Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Thursday, May 1st CHANGES

There are a few schedule changes for this Thursday, May 1st as Don and Niki have will be performing in the Joseph Brant Hospital Fashion Show Fundraiser.

Changes are as follows:

Developmental 2 - Don's girls will be training from 4:30 to 6:30pm (a half hour earlier than usual).

Provincial DC - Niki's group will be training from 4:30 to 6:30pm. Niki will make up the extra half hour with you on Tuesday, May 6th by adding a half hour to your regularly scheduled training.

National Group - there will be no training on Thursday, May 1st. A make up for this time will be Wednesday, April 30th from 7:00 to 9:00pm.

Sorry for the inconvenience. We do appreciate your cooperation.

Saucy's World is Coming Sunday

Just a reminder that Saucy's World is coming to finish up all tumbling suits this Sunday. If your suit is fine then you do not need to bring it. Please bring your suits and concerns between 12:00 and 1:30pm.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Tryouts have been RESCHEDULED. Agnes needs to have the groups earlier than June 11th so I have moved the Open Tryouts and the Call Back up.

OPEN TRYOUT: Is now Thursday, May 22nd from 5:15 to 7:15pm.

PROVINCIAL RE-TRYOUTS: Still Tuesday, May 27th from 4:30 to 6:30pm.

INTER-CLUB RE-TRYOUTS: Still Wednesday, May 28th from 4:30 to 6:30pm

CALL BACKS: Is now Thursday, May 29th from 6:30 to 7:30pm.

All Provincial and Inter Club tumblers presently in the program are required to attend the RE-TRYOUT session in order to be considered for re-acceptance back into the tumbling program for the 2008/2009 season.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Who is really in charge

Madame Agnes Jankura
Administrator Extraordinaire!

Hi everyone,

Saucey's World will be here Sunday, May 4th from 12-1:30pm to sort out any final gym suit alterations. If your child has any problems with theirsuit/shorts/singlet, please be here with the suit at that time so that proper alterations can be made. Please ensure you are present for this fitting for problems such as: undersuit that shows through, problems with the leg elastic, shorts that are too big in the thigh, etc.

Thank-you for your patience as we continue to make adjustments to the uniform.


Retro Summer Invitational Tumbling Competition

Please Register with Agnes in the OGC office.

We would like every single person in the OGC Tumbling Program to attend this competition as it is really fun and a great way to finish off the year.

Register NOW!!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Provincial Championships SCHEDULE

April Schedule REVISED

The revision is minor. Dave's groups are now set for while he is gone Judging at Elite Canada. As well the Provincial Schedule is up next. There WILL be training on Friday, April 25th before Provincials.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


OPEN TRYOUTS for the Tumbling Program will be Sunday, June 1st, 2008 from 2:30 to 4:30pm

Developmental Tumblers must RE-TRYOUT to get back into the program on Wednesday, May 28th from 4:30 to 6:30pm

Provincial Tumblers must RE-TRYOUT to get back into the program on Tuesday, May 27th from 4:30 to 6:30pm

CALL BACKS: Wednesday, June 11th from 7:00 to 8:00pm. Certain individuals will be invited for the Call Back in order assess their abilities along side several other potential tumblers.

On the day of the RE-TRYOUTS the assessment session will take the place of training on that day.

We will be publishing acceptance into the program Thursday, June 12th.

Summer Training

I have been trying to set a summer schedule but it has been extremely difficult to find something appropriate.

Usually we take the first two weeks of July off. Unfortunately this year we have a National Level competition the 2nd weekend in July. It is not a good idea to take the two weeks off prior to a National event so training will continue to run the first two weeks of July.

Don and Niki's groups will have the week of July 21st to 25th off. We will be taking our second week of holidays in October as this is the best down time in our season to do so. The week in October will be set at a time closer to October. All other weeks of July and August will have the regular summer schedule.

Dave's groups will be off the week of July 21st to 25th and the week of the 28th to the 1st of August.

As of yet I have not set groups for the next year. This obviously makes it difficult to figure out when you will have set breaks in the the summer schedule as it depends on your group.

We would like athletes to have a 50% attendance rate or better during the summer. My apologies to those who I had forcasted differnt break times. At this point know that we will definitely have class the first two weeks of July. You can plan holidays for the 3rd week of July. If we run into a situation where families need to be gone for family vacations on weeks when there is training we will be understanding.

I am still working on the staffing of our program, the scheduling and the group placements. Once I have settled on staff for next year then I will be able to proceed with the other two items.

Summer schedule will be similar to last summer: all afternoon and evening trainings. No mornings and no weekends. There will be split training for the group who will train mornings in the fall/winter. This means their training will be 'split' into two trainings on the same day.

NOTE: Please let us know if you do not plan to return to tumbling for the next season as we are holding tryouts for the program at the end of May and need to know if there will be any spaces opening up.

Niki & Don's Show

Niki and Don will be performing as part of the Teatro Splendido show at Carmen's Banquet Hall in Hamilton. The show is an interactive dinner theatre show that is family friendly. For more info check out

We would love to have you all come see the show.

We are the handbalancing act called 'Ieze' (like 'Ice').

Quinte Pic of the Meet

Hannah wins cutest photo of the meet!
Well scariest maybe!
Back away from the camera Jack!

Quinte Bay More Pics

Quinte Bay Meet Photos

We had a great time at the Quinte Bay Invitational Tumbling Competition. Way to go everyone! Hope you like the pics.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


Some of the Mock Meet photos of backhandsprings show ... well ... a lack of proper form.

Here is a backhandspring pic from a British girl at World Age Group Championships.

Notice the tight legs, body extension and she is moving fast!!!

Mock Meet Pics ... and more.

Mock Meet Pics ... and more ...

Mock Meet Pics More ...

Mock Meet Pics

Hi, I am just finally wading through the thousands of photos from the Mock Meet. I will endeavour to put together a DVD of OGC 2008 Photos for everyone at the end of the year. There are alot of great shots.

Here are some from the Mock Meet.

Thanks to all the volunteers that helped out with this event. We look forward to your support next year.