2018 Canadian Gymnaestrada Scheduled to Light Up Richmond, BC

June 12, 2018

Gymnastics Canada - RICHMOND, BC (June 12, 2018) – Media are invited to attend the 2018 Canadian Gymnaestrada running from Thursday, June 28th to Sunday, July 1st, 2018. The Richmond Oval will feature the opening ceremony on June 28th, and indoor performances on June 29th and 30th. The city performances will be part of the Richmond Canada Day and Steveston Salmon Festival on July 1st.
 
Hosted by Gymnastics Canada and their partners Destination BC and Richmond Sport Hosting, this non-competitive event brings together over 1100 Canadian performers from across Canada of all ages, genders, and abilities in a national celebration of gymnastics and movement. Performers will take part in this year’s theme, “Diversity through Movement” by showcasing traditional and non-traditional gymnastics routines.
 
WHAT: 2018 Canadian Gymnaestrada
  • Features performers from ages 7 to 75 from all across Canada.
  • A quadrennial event.
  • Performances will include traditional and non-traditional gymnastics routines.
  • The opening ceremony of the 2018 Canadian Gymnaestrada will feature many local Richmond performers and talent.
  • The Indoor showcase on Saturday night will feature some of the top performances from the event.

WHO

  • Total # of athletes: 1154
  • # of performance groups: 49
  • Performance groups from 6 provinces
  • 17 performance groups from BC

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS:
(Full schedule:
http://bit.ly/CDNgymnaestrada_schedule)

Thursday June 28, 2018 (Richmond Oval)
19:00-20:15 – Opening Ceremonies

Friday June 29, 2018 (Richmond Oval)
8:30-12:00 – Indoor Group Performances
13:00-16:30 – Indoor Group Performances

Saturday June 30, 2018 (Richmond Oval)

8:30-12:00 – Indoor Group Performances
13:00-17:00 – Indoor Group Performances
19:00-20:30 – Indoor Showcase

Sunday July 1, 2018 (Richmond Canada Day & Steveston Salmon Festival)
13:00-14:00 – City Group Performances (Children’s Festival Stage)
15:00-16:00 – City Group Performances (Canada Day Stage)
LIVESTREAM: http://gymcan.tv
 
MEDIA ACCREDITATION: Will be available on-site. Please consult our media guidelines before attending.
 

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For more information, please contact:
 
Julie Forget
Director, Communications & Marketing
Gymnastics Canada
(819)210-2064
jforget@gymcan.org