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Why is competition in youth sport bad?

Kids playing baseball

 

It's Not!

Competitive sport might not be appropriate for all kids, but I feel strongly that it helps to build strong, confident and well-balanced children. Children who are better prepared for the trials and tribulations they will face in life.


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Taking a stand against bullying

In many of my blog posts, I try to provide helpful information or how-tos. Today’s post is different. This post is a simple statement about a topic very important to me.

Bullying is unacceptable!


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Traffic is a bit like life

Vancouver traffic picture

Living in the lower mainland and choosing to drive means that traffic is unavoidable. A typical day can take me 45 to 90 minutes to get to or from work. There are many factors influencing how long I’m in my car, and most of them are out of my control.

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More communication and less conflict

I have a belief. No, that isn’t my attempt at a Martin Luther King “I have a dream” moment, it’s much simpler and one you’ve probably heard many times. But, I do feel it’s worth sharing, if only as a reminder.

I believe open and clear communication is the single most effective way to resolve conflict. But my belief goes deeper; I think communication is the best way to avoid conflict.

 

 

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Expectations of good customer service

Apparently I drive my wife a little bit crazy.  Some of my quirks or oddities that I display on occasion, I think she loves me because of. But there’s one that I think she loves me in spite of, and that’s my expectation of customer service.


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A season for gratitude

At this time of year we tend to reflect on what we’re grateful for. My Facebook feed certainly has shown its fair share of gratitude over the past few weeks!

As I’ve read all of the amazing things that my friends, family and acquaintances are grateful for, I’ve noticed one aspect of their lives is noticeably missing.


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Membership fee versus insurance fee

Particularly around registration deadline dates, I hear Gymnastics BC member fees referred to as ‘GBC insurance’.

To be fair it’s not that many people and I don’t get the impression that it’s a judgement of Gymnastics BC or what we do as organization. Rather I think it’s simply a statement of what is felt to be the most relevant service that GymBC provides as part of annual membership fees.


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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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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 gymbc.org that we hope clarify some of the insurance details may have been confusing in the past.


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A great weekend and an exciting future!!

It’s a really exciting time at Gymnastics BC! And after this weekend I can’t help but feel energized about what the future holds!

This weekend was action packed with the inaugural Gymnastics BC Business Congress, our GBC Awards Reception and the Annual General Meeting.


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Welcome to my CEO blog

New way to keep in touch with our members


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