About Us

Gymnastics BC is the provincial sport organization responsible for the governance, promotion and development of gymnastics in British Columbia.  Established in 1969 as a non-profit association, GBC provides support and services to its member clubs.


Gymnastics BC is the fourth largest provincial sport organization (PSO) in B.C. and the third largest gymnastics PSO in Canada.

The association is membership based with a Board of Directors led by a membership elected president and vice-president.  It has three standing committees and four technical committees.

What does Gymnastics BC do?

Gymnastics BC services the B.C. gymnastics community in many ways.  As the provincial body, Gymnastics BC delivers many competitive and recreational programs and services for our members, the athletes and the gymnastics community.

Download the "What We Do" factsheet 

How is Gymnastics BC funded?

Gymnastics BC is primarily funded through member fees and grants from the Government of BC. Additional funding comes from sponsorship, donations and other private and public sector grants.

Member fees are received by gymnastics clubs as part of their annual registration as full member clubs. Each club then submits individual member fees for all of their participants. Other fees are collected for participation in GBC events and competitions and sanctioning of club invitationals.

Gymnastics BC is fortunate to receive funding through a number of Provincial Government Grants which it applies for annually. Grants are applied to various Gymnastics BC programs and focus on generating increased participation, coach development, high performance athlete support and the supporting of communities hosting events.

More about us:

Association Profile

Primary activities:

  1. Participation Development
  2. Athlete/ Leadership Development
  3. Membership Development
  4. Services and Resources

Our mission:

Positive and diverse gymnastics experiences for province wide participation at all levels.

Our vision:

A provincial leader in the delivery of quality foundational and high performance programs and services that foster lifelong sport participation.

Our values:

Excellence - We conduct our activities at the highest possible standards.

Leadership - We are recognized as an organizational leader within the British Columbia sport community and Canadian gymnastics community.

Transparency - We disclose information, opportunities and decisions in a clear, open and accessible manner.

Ethical - We ensure a safe environment for all gymnastics participants, encourage fair play and adherence to the spirit of the rules.

Professional - We establish and pursue educational opportunities that will allow our gymnastics community to grow and prosper.

People - We recognize, support and celebrate the contributions and successes of our athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, club members and staff.

Founded: 1969

Chair: Twyla Ryan, Cranbrook, BC, chair@gymbc.org

Board of Directors: ten directors

Provincial Advisory Committee: eight zone directors

Chief Executive Officer: Brian Forrester, 604-333-3490, bforrester@gymbc.org

Office: 268-828 West 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1E2

Member organizations:

75 full member clubs
250 associate members

Participants (approximate numbers):

42,500 recreational gymnasts
2,150 competitive gymnasts
1,250 coaches
100 judges

Annual budget: $2.1 million (approximately)

Staff:

Full-time: seven (as of September 2017)
Part-time: six (as of September 2017)

Contact

Chantelle Judd, Administrative & Events Coordinator, 604-333-3495, cjudd@gymbc.org

Brian Forrester, CEO, 604-333-3490, bforrester@gymbc.org





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