Open Gym for Summer of 2015
Open gym for ages 14+ yrs will being Wednesday July 15th from 7-8pm.
Please remember your GO insurance of $38 will need to be paid at that time. Each class is $14. Please bring exact cash.
Fall Registration Dates!
Tuesday August 25th – 10-2pm and 6-8pm
Tuesday Sept 1st - 10-2pm and 6-8pm
Tuesday Sept 8th – 10-2 pm and 6-8pm
Wednesday Sept 9th – 10-2 pm and 6-8 pm
Thursday Sept 10th – 10-2 pm and 6-8 pm
Saturday Sept 12th - 10:30-12:30
NEW TRY OUT DATE
If you missed the first Try Out, don’t worry.Please contact our Head Coach Kim Poole at email@example.com and she can set up another date and time.
On August 15th we will be having a “19+ Social Event “for current and past members, please watch for more details and visit our facebook page for more information.
September 12th we will be having an” Open House to celebrate” our 50th anniversary! Watch for more details !!!
Year End Banquet
What an amazing night we had at our Team Banquet on Monday! It was great to see everyone out to celebrate this years’ awesome season. I hope everyone enjoyed the good times even though it ran later than expected. Everyone should be proud to be a “Kempettes”. Many Thanks to our Board of Directors, Parents and Staff for all your support. I would just like to say that I have been honoured to be involved with the club for so many years. The kind words spoken has left me speechless and truly thankful for being recognized. I have seen many families throughout the years be involved with the club that always stay in touch. I always say … “once a Kempettes … always a Kempettes!” Sincerely, Kim
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