GymBC Staffing Update - GFA Coordinator Aimee Kapil moving on

Gymnastics BC's GFA Coordinator, Aimee Kapil, has submitted her resignation from Gymnastics BC.  Aimee joined Gymnastics BC in September 2011 and since that time, she has led the Gymnastics for All portfolio with vision and determination.

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Show me the money!

So your club needs to raise money for a project. Maybe you want to replace your sprung floor, buy a new pommel, implement an athlete scholarship program or even completely renovate your facility.

You quickly realize that your project’s cost makes it impossible to achieve without financial support from donors or an outside group. You start the process of “finding money” and task a group of parents with fundraising. They develop their fundraising plan and strategy, begin to pound the pavement and shake every possible ‘money tree’ they can find.

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CWG: Seina Murase Cho leads first WAG trials


Seina Cho (Omega) led the field at the first trials for the women's artistic gymnastics team for the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Murase Cho scored 53.850 with Taylor Chan (TAG, 53.550) and Ilka Juk (Omega, 53.350) rounding out the top three all around.

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CWG: Steven Chaplin leads first MAG trials

Steven Chaplin (Twisters) led the field at the first trials for the men's artistic gymnastics team for the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Chaplin scored 76.050 as Cameron Stanley (Langley, 72.850) and Michael Sibley (Flicka, 72.500) rounded out the top three in the all around.

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Silver for Shallon Olsen at Massilia

Shallon Olsen (Omega) and Rose-Kaying Woo of La Prairie, Que., each won a silver medal while teammate Megan Roberts of Toronto just missed out on a bronze on the final day of competition Sunday at the Massilia gymnastics event.

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Results World Age Group competition

Competition ended yesterday at the 2014 World Age Group competition in Daytona Beach.B.C.'s top athlete was Kyle Carragher who finished in fifth in the 17-18 DMT finals.

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Gymnastics ~ A girl sport?

At Vancouver’s Baby and Family Fair, Gymnastics BC hosted a Try Gymnastics Zone. All kids were welcome to try some beginner gymnastics.  

Throughout the weekend, the Gymnastics BC staff overheard dads (AND moms) say that since their children were boys, they didn’t need any gymnastics info. At the same time, their boys were having lots of fun trying gymnastics!

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Aaron Mah signs with California Golden Bears

Head coach Brett McClure announced Wednesday that the California men's gymnastics team signed one recruit to a national letter of intent. Canadian junior national team gymnast Aaron Mah will join the Golden Bears in the fall of 2015 and brings with him a lot of high-level experience and promise.

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In memory - John Salmela

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of John Salmela on October 29.

John was an internationally recognized scholar and practitioner in the field of Sport Psychology. His research spanned the fields of talent identification in sport as well as the development of expertise both in performers as well as in coaches.

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Gymnastics to prevent and reduce risk of falling

    One in three older British Columbians experiences a fall each year.
  • Falls account for the largest proportion of all injury related deaths and hospitalizations among older persons in BC.
  • Injuries from falls account for 85% of all injuries to older persons.
  • And (as of 2005) cost the province $151 million annually in health costs with falls among older women accounting for 73% of the costs, or $131 million. (1)

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Top 8 for Samantha Smith and Tamara O'Brien

Samantha Smith (Okanagan) and Tamara O'Brien (TAG) both finished in eighth place at the 2014 world trampoline championships. The championships, held in Dayton Beach from November 7-9 were highlighted by silver medals by Rosie MacLennan in women's trampoline and synchronized trampoline with teammate Samantha Sendel.

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Understanding insurance and travel requirements

This week I want to share a few helpful tips regarding out of club activities, incident reporting as well team travel outside of B.C.

Also, we’ve made some updates to the insurance section of that we hope clarify some of the insurance details may have been confusing in the past.

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Why athletes should use social media

Olympic gold medalist Rosie MacClennan has over 14,000 followers on Twitter. With that many followers, it isn’t hard to imagine that she can raise awareness of her sport, her causes, her sponsors and herself.

But if you’re not an Olympic gold medalist does it matter what you Tweet or Like or post on Instagram? Yes!!

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