The Pan Am Games are quickly approaching and the City of Barrie will be celebrating the Torch Run Wednesday June 10th with a celebration at City Hall 5:00pm to 8:00pm and the community is invited to help welcome the flame. There will be live entertainment, family activities and interactive fun. If any of our members are attending, we would ask that they wear any of their BKGC wear. Have fun and take pictures, especially if you get to hold the torch!



Dear Supporters, This year we are excited to use Regal Gifts for our Fundraising Campaign.  They offer more than 1000 products with hundreds being priced under $20. We are sure everyone can find something either for themselves or as a gift for family and friends.  Important Points  

  1. Regal has designed our own website for safe and secure ordering – .
  2. The website can be viewed using any internet browser at address line but cannot be found using a search tool i.e. Google, it will not direct you to the website.
  3. You can start placing your orders immediately and all orders must be placed by June 30th, 2015.
  4. After placing your order on our web store, the products are delivered directly to you. In stock items generally arrive within 7-10 business days.
  5. To ensure your order is delivered quickly, we need you to either enter a physical address (not PO Box) or include your phone number when asked during the order process. For speedy delivery we recommend including both.
  6. Regal has a low shipping rate – only $5 per order under $124.99 or 4% of the order total if your order is $125 or more. ( plus taxes)
  7. Our Organization earns at least 30% on every order and up to 35% if we all buy more!!

Product Exchanges are done directly through Regal’s Exchange Centre – Refunds can be requested through the Centre as well as long as your campaign is open. After the campaign closes you will only be able to receive an exchange.

Team Parents, Last Chance to fulfill your “Mandatory fundraising” commitment. Paper orders are due Monday May 11th …. delivery Tuesday May 26th at 6 pm. Thank you for your support! BKGC SUMMER PROGRAMS AND CAMP INFO IS NOW AVAILABLE REGISTRATION DATES ARE AS FOLLOWED: MAY 19TH, 20TH & 21ST FROM 10-2PM AND 6-8PM AND MAY 23rd 11-1pm Summer Programs and Camp Brochure

VENDOR NIGHT  Check out our 2015 Vendor Night that will be coinciding with Registration Dates.    



The BKGC is now proud to be offering Adult Yoga Classes to it’s members! In order to become a member you must purchase your GO Insurance through the club at a cost of $38.

Classes will be held upstairs in our Dance Studio. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a Yoga mat, towel and water bottle.

Wednesday 6:30 -7:30 pm                                    

May  13th, 20th, 27th,   June 10th & 17th


Drop in- $15/person, 3 Classes-$40/person, 5 Classes – $70/person

Registration must be done prior to the first class.


The Club

Barrie Kempettes Gymnastics Club is a non-profit, parent-run organization that has been a part of the Barrie community since 1965! We are a member of the Gymnastics Ontario Federation and strive to provide high quality gymnastics to gymnasts in all levels in the sport. With our NCCP certified coaching staff, gymnasts will develop strength, flexibility, endurance, and a grace of movement while offering total physical fitness and an opportunity for self-expression. Gymnasts will be provided with a chance to develop the fundamental skills that can also be applied to all levels.


The Barrie Kempettes Gymnastics Club is a community organization that provides quality programs, training, motivation and leadership for gymnasts at all levels of the sport.


The Barrie Kempettes Gymnastics Club will be dedicated to providing the best environment and resources for every participant to achieve personal enjoyment and individual goals at all levels of the sport.

Barrie Kempettes Gymnastics Club History

The Barrie Kempettes Gymnastics Club was formally known as the Barrie Gymnastics Club.  Dave Boyd started the Club in 1965 with a small group of girls at Steele Street Public School.  Dr. John Scott formally organized the Club in 1967 and it became affiliated with the Ontario Gymnastics Federation.  The Club operated with a small group of 12 gymnasts and 1 coach. In 1976, Barrie Gymnastic Club endeavoured to restructure the club toward progressive program of recreational and competitive gymnastics.  With the co-operation of Herb Coutier, the Club was able to offer a Saturday morning recreational program at Georgian College using previous members as coaches.  This program ran with an average of 75 girls ages 5 to 15.  The Club hired a full-time coach and approximately 10 part-time junior coaches as the Club continued to expand.  A summer program was introduced using facilities at Central Collegiate and Eastview Collegiate.  It was at this time that the Club started to enter meets in Toronto as well as host its own meet. The Barrie Gymnastics Club became incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1986.  In 1989/1990, under the guidance of president Robert Bunford, the Club began actively looking for an alternative location.  In April 1990, we moved into our first permanent facility at 110 Anne St. South, with over 6,000 sq, feet of space. During 1993. The Club officially changed its name to “Barrie Kempettes Gymnastics Club”.    Once again, in 1993/1994 we found ourselves unable to meet the needs of the growing Barrie community.  Our programs were full and we were unable to expand.  In October 1993, Barrie Kempettes moved from Anne St. to 500 Welham Rd. and a 10,000 sq. foot facility.  With the help of Ministry grants, Barrie Kempettes has been fortunate in installing new equipment that has been instrumental in improving the training level of our gymnasts. The Club moved to our present facility at 145 Welham Rd. in February 2001.  This 14,000 sq. foot facility gives us the space we need to meet the demand for quality gymnastics programs in Barrie.  The Barrie Kempettes Gymnastics Club now offers recreational programs in artistic gymnastics, tumbling and trampoline for boys and girls, as well as Provincial and National Competitive programs in Artistic and Tumbling.   In 2004, a Demo Team program was started where gymnasts perform and compete as a team.  The year 2004 also marked the first Robert Bunford Memorial Invitational meet in honour of the Club’s most dedicated President.  Our Board of Directors consists of volunteer parents.  Our Head Coach, Kim Poole, has been coaching for the Club since 1985.  We now employ a Head Coach and an administrator, and up to 25 part-time coaches. Visit Us on Facebook  fb