Nominations open for RGM Board of Directors

Rhythmic Gymnastics Manitoba is seeking individuals to join the Board of Directors. The positions up for election in June 2017 are as follows:

President                                        2 year term

Club Representative                     2 year term

Coaches Chair                                2 year term

VP Finance                                      1 year term

Events Chairperson                      1 year term

Athlete Representative                 1 year term

Community Development            1 year term

The Coaches Chair shall be elected at the AGM by registered judges, and the Athlete Representative will be elected by registered athletes. All other positions will be voted on at the AGM by all eligible members.

Registered members of Rhythmic Gymnastics Manitoba are invited to nominate members of the organization to fill any of the above positions by completing the Nominating Form & Profile – 2017. The nomination form and nominee profile must be submitted to RGM office (email: rgm.ed@sportmanitoba.ca, fax: 925-5703) no later than: 5:00 PM Monday, May 8, 2017.

Western Regional Championships

The 2017 Western Regional Championships are taking place in Regina, Saskatchewan from April 26-30.

There will be a livestream of the competition here: http://live.prairiewave.ca/2017rhythmic

Schedule

Rotation

Good luck to the gymnasts representing Manitoba at the competition!

HPTC International

J5 HPTCI Junior Group (Alexys Purdie, Alexandra Yarema, Anastasia Kurakin, Anna Belle Richards, Samantha Pfeil); LV3B Maria Sokolova ; LV3B Ruby Derlago ; LV5C Delainey Thiessen ; Novice Aubrey Burns ; Novice Festina Teneqja ; Novice Elizabeth Kennedy ; JuniorO Grace Francis ; JuniorO Alexys Purdie ; JuniorO Alexandra Yarema ; JuniorO Anastasia Kurakin ; JuniorO Anna Belle Richards ; JuniorH Samantha Pfeil ; SeniorO Meaghan Matthews

Rhythmic Royals

UL6M23 Rhythmic Royals Group of 3 (Madison Frost, Sara Johnson, Ashley Richter) ; LV4B Chiara Costamagna Soto ; LV4B Leah Paulic ; LV4B Jorja Harakal ; LV4B Cleo Wermann-Thorn ; LV5B Kaitlyn Childs ; LV5C Emma Coughlan ; LV5C Caroline Coughlan ; LV6B Madison Frost ; LV6B Ashley Richter ; LV5B Bleona Teneqja

Sapphires

Sapphires Level 5 Group of 3 (Keira Williams, Katie Derksen, Maya Dowson) ; Sapphires Level 6 Group of 4 (Nicole Taylor, Mamie Kroeker-Tom, Kiersten Zueff, Megan Polden) ; Sapphires Level 6 Duo (Aimee Lagimodiere, Mikayla Trojan) ; LV6B Danielle Sa ; LV6B Olivia Thompson ; LV5B Mary MacPherson ; LV6B Lizzie McLarty ; LV6B Amy Milne ; SeniorO Mamie Kroeker-Tom ; LV6C Mikayla Trojan ; LV6C Aimee Lagimodiere

Notice of AGM

The Rhythmic Gymnastics Manitoba Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sport for Life Centre at 145 Pacific Ave., Winnipeg, MB.

National Team Camp

Senior athlete Kaedyn Lashley, along with her coach Zdravka Tchonkova, took part in the National Team camp following the 2017 Elite Canada.  The camp featured experts Dr. Judy Goss, Agnes Makowski, Jen Sygo and Daniela Arendasova who worked with the junior and senior national rhythmic teams.

Manitoba successful at Elite Canada

   The HPTC International FIG Junior Group, composed of Anna Belle Richards, Alexandra Yarema, Alexys Purdie, Anastasia Kurakin and Samantha Pfeil, took the All-Around and 5 Ropes title at Elite Canada. They narrowly beat the Junior Group from Adagio by 1.75 points (HPTCI – 46.650; Adagio – 44.900) in the combined competition to take the Elite Canada title.

Credit: Trevor Hagan/GCG

In the senior competition, Kaedyn Lashley finished 6th All-Around in the combined competition and had top- 8 finishes in Ball – 6th, Clubs – 5th, and Ribbon – 7th. Kaedyn, a member of the Canadian National Team will remain in Markham for a Gymnastics Canada National Team camp. The Senior All-Around title went to Carmen Whelan of Silhouettes of York in Ontario.


In her first year of eligibility in the Junior category, Samantha Pfeil finished 11th in a field of 73 Junior gymnasts in competition “A” and was named to the High-Performance category, where she will compete for 2017. Samantha finished 14th in the combined competition and competed 12 routines over the Elite Canada weekend. Manitoba Junior, Alexys Purdie had an outstanding hoop routine in qualification and competed in the hoop final on Sunday.

Kaedyn and Samantha will both directly qualify for the 2017 Canadian Championships, which will be hosted by Rhythmic Gymnastics Alberta at the Kinsmen Centre in Edmonton, AB from May 17-21. All National Stream gymnasts will have a second opportunity to qualify for the Canadian Championships at the 2017 Western Regional Championships in Edmonton, Alberta.