Gymnastics BC statement in response to charges against Dave Brubaker


For Immediate Release

Gymnastics BC reacts to charges against Dave Brubaker, Gymnastics Canada’s women’s national team director.

VANCOUVER, B.C.—December 18, 2017—Gymnastics BC is aware that Dave Brubaker, Gymnastics Canada’s women’s national team director, has been charged with multiple offenses.  Brubaker has been placed on administrative leave from Gymnastics Canada pending the outcome of the investigation. 
“We are saddened to learn of this situation,” said Gymnastics BC CEO, Brian Forrester. “As the governing body for the sport of Gymnastics in BC, the safety of children participating in our member clubs is the primary concern of our association.”

Through its policies, procedures and practices, Gymnastics BC implements a variety of measures to promote participant safety, such as requiring that all coaches working in Gymnastics BC member clubs complete Respect in Sport and Making Ethical Decisions training, as well as enforcing a comprehensive Police Record Check policy. The association continually works with its sport partners to ensure that its policies, procedures and practices promote safe and positive gymnastics experiences for all participants.

Gymnastics BC is actively taking additional measures to ensure its members participate in safe environments, with the principal aim of empowering its member clubs with the tools, knowledge and resources to protect children and youth from abuse. Working collaboratively with Gymnastics Canada, Canadian Centre for Child Protection and viaSport, Gymnastics BC is currently developing policies and province-wide initiatives that will be critical to driving change within the system.

Based in Vancouver, Gymnastics BC is the provincial governing body for the sport of gymnastics in British Columbia. Its mission is to provide, promote and guide a positive lifelong gymnastics experience. For more information about Gymnastics BC and its programs, please visit Gymnastics BC online at 

Vanessa Albert 
Gymnastics BC 
(B) (604) 333-3492 
(C) (604) 202-2143