Vancouver, BC (September 28, 2023) Long-time Gymnastics BC (GymBC) staffer Debbie McBoyle has announced she will be stepping down from her role at the end of December. Debbie became a part of the Trampoline Gymnastics (TG) community in 1991 when it operated as an independent society under the guidance of a strongminded volunteer board of directors and a technical committee. In 2001, TG transitioned to become an integral part of GymBC.
In 2007, Debbie commenced her journey with GymBC as the TG Coordinator, initially working as an independent contractor. During the initial years, the role was part-time and seasonal, allowing for summers off. As the trampoline program expanded throughout the province, the position transformed into year-round employment, a change that took effect at the start of 2020.
Debbie has been a dedicated and passionate worker throughout her years with GymBC, giving tirelessly to the needs of the community and in particular, the developing athletes from around the province who aspired to achieve greatness. She has strived for fairness and accountability as she enthusiastically supports athletes, coaches and volunteers to reach their personal potential in the sport. Always a champion of trampoline and gymnastics in it is entirety, Debbie has been party to and part of every accomplishment BC has celebrated in trampoline since 1994.
“The personalized attention our members received is the thing I will miss most about Debbie. From a hello, working with new clubs such as myself, [and] personalized letters congratulating our successes,” states current TG Committee Chair, Megan Conway.
“Debbie has been my “go to” person, for more things than I can possibly list. For years she kept all of us on track, [and] for a tiny woman she is leaving very big shoes to fill,” states former TG Committee Chair, June Booth.
Outgoing CEO, Nigel Loring notes, “Debbie has been a rock for the trampoline gymnastics community in BC for a very long time and it will be difficult to imagine a season without her direct involvement. Not only within BC but across Canada, Debbie’s network of influence and many positive contributions will be truly missed.”
Debbie extends her heartfelt gratitude to her husband, Rob, for his unwavering support throughout the years. Over the coming weeks and months, please join GymBC in congratulating and recognizing Debbie for a job well done. Her role will have significant responsibilities to fulfill, and there is much work to do, but as Debbie often says, “there always is.” Thank you, Debbie, for all you’ve done and continue to do