Celebrating Gymnastics - From here, we soar!

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CELEBRATING GYMNASTICS - FROM HERE, WE SOAR! 

The GymCan Gymnastics for All Council presents: “Celebrating Gymnastics – From Here, We Soar”, February 6-14, 2021.  This Canada-wide activity will use social media to unite our gymnastics community from across the country in celebration of our sport. 

#celebratinggymnastics | #fromherewesoar

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of this initiative are to unify the community, show support for the clubs and individual members during this time of uncertainty, and share the love of gymnastics across Canada.

FORMAT

Featuring a different gymnastics discipline each day, clubs and individual members are invited to take part in this online celebration by sharing their favourite memories, photos, and/or videos related to their gymnastics discipline(s) of choice. Over the span of nine days, we will come together virtually to showcase the inspiring resilience, commitment, passion, and pride of our Canadian gymnastics community!

Participation is simple; clubs and individuals share their posts on their social media channel of choice (Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) on the day of their choice – or every day, because, why not?!  Use #celebratinggymnastics and/or #fromherewesoar to join the conversation! We’ve also listed suggested hashtags for each of the discipline days – let’s fill-up social media with images of Canadians participating in each discipline!

Individuals – Share your favourite videos, photos, memes, etc. that highlight what makes your discipline so awesome!

Clubs – you can do the same and/or show us highlights of your members participating in the discipline, tell us your favourite thing about the discipline, why should others try it out, etc. We want this to be an opportunity to promote our sport to the public as well so let’s show everyone why they should take part in our amazing sport.

If you’re still not able to offer full programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can also show us how you’re staying safe during this time, and why folks should be sure to check you out when we can all get back into the gym.

We would love to share your stories on our GymCan and provincial/territorial social media channels so please tag us in your posts (this is especially important if you’re posting Instagram stories as we can only share them if we’re tagged in them).

  • Gymnastics Canada: @gymcan1
  • Gym BC: @gymnasticsBC
  • BC Rhythmic: @bc_rhythmics_bcrsgf
  • Alberta Gymnastics: @albertagymnastics
  • Alberta Rhythmic Gymnastics: @rhythmicgymab
  • Gymnastics Saskatchewan: @gymsask
  • Manitoba Gymnastics: @manitobagymnastics
  • RG Manitoba: @rgmanitoba
  • Gymnastics Ontario: @gymnasticsontario
  • Gymnastique Quebec: @gymqc
  • Gymnastics New Brunswick: @gymnasticsNB
  • RG New Brunswick: @agrnb
  • Gymnastics Nova Scotia: @gymnastics_novascotia
  • Gymnastics Newfoundland & Labrador: @the_gym_nl 

PRIZES

We are delighted to announce that thanks to the generosity of our Gymnastics Canada sponsors, we will be offering a series of prizes during the week!

TRIVIA CONTEST

For each day of the week, GymCan will host a trivia quiz related to that discipline on our Facebook page via the “Campaigns” tab if viewing on a computer/desktop. Mobile users will need to use the link provided in the promotional graphic for the day on our Instagram or Facebook feed. These will be posted by 9am ET each day of the week. 

Individuals that complete the quiz correctly, have entered their information at the bottom of the page, and who are members in good standing with their provincial organization, will be entered to win a random draw for that day’s prize! Here is a list of the prizes available for each day, as well as the featured disciplines for the week, and suggested hashtags:

DATE

FEATURED DISCIPLINE OF THE DAY

PRIZE

Saturday, February 6

Gymnastics for All

#gym4all #gymnaestrada

$100 Gift Card for
the GymCan Store

Sunday, February 7

Tumbling Gymnastics

#tumblinggymnastics

$100 Gift Card from
 Turn Gymnastics

Monday, February 8

Men’s Artistic Gymnastics

#mensartisticgymnastics

$100 Gift Card from
Turn Gymnastics

Tuesday, February 9

Rhythmic Gymnastics

#rhythmicgymnastics

$100 Gift Card from
 Venturelli Canada

Wednesday, February 10

Aerobic Gymnastics

#aerobicgymnastics

1 pair of aerobic shoes from
VNT Venturelli

Thursday, February 11

Double Mini Trampoline Gymnastics

#doubleminitrampoline

$100 Gift Card from
 Boutique Gym/GK Elite

Friday, February 12

Women’s Artistic Gymnastics

#womensartisticgymnastics

$100 Gift Card from
 Boutique Gym/GK Elite

Saturday, February 13

Acrobatic Gymnastics

#acrobaticgymnastics

1 Free Custom-designed jacket from
Limelight Teamwear

Sunday, February 14

Trampoline Gymnastics

#trampolinegymnastics

1 Free Custom-designed jacket from
Limelight Teamwear


CLUB SWEEPSTAKES

Spieth America has generously offered a selection of prizes to be awarded to clubs to help them during these challenging times. All clubs will have to do is enter to win and have posted at least one piece of content using #celebratinggymnastics on one of their social media channels! Note that all clubs must be members in good standing with their provincial organization to be eligible. The contest form will be hosted on our website here: http://gymcan.org/programs/contests (will go live February 6 at 8am ET and close on February 14 at 11:59pm ET). We would greatly appreciate it if clubs and individuals could share the graphic promoting the sweepstakes as soon as you see them go live.

GRAND PRIZE: 1 lucky, randomly selected entry will receive a Spieth America Anti-Viral Protective Mat. Value: $999 CAD

SECONDARY PRIZES: Three lucky, randomly selected entries will receive a bottle of Spieth America SIO2 Anti-Microbial Protective Coat. Value per prize: $394 CAD

Please direct any questions related to the contest to Julie Forget: jforget@gymcan.org

Thanks to everyone for their support of this event! We’re excited to Celebrate Gymnastics – From here we soar!

Note: The official Canadian Gymnastics Week will be held in October 2021.