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Entering Phase 3: Progressively Loosen

August 25, 2020 Yesterday, Minister Lisa Beare announced that the BC sport sector is now moving to Phase 3: Progressively Loosen. viaSport’s Return to Sport document has been updated accordingly, and is available online. As we move forward, clubs may introduce more

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Notice of EGM

Attention member club representatives: Your Board of Directors met last week and spent a significant amount of time discussing the various attributes, pros, cons, benefits, and risks surrounding the insurance policy options that were available. Because of the changing insurance environment and

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Report Abuse: Use the SafeSport Helpline

The SafeSport Helpline provides crisis intervention, referrals, and emotional support specifically designed for athletes, staff, and other SafeSport participants affected by sexual violence. Through this service, support specialists provide live, confidential, one-on-one support. All services are anonymous, secure, and available

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Risk Management Forms

Following our Virtual Town Hall Recap announcement yesterday, we have finalized three risk management forms that all member clubs must implement immediately. Each required form is linked separately below, and GBC’s Return to Sport Plan appendices will be updated shortly. Instructions

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Return to Sport

Gymnastics BC is pleased to announce that our Board of Directors has approved our Return to Sport Plan, following the release of viaSport’s Return to Sport Guidelines earlier this week.  Download GBC’s Return to Sport Plan Club COVID-19 Safety PlansWorkSafeBC requires that

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Spieth America Equipment Cleaning Practices

Spieth America is taking several initiatives to provide for the safe return of staff and athletes to their gymnastics facilities. Every Gymnastics facility has a cleaning system in place. Going forward, Spieth suggests new systems be documented and monitored. This

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Reopening the Sports Industry

May 15, 2020 Update: Reopening the Sports Industry  GBC staff recently took part in an online roundtable held by viaSport. During the call, viaSport staff shared that the government has implemented process changes which will impact timelines on finalizing sport-specific reopening

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BC’s Restart Plan and GBC’s Return to Play

BC’s Restart Plan BC’s Premier, John Horgan, together with BC’s Minister of Health and Provincial Health Officer, recently announced BC’s Restart Plan; a guide to restarting the economy following the COVID-19 pandemic. BC’s Restart Plan outlines a careful, four-phase approach to reopening businesses

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Canadian Centre for Child Protection: COVID-19 Support

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre) is offering resources and information to help keep families, schools, child-serving organizations, and, most importantly, children safe during this unprecedented time. With school closures due to COVID-19, children who are at home

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Remote Training and Insurance Coverage

Following our announcement last week regarding remote training and insurance coverage, additional requirements have been put in place to ensure the safety of remote training participants and coaches.  As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many gymnastics clubs across the

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