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2016 Coach Appreciation Week

2016 Coach Appreciation Week

National Coaches Week (Sept 17 – 25, 2016) is a time to celebrate the positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach.Host your own National Coaches Week event! Recognizing coaches is easy, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to make a lasting impact. AGF... more

Appointment of Kim Shore

On behalf of the AGF Board of Directors I would like announce the appointment of Kim Shore to a one year term on the Federation’s Board.  Kim’s involvement will begin immediately and she will be attending the September Board meeting in Leduc. Kim, brings a wealth of gymnastics experience and knowledge to the Board, as she was previously an athlete in the sport and is currently involve... more

Burnett places 14th in men’s trampoline competition in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRA (August 13, 2016) – Jason Burnett of Toronto, ON laid down two solid routines during the men’s trampoline competition in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday but it wasn’t enough to advance to the finals, leaving him in 14th place overall.Read More. more

MacLennan makes history – defends trampoline gold medal in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRA (August 12, 2016) – History was made at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games today, as Rosie MacLennan from King City, ON became the first ever trampoline athlete to defend her Olympic title.  She also becomes the first Canadian Summer Olympian in any discipline to win back-to-back gold medals.Read More. more

Black finishes historic 5th in all-around final at Rio Olympic Games

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRA (August 11, 2016) – Ellie Black of Halifax, NS finished her Rio 2016 Olympic Games on a high note, finishing 5th place overall in the all-around final, Canada's best-ever result in the event at the Olympic Games. The previous best Canadian result was a 13th place in the 1984 Olympic Games by Bonnie Wittmeier.Read More. more

2016 AGF Annual Awards Gala calls for Award Nomination - One weeks left to get your nomination in

Attention! Only one week left to get your nominations in! Completed nominations for the Coach of the Year, Lifetime Membership and Scott Whiteside Award are to be received in the AGF office by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. Any submissions or portions thereof received after the deadline will not be considered.We ask that all AGF Member Clubs in good standing take an active role in the... more

Black and Onyhsko qualify for women’s all-around final while team does not advance

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRA (August 7, 2016) – Isabela Onyshko of Brandon, MB and Ellie Black of Halifax, NS led team Canada to a 9th place finish in the qualification round of women’s artistic gymnastics Sunday in Rio de Janeiro, narrowly missing advancing to the team finals. Both did advance to the individual all-around final finishing 10th and 13th respectively. Read More more

Scott Morgan kicks off Olympic gymnastics competition in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRA (August 6, 2016) – North Vancouver, BC’s Scott Morgan knew he had a tough fight ahead of him at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro today -- starting first, in the first subdivision, in the first rotation, on his best event – floor. Despite no obvious errors, he scored a 14.966 which put him in 18th position, and out of the apparatus finals.Read More more

GCG update on Religious Attire

MEMORANDUM To: PTO’S From: Mary DeGrasse Date: July 21, 2016 Subject: Religious Attire Click below to download GCG Memo: Religious Attire July 21, 2016   PreambleIn recent months, clarification has been requested with regards to GCG policy on religious attire in a gymnastics setting.As a guiding principal and as outlined in Gymnastics C... more