Tags: 5k, Charity Challenge, Gymnastics BC, Scotiabank
In just five weeks, the 2013 Scotiabank Half Marathon and 5k Charity Challenge takes place in Vancouver! There is still time to get your club registered and raise money.
Check out all of the details on the Gymnastics BC website including participating clubs, training plans and a welcome from 2000 and 2004 Olympian Kate Richardson.
Don’t miss out on this fun and unique fundraising opportunity for your club.
Tags: Charity Challenge, fundraising, Kate Richardson, Scotiabank 5k
Dear gymnasts and coaches,
I would like to welcome you to the wonderful world of running!
The almost 20 years that I spent training in gymnastics gave me so many things. I have countless amazing memories and learned so many invaluable lessons – time management, commitment and the value of hard work, to name a few. One of the most important things that I learned from my gymnastics career, though, is how to protect my body, and how to keep it strong and healthy.
As gymnasts, we do some pretty amazing things with our bodies. In order to do so, we need to make sure that they are strong and ready for the challenges that we put upon them. During my gymnastics career, I found that running was a valuable addition to my training, and was a good way to help keep my body strong and fit. I also discovered that it was a lot of fun! I loved getting outside and challenging my body in a different way.
Staying strong and healthy is not only important for succeeding in gymnastics, however – it is a skill that we can take with us for the rest of our lives. So even though I am now retired and can’t flip like I used to, I am still running!
I invite you all to give it a try at the Scotiabank 5km run/walk on June 23. Enjoy getting outside, supporting each other as a team, and challenging yourselves in a new way!
Best of luck!
2000 & 2004 Olympian and Runner for Life!
- For more details on the 2013 Scotiabank 5k run and how it can help your club raise funds, visit the event webpage.
- To register your club, contact Chantelle Judd (firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-333-3495)
Tags: Charity Challenge, fundraising, Gymnastics BC, Gymnastics Canada, Physical Literacy, Scotiabank 5k
2013 Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K
For the fourth year, Gymnastics BC and it member clubs are part of the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5k Charity Challenge in collaboration with Gymnastics Canada. Each year, we’ve raised over $10,000 to reinvest in our gymnastics communities.
Join us on June 23, as our team laces up their shoes once again in support of gymnastics, physical literacy and active children!
Why should my club take part in 5k Charity Challenge?
All Gymnastics BC member clubs are invited and encouraged to join the run. Why?
- Easy online fundraiser – nothing to sell and nothing to deliver or distribute from your club
- Official tax receipts issued by Gymnastics Canada are emailed to donors for online donations of $25 or more.
- Great way to show that gymnasts are physically literate beyond the gymnastics floor!!
- The only cost is to register your runners for the event ($33.60 for the 5k and $67.20 for the half-marathon, may very slightly as we get closer to the event).
- Some of our past participating clubs have accessed $5,000 in support from Gymnastics Canada! What will be YOUR goal???
- Be part of a provincial event in support of gymnastics, outside of the gym!
What happens to the money my club raises?
As a Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association (RCAA), Gymnastics Canada has the ability to issue official tax receipts for donation it receives through fundraising initiatives such as the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.
The Vancouver Scotiabank Charity Challenge fundraising initiative is governed by the GCG fundraising policy, which requires clubs fundraising on behalf of Gymnastics Canada to abide by the policy principles and process.
As part of the process, your club will first have to apply to fundraise on behalf of GCG and then apply to access funds that were raised through the Vancouver run in June. This process ensures that Gymnastics Canada is respecting the rules and regulations of Revenue Canada for RCAA.
So, when and where?
- Date: June 23
- Time: 7:30 a.m. (half marathon) and 9:30 a.m. (5k)
- Location: UBC (half marathon start) and Stanley Park (half marathon end and 5k), Vancouver
Isn’t this just for clubs in the Lower Mainland? Traveling to Vancouver is expensive and we’re trying to raise money!
Yes, traveling to Vancouver can be expensive. Remember though, it only takes one runner to be part of the event!
- That could be a former member who is living in the Lower Mainland.
- Or maybe there are members who have family and friends living in the Lower Mainland.
- Is a club member already planning a trip to Vancouver that weekend who will run on behalf of your club.
- There are definitely options and ideas to have every club in B.C. use this event as a fundraiser! Don’t let geography stop you from being part of this great event!!
So we’re ready to run, how do we get going???
Participation and registration details will soon be available. In the meantime, start organizing your runner(s) and putting together your fundraising strategy.
Every club that registers for the charity challenge will receive support from Gymnastics BC and Gymnastics Community:
- Posters to put up in your club and community
- Media release template
- Fundraising thermometer to measure your progress
- 5k training program
- Opportunity to promote your club with brochures etc at the gymnastics booth at the finish line
- Promotion through Gymnastics BC’s various communications
- Support from our office to answer your questions
This sounds like fun, sign us up! Or I’ve got a few questions…
Contact Chantelle Judd at GBC – 604-333-3498 or email@example.com to register your club’s intent to participate or ask your questions!
Tags: BC Government, budget, Funding, Gymnastics BC, viaSport
[from viaSport] We are extremely pleased to announce the B.C. Government’s commitment to continue the Sports and Arts Legacy fund, as determined in the 2013-14 Provincial Budget presentation yesterday. The BC Government has recognized the positive results demonstrated by the sport sector as a result of the Fund, originally allocated in Budget 2010, and has announced a continuation of the annual $10 million in funding for sport groups over the next three years.
You are invited to join Assistant Deputy Minister David Galbraith, Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and viaSport British Columbia for an update and review of the 2013-14 Provincial Budget.
Invited: All PSOs, MSOs and publicly funded sport organizations
Date: Thursday, February 21
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Location: 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver BC (Multi-purpose Room #4)
David will provide an overview of the budget’s projected impact on the sport sector on behalf of the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and what it means for us moving forward. Don’t miss the opportunity to get your questions answered.
Webcast option: To join this meeting remotely, please visit viaSport.ca to watch live. Viewers will be able to text questions or comments at 604-418-3157.
Tags: Donation, Donor, Futures, Gymnastics BC, Scholarships
Since 2006, Gymnastics BC has awarded nearly $10,000 in scholarships to 19 registered Gymnastics BC athletes. All of these recipients are remarkable young adults with outstanding accomplishments, both in and out of the classroom.
Each year, the selection committee is faced with the difficult decision of choosing among several students who excel in gymnastics, academically and within their community.
For 2012, Gymnastics BC has committed to four scholarships, in reflection of the quality of our student-athletes. With your donation, we can increase the support provided to our exceptional members.
With rising tuition costs, and reduced government funding, the Gymnastics BC scholarships help our athletes achieve the future of their dreams.
How You Can Help Their Futures
One way you can help build futures is by contributing to the Gymnastics BC Scholarship Fund and directly to the futures of these young athletes. Your donation ensures that this program continues and grows to meet their needs.