14 July 2022
AGF was notified by Lethbridge Police on July 13, 2022 that gymnastics coach, Mr. Jamie Ellacott, is charged with sexual assault and sexual interference.
As a result AGF has suspended Ellacott from all AGF and Gymnastics Canada (GymCan) activities pending further notice from the police investigation. Suspension from AGF/GymCan means that Ellacott cannot attend AGF/GymCan events or participate in any AGF/GymCan activities in any capacity, including but not limited to: as a coach, official, participant, board member or administrator.
AGF activities include, but are not limited to: competitions, training sessions, and practices at the national, provincial, and club level as well as any board related duties.
AGF has sent this community update to its affiliated members and to the co-owner of Lethbridge Gymnastics Academy where Ellacott has coached. AGF is committed to promoting and maintaining a safe, healthy, and inclusive sporting environment where all AGF members may participate in activities that are free from abuse, maltreatment, harassment, and discrimination.
We encourage all participants to report any form of maltreatment. As this matter is part of a police investigation, no further comments will be provided. For more information on our policies: https://abgym.ab.ca/Safe-Sport