Kitchener-Waterloo Gymnastics Club announced ‘Club of the Year’ and is set to host with the City of Waterloo the 2018 Canadian Championships in Artistic Gymnastics.
2017 Club of the Year
Drum roll please… At the annual Gymnastics Ontario banquet, KW Gymnastics was presented the Ed Brougham 2017 Club of the Year award for Large Clubs.
The award was created in honour of the late Ed Brougham, A former Gymnastics Ontario Board Member, President and Event Chair who worked tirelessly in a variety of roles.
KW Executive Director, Kellie Hinnells, is, “thrilled to receive such an award.” She stated, “good things happen to people who work hard and stay positive. This award would simply not be possible without the dedication from our board members, community partners, volunteers and the KWGC staff.”
Hosting the 2018 Canadian Championships in Artistic Gymnastics
Gymnastics Canada announced that the 2018 Canadian Championships will be hosted by KW Gymnastics, in partnership with the City of Waterloo. The competition will be held May 22 to 27th, 2018 at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex, a 3,500-seat arena. General admission seating will be available to the public for each day of competition. Family and weekly rates will also be available.
When news broke of the 2018 Canadian Championships being held in KW, social media was a buzz. The Mayor of Waterloo, Dave Jaworsky, tweeted, “Congrats KW Gym Club for bringing the 2018 Canadian Championships to our community! Proud to partner to host at [the] Rec Complex!”.
Kellie Hinnells, Executive Director of KW Gymnastics stated: “We are excited to be taking on this event with the City of Waterloo. Gymnastics is one of the most difficult sports and our athletes are one of the most fit. We can’t wait to welcome them to KW. We’re looking forward to May 2018.”
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Submitted by Amelia Grant