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Your weekly resource for Gymnastics BC news, events, careers & more.
August 4th, 2021

News

GymBC Staff Update


Christine Ormerod started her new role as Technical Director this week after relocating from Ontario where she had most recently served as head coach at the Kawartha Gymnastics Club. Well-versed in day-to-day sport operations, program development and event management, Christine possesses excellent communication, service and organizational skills making for a great fit with GymBC’s goal of supporting clubs and aspiring gymnasts across the province. Christine is keen to engage with our diverse and dynamic community to develop great relations and partnerships among clubs, athletes, coaches, and volunteers.
 
One of Christine’s first priorities is to assess and align GymBC’s operational resources to best support our development programs throughout the province.  Working with input from staff and our technical committees, we expect to hire additional staff as we ramp up towards a full return to sport by the end of the first week in September. Planning for fall assemblies, AGMs and formalizing our annual competition schedules are all well underway. Calendar and program updates will be circulated as dates and locations are confirmed over the coming weeks.

Also, this week Keara Urquhart resumes her role as Gymnastic for All Manager. Keara had been on maternity leave since last summer and the GFA community is thrilled to have her back as we anticipate rapid growth for recreational gymnastics over the next several months.

GymBC is excited about Christine's start and Keara’s return with the organization. To contact Christine, please email cormerod@gymbc.org or td@gymbc.org. To contact Keara, please email kurquhart@gymbc.org or gfa@gymbc.org.

 

New Compulsory Code Clinics

There are two clinics currently on the calendar for the new compulsory code.

The clinic for zones 3-4-5 is currently open for registration to one representative per club in those zones. If there is space after Friday, August 6th, this course will be opened up to more registrants.

The clinic in Zone 2 is open to registrants from all zones, however it is free to zone to members and $150 for members outside of zone 2. If you are within zone 2 you can register by e-mailing Heather Ivanitz at heatherivanitzgym@gmail.com, and for all others visit the event page here!
 

2021 AGM Survey


We are excited to say that we will be able to hold our AGM in person this year provided COVID-19 restrictions remain the same or similar. 

We are looking forward to seeing you all in person for the first time in a long time! We would like to hear your thoughts so that we can organize the best event possible.

Please help us by answering this very short survey prior to Monday, August 9th. All feedback is appreciated!
 

2021 AGM Survey


The 2021 Virtual GFA Conference is fast approaching! Make sure to register before the deadline on August 12th. 

The full information package is available here. To view registration information for clubs and coaches- 2021 Virtual GFA Conference
 

Congratulations to Samantha Smith and Shallon Olsen on their Olympic Performances


GymBC would like to congratulate Sam on her 14th place finish on Trampoline in Tokyo. 

GymBC would also like to congratulate Shallon on her Vault Performance where she finished 7th with a score of 14.550.

For Olympic News from GymCAN, Click Here.
For Canadian Olympic news, Click Here.
 

Announcements

viaSport Events & Deadlines


Check out the viaSport Events Calendar for upcoming events and deadlines!

Vantage Point Education

Stay current with the latest techniques in not-for-profit leadership.

Check out upcoming Vantage Point learning opportunities!
Check out what's new on gymbc.org

Technical Updates

Gymnastics For All


GFA resources | Subscribe to GFA communications

Men's Artistic Gymnastics

MAG resources | Subscribe to MAG communications

Trampoline Gymnastics

TG resources | Subscribe to TG communications 

Women's Artistic Gymnastics

WAG resources | Subscribe to WAG communications 

For a full list of our upcoming events and courses, check out our events calendar!
See the full GBC calendar

Coaching & Judging Education

Want to host a Gymnastics BC course in your area? Contact Bobbie Worrall (bworrall@gymbc.org, 604-333-3495) to find out how.
The following coaching courses have been added to Gymnastics BC's calendar:

Foundations Artistic (Vancouver)
  • August 14th (Register by August 11th)
Foundations Introduction (Chilliwack)
  • August 21st (Register by August 15th)
Foundations Introduction (Prince Rupert) *new*
  • August 21st (Register by August 15th)
Foundations Artistic (Chilliwack)
  • August 22nd (Register by August 15th)
Foundations Artistic (Prince Rupert) *new*
  • August 22nd (Register by August 15th)
Foundations Active Start (Prince Rupert) *new*
  • August 23rd (Register by August 15th)
Recreational Parkour (Smithers) *new*
  • September 6-8 (Register by August 29th)
Foundations Trampoline (Kimberly) *new*
  • September 11th (Register by September 5th)
Foundations Introduction (Kimberly) *new*
  • September 18th (Register by September 12th)
Foundations Artistic (Kimberly) *new*
  • September 19th (Register by September 12th)

**If the course registration is closed, but we have not yet passed the registration deadline, it is because the course is full**

We will continue to add new courses throughout the province as quickly as possible! If your club wishes to host a course please make sure to fill out the survey which was sent directly to club contacts. 

If you have any questions about this course or coaching gymnastics in B.C., please contact us at coaching@gymbc.org or 604-333-3493.
 
Want to know when NCCP courses are added to our schedule? 
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Classifieds

Splitz Gymnastics is seeking a Team Leader New
Front Desk Receptionist (part time) New
Active Start / CanGym / Daytime Coaches New
WAG/DEVELOPMENTAL COACH New
Office Administrator/Registrar needed at Duncan Dynamics Gymnastics Club
Full time WAG/GFA coach needed in Duncan, BC
Gymnastics Coach- Recreational (Vancouver Phoenix Gymnastics) 
Women`s Artistic Gymnastics & Recreational Gymnastics Coaches 
Front Office Representative 
Looking for Equipment/floor rolls 
Competitive Coach Needed-Full Time Hours Available Between Competitive and Recreational! 
Recreational Coaches- Part Time 
WAG Competitive Coach 
Women`s Artistic Gymnastics Competitive Program Coach 
Gymnastics Coaches
Falcon Gymnastics
Assistant Coach- Kicking Horse Gymnastics Club 

View all Classifieds

Contact Us

Nigel Loring, CEO, ceo@gymbc.org 
Christine Ormerod, Technical Director, Cormerod@gymbc.org
MAG Coordinator td@gymbc.org 
Catherine Dubinsky, Member Services Manager / Bookkeeper, cdubinsky@gymbc.org
Nathan Kindrachuk, Safety Officer, nkindrachuk@gymbc.org
Keara Urquhart, GFA Manager, kurquhart@gymbc.org
Bobbie Worrall, Events Manager, and Coaching, bworrall@gymbc.org
Raine Haziza, Administrative Assistant, info@gymbc.org or communications@gymbc.org
WAG Coordinator, td@gymbc.org
Debbie McBoyle, TG Coordinator, dmcboyle@gymbc.org

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.
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