It was an
exciting weekend for Toronto Gymnastics International! The
gymnastic club's annual Gymfest took place on Friday June 17th and
Saturday June 18th to delight crowds of happy gymnasts and their
families. While this was going on club president and founder Nancy
Corcoran Whiting attended the Canadian Gymnastic Federation Awards
Banquet in Ottawa. TGI was the 2011 recipient of the Canadian Ed
Brougham Club Award. This award is presented annually to 3
gymnastic clubs in Canada that have demonstrated exceptional
services and have made an outstanding contribution to the sport of
been offering gymnastic programs to children and adults for almost 32
years. Formerly known as The West Toronto Whirlwinds the club rebranded
in 1989 to become known as Toronto Gymnastics International. TGI is now
in it's 3rd facility which is truly a beautiful gym with 25,000 sq feet
of gymnastic space and equipment. TGI has excellent programs for
parents and tots right up to the National Level. With a membership of
close to 2000 people, TGI has 54 experienced coaches and has produced
many athletes at the provincial and national level. This year Simon
Porter was the Canada Winter Games Champion and placed 2nd overall at
the Canadian Gymnastic Championships in the Junior National Level.
Nicholas Mallia was the Men's Open Canadian Champion and team mate
Taylor Mitchell was 2nd overall in the same category. Lukas Gataveckas
was the Eastern Canadian Gymnastic Champion this year in the Men's Open
Division. Head coach Norm Loader who has been at the club for 31 of
those 32 years was the Ontario Team coach for many events this year and
is the Men's Program Director at Gymnastics Ontario.
The club is
extremely proud to have received this prestigious award!
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