“3 Barrie Kempettes Gymnastics Club athletes compete at 2015 ONTARIO CHAMPIONSHIPS!”

Lauren Bell competed in the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Ontario Championships which were held in Windsor on April 9 – 12th.

*This is Lauren’s 1st year as a competitive artistic gymnast and qualifying for the Championships.

Lauren’s scores were:  17th on Vault, 11th on Bars, 9th on Beam, 16th on Floor and 22nd All Around.

Lauren is now ranked 22nd in all of Ontario in her division – Level  6 – 10 years.


Travis Luttrell and Alessia Gentile both competed at the Trampoline & Tumbling Ontario Championships which were held in Scarborough on April 10 – 12th.

*Travis competed in the Level 2 division (9 years +).  His 2 passes (compulsory & optional) awarded him 3rd Overall.

Travis is now ranked 3rd in all of Ontario.


*Alessia competed in the Level 2 (15yrs+) division.  Her 2 passes ( compulsory & optional) awarded her 5th Overall.

Alessia is now ranked 5th in all of Ontario.


We are so proud of our athletes!


The Barrie Kempettes are proud to be an active member of the Barrie Simcoe Sport Alliance, a local organization that participates in mazimizing Sport participation in the City of barrie and Simcoe County.

Key areas the BSSA will focus on:

-Promoting the availability & benefits of sport

-Promoting & facilitating communication between different sports organizations

-Advocating for equitable sport opportunities & facility development

-Developing opportunities for networking and mentoring in the sport community including development of shared/affiliated memberships between member organization

-Improving the level of sport funding through collaborative grant proposals, shared projects and advocacy

-providing leadership and a voice for collective sport initiatives

-providing liaison with corporate and government organizations and celebrating sport achievements and the value of volunteers

Click on the BSSA website link : BSSA




Spring Session

Spaces Still Available

Registration Can be done now in the main off during regular office hours

Monday -Thursday

9:30 am -4:30 pm

Cash, Visa, Debit or Cheque

(Cheques are only excepted 2 weeks prior to the start of class)

Sorry we do not except Master Card.


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 $34.

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                                    

January 7, 14, 21 & 28,  February 4,11,18 & 25,  March 4 & 11


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.

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