Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Casting Call for Kids


Here is a link to the Open Auditions for kids to be part of the Opening Ceremonies of the 2015 Pan American Games created by Cirque du Soleil.


Now's your chance to become a Cirque du Soleil performer (without having to Run Away to join the Circus!)

Sunday, December 28, 2014

2nd Ontario Cup Windsor

The 2nd Ontario Cup Tumbling competition will take place at the 
Winstars Gymnastics Training Centre 
(inside the Central Park Athletics building).
  Entre by the east sliding doors.
3400 Gran Marais Road East at Central Avenue, 
Windsor, ON, N8W 1W7

Please note that this is the first draft of the schedule.  
It will likely change closer to the date. Updates will be posted here.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Inside Halton Article on World Class OGC Tumblers

World Class Tumbler: Michael Chaves

To see a short article on the OGC Tumblers who participated in the 2014 World and World Age Championships in Daytona follow the link:


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Worlds & WAGs 2014 Daytona

Finally getting around to posting some photos from the 2014 World Championships and World Age Group Championships for Trampoline & Tumbling that were held in Daytona Beach, Florida in November. 

Cover of the 2014 World Trampoline & Tumbling Championships program.

The competition venue was beautiful and just a walk away from our hotel.

So strange to see a seahorse as a Christmas decoration.

Our accommodations was right on the beach, had a great pool but ... WIFI... we need WIFI!

Michael Chaves of the OGC was chosen to carry the flag in the opening ceremonies of the 2014 World Trampoline & Tumbling Championships.  This was Michael's first Senior World Championships.  

Here is a shot of our 
2014 Canadian Senior Tumbling Team:
Men: David Findlay (Burlington), Vincent Lavoie (Drummondville, QC), Jon Schwaiger (Burlington), Michael Chaves (Oakville), Bianca Zoonekynd (South Africa)

Women: Jordyn Sugrim (Burlington), Erin Templeton (Calgary), Emily Smith (Burlington)

Michael often forgets he is Canadian and goes to cheer with the and for the Portuguese.

Opening Ceremonies of the 2014 World Age Group Trampoline & Tumbling Championships.

Our Age Group Tumblers of Rylee Davison and Haven Swarts arrived to watch the Finals at the World Championships.  Michael placed 11th by scores but due to the two per country rule in Finals where they take top eight Michael was in the 9th place position and first alternate to go to the finals.  Congratulations to Michael on being the top placing Canadian Male tumbler at his first Worlds. 

Feels great to wear the Team Canada jacket.  

Rylee Davison competed in her first World Age Group Championships in the 8th position.  Here is Rylee and coach Don in the training gym prior to stepping out onto the floor for finals.  Rylee landed a bit short on her final pass remaining in the 8th overall spot.  Congratulations to Rylee on ranking 8th on the planet in the 13/14 Girls Tumbling division.

Haven Swarts moved up to the 15/16 Girls Tumbling division but at only 15 she was at a disadvantage trying to chase the more experienced 16 year olds.  Haven landed her passes putting her in 10th overall at her second World Age Group Championships.  

Riding the walkway in the airport on the way home.  Too many hours in an airport to get from Daytona to Toronto. From hotel to Toronto 15 hours.

The next World Championships will be held in Odense, Denmark in November of 2015.  
Good luck to all of our OGC Tumblers who have dreams of competing there.  Your preparation starts now!

To see all of Don's videos from the World Championships and World Age Group Championships go to his Youtube Channel.  

Monday, December 1, 2014

December Tumbling Schedule for OGC

Here is the December training schedule for the OGC Tumbling Program.  

Please note that there are lots of changes to the schedule.

Have a happy holiday season.

To see in a larger format click on the image.