COVID-19 Update

March 19, 2020
 
Further AGF Event Cancellations Effective Today 

In response to Alberta declaring a state of emergency, the Alberta Gymnastics Federation (AGF) in partnership with our local organizing committees (LOCs) and host venues, have made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of our provincial events as follows:

  • Artistic Provincial Championships | April 17 – 19
  • T&T Provincial Championships | April 24 – 26
  • Gymfest | April 25 – 26
  • Alberta Compulsory Championships | May 1 – 3

Please note that AGF is exploring alternative ways to select athletes for Canadian Championships should that event still take place.
 
Status of Western Canadian Championships and Canadian Championships
Western Canadian Championships (April 29 – May 3) have been cancelled: Gymnastics B.C. and Delta Gymnastics made the official announcement on March 18, 2020.
Canadian Championships (May 19 – 24) are still under review: On March 18, 2020, Gymnastics Canada issued a statement that they believe it is important to continue with plans to host this competition and are looking at options to postpone for up to 4 weeks. Given the fluidity of the current situation, they may need to re-assess that ‘window’ as the COVID-19 situation develops. View full GymCan update.
 
Clubs are Advised to Stay Closed Until Further Notice
AGF member clubs have done an outstanding job of taking proactive measures to help prevent further spread of COVID-19. All member clubs have voluntarily closed their gyms and adjusted programming to ensure full and timely compliance with provincial and federal government recommendations.
 
Due to the current state of emergency in Alberta, and upon recommendation from AGF’s insurance providers (Markel and Toole Peet), all AGF member clubs are strongly advised to keep their facilities closed and not resume gymnastics programming until further notice from AGF. Please be reminded that there is no coverage for members who fall ill due to COVID-19 as per Markel’s Contagion Exclusion.
 
AGF Staff Availability
To help slow the spread of COVID-19, most AGF staff are now working from home. Remote working procedures have been put in place to ensure the efficient operation of our office. All employees can be reached by email or phone from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. View AGF staff contact details.