gymnastics

Kelowna’s Parkinson Recreation Centre. (Photo/City of Kelowna)

Kelowna’s Parkinson Rec Centre closing for annual maintenance

Annual maintenance closures are necessary to maintain a clean and safe facility

 

Okanagan Centre Gymnastics trampoline team attended Canadian Championships in Calgary Jul. 20-24. (Photo/Okanagan Centre Gymnastics)

Okanagan Gymnastics Centre back on national stage

Okanagan Gymnastics Centre had six athletes attend the Canadian championships

 

Capital News was given a backstage tour of the travelling Cirque du Soleil show OVO in June 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Insects crawling through Kelowna for Cirque du Soleil’s OVO

The group will perform 7 shows at Prospera Place

 

Okanagan Gymnastics trampoline team had six podium finishes at the Western Canada Cup from June 3-5. (Photo contributed)

Okanagan Gymnastics team bounce and tumble to tournament success

Western Canada Cup brings together best trampoline, tumbling athletes in B.C., Alta. Sask. and Man.

Okanagan Gymnastics trampoline team had six podium finishes at the Western Canada Cup from June 3-5. (Photo contributed)
Contortionist Ariunsanaa Baata showed off her skills ahead of Cirque du Soleil’s OVO performances at Prospera Place June 9-12, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

OVO by Cirque du Soleil crawling into Kelowna

The insect-inspired show has 52 performers

Contortionist Ariunsanaa Baata showed off her skills ahead of Cirque du Soleil’s OVO performances at Prospera Place June 9-12, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Sasha Hackman from Vernon’s North Valley Gymnastics Society was among the medal winners from the club that competed at the Grizzly Invitational meet May 13-15 in Kelowna. (Contributed)

Vernon gymnasts shine in Kelowna

North Valley Society sends 20 members to three-day invitational meet and put up impressive results

Sasha Hackman from Vernon’s North Valley Gymnastics Society was among the medal winners from the club that competed at the Grizzly Invitational meet May 13-15 in Kelowna. (Contributed)
The North Valley Gymnastics Society of Vernon, which lost its 31st Street facility to an Oct. 31, 2021 fire, has been given a temporary home at the former Whitevale Elementary School gym beginning July 1. (Contributed)

Vernon School District vaults gymnastics club into new home

Vernon school district offers North Valley Gymnastics former Whitevale Elementary gym to society

The North Valley Gymnastics Society of Vernon, which lost its 31st Street facility to an Oct. 31, 2021 fire, has been given a temporary home at the former Whitevale Elementary School gym beginning July 1. (Contributed)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
(Photo/Okanagan Gymnastics)

Okanagan trampoline team bounces to podium at B.C. Championships

The team won 14 medals at the recent competition in Surrey

(Photo/Okanagan Gymnastics)
FILE – Ian Moss, CEO of Gymnastics Canada speaks with reporters outside the courthouse in Sarnia, Ont. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Spowart

Canadian gymnasts calling for investigation into abusive practices, toxic culture

In a letter, athletes said that the fear of retribution has prevented them from speaking out for nearly a decade

FILE – Ian Moss, CEO of Gymnastics Canada speaks with reporters outside the courthouse in Sarnia, Ont. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Spowart
North Valley Gymnastics lost its Vernon facility to a fire on Oct. 31, 2021. (North Valley Gymnastics/Facebook)

Vernon gymnastics club desperate for home following fire

North Valley Gymnastics is hoping to find a space to restart its recreation program

North Valley Gymnastics lost its Vernon facility to a fire on Oct. 31, 2021. (North Valley Gymnastics/Facebook)
North Valley Gymnastics Society teammates Nicole Sjoberg (left) and Neala Hackman hope to compete at home in the BC Winter Games in February, hosted in Greater Vernon. (Contributor)

Vernon gymnasts aiming for BC Games berths at home

Nicole Sjoberg and Neala Hackman have overcome gym closures and gym fires in their training plans

North Valley Gymnastics Society teammates Nicole Sjoberg (left) and Neala Hackman hope to compete at home in the BC Winter Games in February, hosted in Greater Vernon. (Contributor)
The Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics Club is turning to the public to help raise its roof at its private facility on a Vernon farm to meet new stands in the sport. (Contributed)

Raising roof vital for Vernon rhythmic gymnastics club

New rules in sport require higher apparatus tosses; club can’t do it at current roof maximum

The Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics Club is turning to the public to help raise its roof at its private facility on a Vernon farm to meet new stands in the sport. (Contributed)
Three members of Vernon council have donated to a new fund created to help Vernon’s North Valley Gymnastics Society which lost its facility on 31st Street to a fire Oct. 31. Close to 500 kids had signed up for classes prior to the blaze. (Morning Star - file photo)

Trio of Vernon councillors flip for gymnastics club after fire

Mund, Gares and Fehr each donate $100 to support fund for North Valley Gymnastics, which lost facility to fire

Three members of Vernon council have donated to a new fund created to help Vernon’s North Valley Gymnastics Society which lost its facility on 31st Street to a fire Oct. 31. Close to 500 kids had signed up for classes prior to the blaze. (Morning Star - file photo)
Madeline Sellars (from left), Gracie Cox, Elle Dockendorff, Noelle Brierley, Ashlyn Andreotti, and Halle Moger, members of Vernon’s Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics club, had terrific showings at a national event in Richmond. (Contributed)

Vernon rhythmic gymnasts dazzle national judges

Team members compete in Richmond with judges watching performances virtually

Madeline Sellars (from left), Gracie Cox, Elle Dockendorff, Noelle Brierley, Ashlyn Andreotti, and Halle Moger, members of Vernon’s Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics club, had terrific showings at a national event in Richmond. (Contributed)
Naomi Osaka, of Japan, reacts after losing a point to Marketa Vondrousova, of the Czech Republic, during the third round of the tennis competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Rough day for stars Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka at Olympics

Some July 27 highlights from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Naomi Osaka, of Japan, reacts after losing a point to Marketa Vondrousova, of the Czech Republic, during the third round of the tennis competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Kelowna’s Lucia Jakab competes at 2019 Elite Canada in women’s artistic gymnastics at the Centre sportif de Gatineau in Quebec. (Photo: Antoine Saito/GymCan)

Kelowna gymnastics star grabs exclusive spot in Canadian High Performance Program

Okanagan Gymnastics Centre’s Lucia Jakab is one of 28 women in Canada to qualify

Kelowna’s Lucia Jakab competes at 2019 Elite Canada in women’s artistic gymnastics at the Centre sportif de Gatineau in Quebec. (Photo: Antoine Saito/GymCan)