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Chinook performance

Chinook Rhythmique Gymnastic Club was asked to perform for the 75th Anniversary of Alberta Credit Unions last week. The event was centered around the idea of growth and green. The girls did a routine around the 'metal trees' on 8 ave downtown to conveying the idea that green makes everything more beautiful.


Alpha at the US National Gymfest

Alpha Rhythmic Gymnastics and The Sprites Special Olympics Rhythmic Gymnastics team went to the US National Gymfest and competition at Universal Studios, California. Team Alpha received a BRONZE medal and trophy in the international competition. The international judge from Sweden stated that the Alpha routine was not only great, but captured the true... essence of Gymnastics for All.. The Sprites received two standing ovations, won a SILVER medal and overwhelming, positive comments. Head Coach, Sonya Golly Jahn said, "I looked over at the parents and was so thankful that I was not alone in my tears!!!! So love what I do !!! And the gymnasts we work with!!!"


Arabesque in the news

It is always great to have rhythmic gymnastics in the News. Arabesque managed to get their gymnasts and program onto the Deveon Dispath 2 weeks in a roll. Do share your stories and photos via your local news, our facebook, or send it to the office to be posted here.


Arabesque in the news

It is always great to have rhythmic gymnastics in the News. Arabesque managed to get their gymnasts and program onto the Deveon Dispath 2 weeks in a roll. Do share your stories and photos via your local news, our facebook, or send it to the office to be posted here.


Team Alberta at Western Regionals


Rhythmics West team in Calgary

Rhythmics West team photo for Gymnastrada


Royal Glenora Rhythmicana boys team in Vancouver

Thanks to Mario Lam and his gym for hosting the Back to Basics Martial Gymnastics competition in Vancouver. Royal Glenora Rhythmicana took their Martial Gym team of boys to participate and had a great time. Congrats to everyone and thanks to the Vancouver organizing committee for a great event.


Chinook girls in Budapest


Arabesque Rhythmics Fun Meet

News coverage of the fun meet hosted by Arabesque Rhythmics. Please click for full article


Festival of Trees

Capital City Gymnastics Club (CCGC) rhythmic gymnasts in the Edmonton Examiner - January 11 2012


Rhythmicana/Royal Glenora Gymnastics Club Winter Show!


Alpha Winterfest!

Congratulations to all the gymnasts who participated in the Alpha Winterfest.


Excellence Award for Bree and Hannah!

Congratulations to Bree Chelle and Hannah Parry on the receipt of the City of Edmonton Salute to Excellence Award as Team Canada bronze medalists at the Montreal International Invitational


Capital City Gymnastics Club!

Capital City Gymnastics Club - The start of a new season - Recreational Rhythmic Gymnasts from 8-13 years.


Sports Day in Canada!

Katie and Diane with other Percy Page Staff celebrating Jersey Day in Canada. Welcome back Katie!


Congratulations to Team Alberta

Please send more photos of the 2011 Canadian Individual Championships in Montreal this past weekend


GCG Awards

Long Term Service Awards went to Olga Khabarova, Natasha Pavlovic and Cassandra Chau at the recent Gymnastics Canada awards dinner in Ottawa. They join many other Albertans who have been honoured for their contribution to Gymnastics Canada as volunteers, leaders, meet directors, coaches, judges, and course conductors.


Arabesque Rythmics off to a great start

In its second year of operation, Devon gymnastics club Arabesque Rythmics is already churning out some of Alberta's best young gymnasts. Click here for full article from Devon Dispatch News.


Alpha at the Oil Kings game

Check out these pictures from the Oil Kings Play-Off Game performance by Alpha Rhythmic Gymnastics. The Oil Kings didn't do too well against the Red Deer Rebels but the performance was a hit on the Jumbo-tron! Congrats to the coaches and performers.


"Time to Shine" in Alberta

Thanks to Shaunna Cline and the Red Deer Rhythmic Gymnastics Club for hosting the "Time to Shine" competition! It was fun!!.


Chinook in BC

Chinook gymnasts enjoyed a weekend at Camille Marten's gym in Vernon and did very well at the competition. Congratulations to Marina, Nina, Jenia, and Nicole.


Mall Demo in Edmonton

Thank you to Connie from the Capital City Gym club for sending us these great photos at the Londonderry Mall.


Great start for 2011

Canada's Team A won Bronze at the Montreal International Invitational. They were competing against athletes from 10 countries and three continents, including Team Gold medalists from the USA and Team Silver medalists from Finland. Fellow competitors included Albertans Marina, Nina, and Liza from Chinook Rhythmique and Anasatasia from Edmonton Rhythmics.


Alpha Winterfest


Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees saw lots of rhythmic gymnasts performing for crowds of people in Edmonton. All the Edmonton clubs generally participate in this annual event.


Alberta team in Belgium.

Congratulations to our Alberta team at Happy Cup in Belgium. It was an incredible competition for Bree Chelle, Amanda Greenwell and Hannah Parry, who competed against gymnasts from throughout Europe, including Russia, Ukraine and Bulgaria. Special recognition goes to Hannah who finished 7th in the Ribbon final.


Flexibility Workshop with Alixa Sutton

Deadline for registration is December 8. A maximum of 12 athletes per class are allowed, and will be assigned by flexibility level. Athletes will be informed as to which time block they will be assigned. Coaches are welcome to attend for the full day on December 28 in Calgary and December 30 in Edmonton. Coaches who are interested may also attend the Edmonton Children's Dance Theatre workshop on December 29th, and should contact Lee Porta directly to reserve a place. ( The session on the 29th will focus entirely on dancers and dance flexibility. Thanks to Lee and to Dance Theatre for the opportunity to partner with them and use their facility for the Rhythmic Gymnastics Alberta day in Edmonton. Click here for registration form.


Rhythmics West at National Gymnaestrada


Enthusiastic crowds applaud performances by Red Deer Rhythmic Gymnastics

Taken from article by Stacy O'Brien - Red Deer Advocate
This year, CentreFest had a number of local performers, including the Red Deer Rhythmic Gymnastics Club.
Stephanie Fleming, 16, of Red Deer, performed with a group of other young women. Dressed in vibrant green costumes with decorations in their hair and painted faces, they looked like a group of fairies, showing off acrobatic and dance moves, while incorporating hula hoops, ribbons, ropes and even a ball into their routine.
Fleming has been doing gymnastics since she was four, but the group worked on the routine for just two weeks before trying it out on the Red Deer audience.
"I always seem to do better in front of crowds, especially when they are clapping," Fleming said.
CentreFest Festival Director Randy Butler estimated that the event drew around 13,000 people on Saturday and they were hoping for another 7,000 to 8,000 people to take part on Sunday. CentreFest is put on with the help of more than 50 volunteers and is supported by the Red Deer Downtown Business Association.


Welcome to Lauren Wig

We are pleased to announce that Lauren Wig will be working at the RGA offices for the summer as the Program Assistant. We are looking forward to having Lauren take over some of Katie's responsibilities while Katie enjoys the start of her maternity leave.


Congratulations and Best Wishes

Congratulations and Best Wishes to Katie and Kenny on the birth of Eliana Nicole Wurtak. She was born on June 14, 2010, and weighed in at five pounds, 14 ounces.


Canadian National Team

Congratulations to Bree and Hannah for making the national team 2010!

1. Maria Kitkarska
2. Lourenca Agla
3. Katrina Cameron
4. Kaitlyn James
5. Christy Cheng
6. Hannah Parry
7. Valerie Passechnyy
8. Annabelle Kovacs
9. Patricia Bezzoubenko - Alexandra Fomina
10. Victoria Podollan
1. Mariam Chamilova
2. Nerissa Mo
3. Demetra Mantcheva
4. Alexandra Martincek
5. Jessica Ho
6. Anastasiya Muntyanu
7. Natalie Steshenko
8. Clara Bernier
9. Bree Chelle
10. Lidiya Misyura
Katrina Cameron
Melodie Omidi
Angelika Reznik
Victoria Reznik

Rose Cossar
Karah Klodt
Alexandra Landry
Alexandra Lukashova
Kelsey Titmarsh
Danielle Stepnuk
Ani Wells

National team coaches
Lidya Joukova
Victoria Ataol- Jacynthe Lariviere
Svetlana Joukova
Iana Natdotchii
Diana Kosarac
Judith Berecz
Kamena Petkova
Camille Marten
Liliana Dimitrova Petkov



Edmonton RG Team in Europe

Welcome home to the Edmonton RG Team from Warsaw in Poland and Budapest in Hungary with lots of medals and a successful All-Around Event (Junior). On the 3rd picture at Budapest CSEPEL CUP, Amanda Sha came in 3rd overall, Hannah Parry 4th and Amanda Greenwell 7th in all-around.


Provincial Gymnaestrada 2010

Provincial Gymnaestrada 2010 - South Zone Medley


Winterfest Show

Special Olympics Team from the Sprites Club in Edmonton - Winterfest Show with Alpha Rhythmic Gymnastics



Congratulations to Capital City Gymnastics Club, Edmonton Rhythmics, Sprites Special Olympics and the Alpha Rhythmic Gymnastics Club who shared a great display of our sport during the National Gymnastics Week demo at Londonderry Mall.


Gymnasts on ice

Recreational gymnastics from the Arabesque Rhythmics performed in the Olympic Torch Relay ceremonies in Devon on January 15th. Congratulations gymnasts on a great performance!


Amanda Sha in the News

Amanda medalled in the team all-around event at the Junior Pan Am Gymnastics Championships at Havana, Cuba. St. Albert Gazette did a profile story on her. Click here for article.


Capital City's Festival of Trees

Congratulations to all the Festival of Trees participants, December 27 and 28, 2009. Rhythmicana, Alpha, Sprites, Edmonton Rhythmics, Capital City and Elena's Rhythmic Gymnastics Clubs all performed during this very popular Edmonton event. It was great to hear lots of cheers and appreciation from the packed audience! More photos to come.


12th Annual Happy Cup

Rhythmic Gymnasts from Alberta continue to show impressive results at the 12th Annual Happy Cup in Ghent second international competition of the season. Hannah Parry, in her first major international competition, came 6th All-Around in her age group, and placed an impressive 6th in Hoop and 5th in Ball in finals. Bree Chelle, a Canadian National Team member, started her first season as a senior with a solid 12th place finish All-Around, and came 6th in the Hoop final. The team traveling to Ghent, Belgium for the 2009 Happy Cup also included 1 Pre-Junior (Alexandra Fomina, Montreal) and 3 juniors (Amanda Greenwell from Edmonton and Lourenca Agla and Noémie Guay, both from Montreal.) Judit Berecz of Edmonton was Canada's assigned judge, and Jacynthe Larivière of Montreal was the team coach.

Competition was strong from the rhythmic gymnastics strongholds of Bulgaria, Russia, Uzbekistan, Azerbaidjan, Japan and the Ukraine, and competitors represented twenty-seven different countries and over fifty different clubs.

Alberta is making a strong start to the season, with these results following the silver medals brought home by Elizabeth Kazakov (Calgary) and Amanda Sha (St. Albert) from the Junior Pan-American Championships. To see these top gymnasts compete for national titles, mark your calendars for June 2-6, 2010, and join us in Edmonton at Grant MacEwan Centre for Sport and Wellness.



Congratulations to the Canadian Team at the Junior Pan Am Championships. Team Silver, Three Group Golds (AA and two apparatus finals), Individual Bronze AA, 1 silver apparatus final and 3 bronze apparatus final medals.


Halloween loot!

Capital City's rhythmic gymnasts are sharing their Halloween loot at their upcoming parent's show.


The art of blending!

Capital City Gymnastics Club shows how they combine rhythmic and artistic gymnastics in their recreational classes. Click here.


PRISM program in operation in NWT!

It is nice to see the PRISM program being used in the North West Territory. Details here.


Rhythmic Gymnastics 101!

Click here for great article about the non-competitive and competitive aspects of rhythmic gymnastics, and what parents should look for when assessing a rhythmic gymnastics club



Congratulations to Chantell Slatcher Hugill on her recent marriage to Scott Hugill. She is a long time gymnast with Norglen Gymnastics Club, treasurer of the club, and daughter of club president (and gymnast) Dwila Slatcher.


2009 Alberta Gymnaestrada

A fully packed house of audience and lots of gymnasts is a sign of an awesome show - 46 coaches and 230 gymnasts at the provincial gymnaestrada with News coverage! Please click on picture to see the picture gallery for the event.


2009 Western Regional Championships

Results from the Western Regional Championships in Winnipeg have been posted.
Congratulations to Team Alberta, leaping away with 57 medals! (19 Gold, 25 Silver, 13 Bronze) Our National Stream Seniors "owned" the podium (Caitlin Marchak 1st, Olivia Jack 2nd, Caitlane Tarun 3rd, Hannah Whitford 9th), while our PreNovices and Novices (Marina Lavrentier 4th, Nina Pavlovic 7th, Hannah Parry 2nd, Iveta Milciute 5th) blew the competition away with stellar performances. Our Juniors rocked the rotation by taking the two top spots (Amanda Sha 1st, Bree Chelle 2nd, Amanda Greenwell 4th, Katarina Yakimchuk 12th, Leah Gasparovic 13th, Maddy Fraser 18th) and our Provincial Stream athletes twirled around the competition.(Gayle Laird 2nd, Natalia Pavlovic 3rd, Lilian Dang 10th, Nicole Shteinbah 13th, Londyn Franko 14th, Jenna Matijevic 20th, Brooklyn Fedoretz-Maxwell 1st, Erica Teghtmeyer 6th, Mathilde Ruth 8th, Caitlyn French 1st, Meika Wong 11th, Sylvia Cao 13th, Jenny Wang 14th, Chelsea Tran 15th, Katelyn Malayko 6th, Kristin Dombroski 7th, Cecilie Fenger-Anderson 2nd, Andrea Virag 3rd, Isabella Englert 5th)


2009 Canadian Individual Championship

Bree Chelle, Elizabeth Kazakov and Olivia Jack made the national team! Results are available here. More news and pictures to follow.


2009 Provincial Championship

Gymnasts of all levels gathered in Calgary for the Provincial Championship hosted by Chinook Rhythmics. Results are available here. Pictures of the awards are available at Tom Hamp's Prairie Light Photography website:

Please also mention that competition images are available by downloading from a private webpage for each gymnast. Images are at full resolution, so can be printed up to poster size, without copyright marks. Cost of each gymnast's package, which contains 20-40 images depending on suitability, is $45.00 + GST = $47.25. Payment can be made by VISA.

Parents and gymnasts should please contact Tom directly at (On request, a set of contact sheets (thumbnails) of the images can be made available prior to ordering.)


Special Olympics Games

Special Olympic athletes in pursuit of their personal goals in St. Albert. Click here for full story from The Journal - July 2nd 2009.
(Photo courtesy of The Journal).


Alpha Rhythmics outside Alberta

Alpha Rhythmics sent two AGG groups to attend the Red Ribbon AGG Invitational in Markham, Onatario on June 20, 2009. Alpha also attended the Fort Worth Sport and Cultural Festival June 22-28. They achieved spectacular results in both events. For a detailed report, please click here.



Thank you Alex for being such a great representative of rhythmic gymnastics in Canada both before and during the Olympics!

A nice article from NBC about rhythmic gymnastics. Click here.


Memories from Westerns 2008

Congratulations to Olivia Jack and Caitlin Marchak for their Gold and Silver performances at Western Regionals.


2008 Elite Canada

Congratulations to all competitors - you were amazing! Tom Hamp - our incredible photographer - has picture packages for sale. Please contact him directly at Prairie Light Photography ( to purchase your competition package of photographs. To order photos or video, please follow the instructions here.


2008 Alberta Winter Games in Leduc

Congratulations to all athletes, coaches and volunteers. For results please click here. For a slideshow of the event, please click here. (The file is 5M in size and so will take a little while to download).


Rhythmic gymnastics spring show

Congratulations to Capital City Gymnastics Club for their fun rhythmic gymnastics spring show. Alpha Gymnastics Club, the Capital City Gym club and Connie Bramer’s RG classes all joined together at the end to do a small scarf routine. Participants ranged in age from 3 to 76!


Elite Canada 2009

Results from Elite Canada have been posted! Elizabeth Kazakov of Calgary placed eighth AA in Junior (with 6th place in both Hoop and Ball. Bree Chelle is in 10th place. Amanda Sha placed 13th, (8th place in both Clubs and rope). The seniors placed well in a tight senior competition, with Olivia Jack (15th), Caitlin Marchak (16th) and Caitlane Tarun (18th). Congratulations to the gymnasts and coaches who placed in the top 10! They will be meeting with the national team advisory team immediately after Elite Canada.


National Gymnastics Week

Photos by Brian Neufeld at the Edmonton Rhythmics Gala.


At University of Alberta...

The University of Alberta Panda and U of A Bears basketball teams were treated to a demo by Alpha’s AGG and Performing teams.


LA Lights!

Congratulations to all who participated in LA Lights 2009. We look forward to posting photos of our Alberta gymnasts, but here is a taste of who they were able to see when they weren't competing. Photos courtesy of Tom Theobold.


“I Love Gymnastics”
National Gymnastics Week.

National Gymnastics Week celebrates the positive benefits of gymnastics in all its forms. National Gymnastics Week provides your school, club, or organization with the perfect opportunity to promote its activities to the local community. Join clubs and gymnasts from across the country in a celebration of GYMNASTICS!

Alberta clubs will be celebrating by taking part in activities through the week of February 9-16. Some clubs have already registered their National Gymnastics Week activities with RGA. Gymnasts will be participating in Alberta Winter Games (including both Rhythmic and Artistic Gymnastics competition) and there will be demonstrations at AWG 2008 by Parkland Rhythmics, Alpha Rhythmic Gymnastics and Sprites Special Olympians. Gymnasts ranging in age from 6 – 75 will participate in AWG as competitors and performers. Other events throughout the province include:

  • Mall Demos at Londonderry Mall (Alpha Rhythmic Gymnastics and Sprites Special Olympics).
  • Edmonton Rhythmic Gymnastics will be hosting their Gala at MacEwan Centre for Sports and Wellness.
  • Illusions RG Club will be performing at Northlands Agricom for the Lunar New Year and at West Edmonton Mall, just prior to the start of National Gymnastics Week.

    Be sure to send your photos to Rhythmic Gymnastics Alberta ( for inclusion on the website and in upcoming newsletters..


    Fun Meet December 1, 2007

    Fun meet at the Talisman Centre in Calgary


    Edmonton RG Winter Show

    Gymnasts performing in front of families and friends.


    A great way to start the season

    Edmonton Rhythmic Gymnastics at West Edmonton Mall demo


    Brittney Rose Hunt Memorial Award

    Congratulations to the first two recipients of the Brittney Rose Hunt Memorial Award. Presented by Rosemary Hunt, this is a peer award was based on the consistent qualities of kindness and good sportsmanship shown by national level gymansts. Amanda Sha and Dakota Fancey received this award based on the votes of provincial and national level gymnasts in Alberta zones with national level gymnasts. Thank you to the Hunt family for donating the trophies in Brittney's memory. The trophies were specially commissioned in Brittney's memory, and represent Brittney's rhythmic gymnastics skillsfrom her last competitions in 2006. Thanks to Alberta artist, Everett Keogh.


    2007 Capital Challenge in Maryland!

    Alberta Seniors compete at the 2007 Capital Challenge in Maryland. Congrats to Kayla, Olivia, Caitlin, and Melanie for making Alberta proud!


    Great coverage for the provincial gymnaestrada in the Leduc paper. more...

    Pictures from 2007 Western Regional Championship

    Results and pictures from Western Regional 2007 are available here.

    Please share your experiences at Westerns. Please submit pictures from Westerns to

    2007 Provincial Gymnastrada (May 05, in Leduc, AB)

    Please click here for the lastest information bulletin with driving directions for this year's Provincial Gymnastrada which will be held on May 05, in Leduc, AB. Alpha Rhythmic Gymnastics Club is pleased to be hosting this event, and we are looking forward to seeing you there!! Should you require any further information, please contact Sonya @ (780) 476 - 3507.

    Congradulations to the girls from Chinook

    Congratulations to the girls from Chinook for their great showing at the New York competition.

    Pre NCCP class - 18 new coaches in training!

    Sunday, February 18, 2007 – Front Page of the Edmonton Journal

    National Gymnastics Week has been celebrated by Rhythmic Gymnastics Alberta with two major events:

  • Illusions Rhythmic Gymnastics Club performs to celebrate the Chinese New Year and this year Chinese New Year. Getting out into the community for events such as this helps showcase the sport of Rhythmic Gymnastics, and the innovative choreography by Yunping Chen.
  • Edmonton Rhythmic Gymnastics held a packed Gala performance. This event showcased gymnasts of all ages - from 1st year recreational gymnasts doing mass routines to Elite-bound gymnasts perfecting their routines prior to competing at Elite this week. Fun group routines were performed by all the competitive levels – with retired national level gymnasts performing with current gymnasts. Of special note, Judy Berecz, previous 2003 World Championships team member, performed in two Gala routines, and also choreographed and coached the majority of the Provincial Level 5/6 competitive and fun routines. Rhythmic Gymnastics Alberta representatives were invited to honour retiring Edmonton Rhythmics gymnasts, Bridget Gibson and Jenna Azarko.

    Rhythmics for fun and exercise

    Helgi Leesment coaches and participates in the ladies group at NorGlen Rhythmic Gymnastics Club which was founded in 1988. The group is mostly made up of 50-and 60-year-olds...more from Calgary Herald