Waterloo, Ont., Canada, October 18, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Gymnastics Canada has announced that the 2018 Canadian Championships in Artistic Gymnastics will be hosted by the Kitchener-Waterloo Gymnastics Club and the City of Waterloo from May 22-27, 2018.
Over the six days of the event, more than 300 male and female athletes from age ten to Canadian national team members, will represent clubs from all over Canada. The men will compete in six disciplines including floor, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars, and the horizontal bar, while the women will compete in four disciplines including vault, uneven bars, beam, and floor. All of the competitions will be held at the 3,500-seat Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex Arena and general admission tickets will be available to the public.
Peter Nicol, President/CEO of Gymnastics Canada stated, "We're delighted to see the 2018 Canadian Championships in Artistic Gymnastics being hosted by the City of Waterloo and the K-W Gymnastics Club. Hosting a Canadian Championships on this scale is a major undertaking and we're looking forward to working with all our partners to put gymnastics in the spotlight like it's never been before. Canadians of all ages will have the chance to witness first-hand one of the world's most enduring and compelling sports."
“The City of Waterloo is thrilled to be hosting the highest levels of artistic gymnastics in Canada and we hope that people will come out to see our current and future Canadian stars,” said the Mayor for the City of Waterloo, Dave Jaworsky.
About Gymnastics Canada
First established in 1969, Gymnastics Canada is the national governing body for the sport of gymnastics in Canada. Gymnastics Canada works closely with the twelve Provincial Federations and the 700 local clubs to provide a broad range of programs and services to meet the needs of all participants. From athlete development, to coaching and judging education, Gymnastics Canada sets the operating standards and practices for the sport in Canada. Our mandate is to promote and provide positive and diverse gymnastics experience through the delivery of quality and safe gymnastics programming. Visit www.gymcan.org for more information, or follow us @CDNgymnastics.
AboutCity of Waterloo
The City of Waterloo is located in the heart of Canada's Technology Triangle, in the Region of Waterloo. Within our 64 square kilometres of land area lives a diverse population of 134,600 who contribute to our vibrant culture, and is a community in The Region of Waterloo with a population of 535,00. We are a dynamic urban municipality in southwestern Ontario with a strong cultural and economic base. Renowned post-secondary institutions, global think tanks and major employers call Waterloo home. The quality of life here is enhanced by our arts, culture and heritage scenes, recreation opportunities, parks and trails, facilities, programs, services and more. Waterloo is a great place to live, work, learn and play. Visit http://www.waterloo.ca/ for more information.
About K-W Gymnastics Clu
Established in 1965, K-W Gymnastics Club has been servicing the Kitchener-Waterloo community for over 50 years. It is the 2017 Gymnastics Ontario Club of the Year. Under the guidance of knowledgeable coaching and administrative staff, the gymnastics club has successfully produced quality athletes, promoting the success of all individuals both inside and outside of the gym. Visit www.kwgymnastics.ca for more information, or follow us @kwgymclub.