Gymnastics Canada announces new program director - artistic gymnastics

Gymnastics Canada (GCG) is pleased to announce that Mr. Karl Balisch will be joining the GCG management team as the Program Director – Artistic Gymnastics.

Balisch has worked in a management capacity at all levels of the sport of gymnastics, including 5 years with Gymnastics Canada as the Program Director – Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (2000 -2005). Through his work experience, he has been exposed to the municipal, provincial, national and international sport communities and governing bodies. Balisch brings extensive experience, knowledge and understanding of the sport, passion and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

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2013 World Trampoline & Tumbling Championships on CBC

Don’t miss the CBC National broadcast of the 2013 World Trampoline & Tumbling Championships: Saturday November 23, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. (PST) on the CBC network.

CBC we will also be streaming the broadcast on

You will view some remarkable performances from our Canadian gymnasts, including a golden performance from Rosie MacLennan, 2013 World Champion.

CBC broadcast schedule

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WAGC: B.C. gymnasts win six medals!

The World Age Group Competitions wound up this weekend in Sofia, Bulgaria with B.C. gymnasts winning six medals.

Tamara O’Brien (TAG) won a gold medal in the girl's 17-18 tumbling event on Saturday.  O’Brien scored 31.3 points to finish first in a tie with Heather Cowell of Great Britain with both competitors awarded a gold medal. Silke Vermeulen of Belgium placed third with 31.0 points.

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2014 BC Gymnaestrada returns to Vancouver

PLAY Gymnastics BC and Britannia Gymnastics bring you the 2014 BC Gymnaestrada! The theme is musicals and the goal is fun!!!

Check out the event details!

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Eight B.C. trampoline gymnasts at World Age Group Competitions

Eight B.C. gymnasts will join 800 compeitors from 47 countries at the 22nd World Age Group Competitions (WAGC). The WAGC features competitions in trampoline, tumbling and double mini-trampoline begin at the Armeec Arena, in Sofia, Bulgaria from November 14-17.

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Samantha Smith and Tamara O'Brien win world silver medals

Canada won four medals at the 2013 World Trampoline Championships in Bulgaria including gold for Rosie MacLennan on trampoline. Two B.C. gymnasts helped Canada win team silver medals in trampoline and double mini trampoline.

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GymBC website updates - November 4-8

Here's what's new and updated on the GymBC website for November 4 - 8:

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Canadian women qualify for trampoline finals

Shaking off the effects of a crash landing about a week ago in training, Olympic champion Rosie MacLennan of Toronto led Canada to the women’s team final in Thursday’s qualification round at the world trampoline and tumbling championships.

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PacificSport Concussion Workshop - November 14


PacificSport Fraser Valley, in partnership with SportMed BC, is hosting a Concussion Management Workshop on November 14 at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The concussion management workshop is led by a certified sports medicine professional and shares the latest news and protocols on preventing, identifying and managing concussions. This is a workshop no parent, coach, athlete or recreation worker should miss out on!

*This course qualifies for 2.0 BCRPA Continuing Education Credits

Registration for the workshop is available online:

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Two B.C. gymnasts to compete at World Championships

Samantha SmithSamantha SmithSamantha Smith (Okangan Gymnastics) and Tamara O'Brien (TAG) join Olympic champion Rosie MacLennan at this year’s world trampoline and tumbling championships.

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Shallon Olsen to represent Canada in France

Omega's Shallon Olsen will represent Team Canada at the upcoming Gym Massilia in France.

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Maegan Chant, Kevin Lytwyn 5th in pairs event at Swiss Cup

Kevin Lytwyn (University of Calgary Gymnastics) and Maegan Chant (World Class Gymnastics) teamed up to place fifth on Sunday in a mixed pairs gymnastics competition at the Swiss Cup.

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GymBC website updates - October 28-November 1

Here's what's new and updated on the GymBC website for October 28-November 1:


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