Championships

27 May 2013

Congratulations to all athletes, coaches and judges who went to the 2013 Canadian Championships held in Ottawa this past week, what a wonderful job you have done! Team Alberta’s three teams (WAG, MAG and T&T) performed exceptionally well this year.  Below are the highlights from this year’s competition:MAG: Brandon O’Neill – Senior – Ortona      BRONZE – Floor &nbs...

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Ottawa gymnast wins third straight national title at 2013 Canadian Championships

27 May 2013

OTTAWA -- Hometown favourite Sam Zakutney’s Olympic dreams got a big boost on Friday at the Canadian Gymnastics Championships. After charging into the lead on Wednesday in the Tyro class Zakutney kept up the pace on the second day to win the all around gold with a total score of 161.250 points. Anthony Tawfick of Mississauga, Ont., placed second with 160.650 points and Ryan Oehrlein of G...

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Highlights from yesterday’s competition at the 2013 Canadian Championships:

24 May 2013

Team Alberta did a wonderful job on yesterday's competition at the 2013 Canadian Championships, here are some of the hightlights: WAG National Open Team – Silver Medal Marisa Dyck (Capital City Gym Club) – National Open 16 + All Around – Gold Medal McKenize Ictush (Gymtastics) – National Open 16 + All Around – Bronze Medal MAG Conner Trepanier (Exelta) – Youth All Around – Bron...

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T&T athletes receive more medals for Team Alberta

24 May 2013

Team Alberta T&T athletes have done an outstanding job today, congratulations to the following athletes who received their National titles:Alexandra Potter (Thunder Country)     Women's National DMT – Silver MedalSydney Jeter (Airdrie Edge)     Women’s National DMT – Bronze MedalLauren Mackay (Calgary Gym Club)     Women’s Espoir DMT – Silver Med...

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Halifax gymnasts win double gold at Canadian championships

24 May 2013

OTTAWA -- Halifax gymnasts Hugh Smith and Ellie Black (Alta Gymnastics) struck double gold at the Canadian championships on Thursday winning the men’s and women’s senior all around around titles. For Smith, the victory came 15 years after winning his only other national all around title as a youngster in the Tyro class while Black’s first all around gold at the Canadian championship capped...

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Ottawa gymnast on target for second straight national title at Canadian Championships

23 May 2013

  OTTAWA -- Ottawa gymnast Sam Zakutney got off to a strong start in his bid for a second straight national title on Wednesday, topping the field in the Tyro age group on the first day of competition at the Canadian championships. Zakutney, 15, finished in the top three on all six apparatus, including a first in the floor exercise, for a total score of 85.050 points. Ryan Oehrlein o...

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Hofland, Olsen lead the way in women’s qualification at 2013 Canadian Gymnastics Championships

22 May 2013

OTTAWA -- Kaitlyn Hofland of Georgetown, Ont., (Futures) and Shallon Olsen of Vancouver (Omega) qualified first in women’s senior and junior artistic gymnastics events respectively on Tuesday at the Canadian Championships. The top competitors advanced to the all around and event finals later in the week. In rhythmic gymnastics Patricia Bezzoubenko of Toronto (Kalev) completed a gold medal...

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Registration for REC Retreat is open NOW

21 May 2013

The Alberta Gymnastics Federation and the Recreational Development Committee are hosting the 8th annual REC Retreat August 23-25, 2013 in Jasper, Alberta. The retreat is an educational opportunity for preschool/recreational coaches and coordinators that have completed their NCCP Level 1 Technical or Gymnastics Foundations Artistic/ Trampoline/ Active Start training, to increase their knowledge...

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