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Gymnastics Canada  TTAWA, ON (April 26, 2016) – It is with mixed emotions that Gymnastics Canada (GCG) announces the retirement, effective today, of our Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Cathy Haines.

“We’re sorry to see Cathy go,” said Peter Nicol, President/CEO of Gymnastics Canada. “This has not been an easy decision for Cathy, but she believes that it best reflects GCG’s future direction and her own personal goals.”

“There is never an ideal time to retire, but we both feel that retiring at this time creates some flexibility for the organization as we review our staffing requirements as we move forward with our strategic plan for the next cycle.”

Cathy has been with the organization as the CTO since April 2009 during which time she acted as the gymnastics Team Leader at the 2012 Olympic Games, the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games, the 2011 and 2015 Pan American Games, the 2013 World Championships in Artistic Gymnastics, and the 2012 and 2016 Pacific Rim Championships. She was also a Canadian team member at three World Gymnaestradas (2003, 2007, and 2011).

A former competitive artistic gymnast and coach, Haines had previously worked at GCG as the manager of Coaching Education Programs from 1987 to 2000, and then worked as a consultant on coaching education and long-term athlete development programs with numerous national sport organizations and the Coaching Association of Canada before returning to GCG.

We wish Cathy much success and happiness as she embarks on this next stage of her life.

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First established in 1969, Gymnastics Canada is the national governing body for the sport of gymnastics in Canada. Gymnastics Canada works closely with the twelve Provincial Federations and the 700 local clubs to provide a broad range of programs and services to meet the needs of all participants. From athlete development, to coaching and judging education, Gymnastics Canada sets the operating standards and practices for the sport in Canada. Our mandate is to promote and provide positive and diverse gymnastics experience through the delivery of quality and safe gymnastics programming. Visit www.gymcan.org for more information, or follow us @CDNgymnastics

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For more information, contact:

Julie Forget
Director, Communications and Marketing
Gymnastics Canada
Cell: 819.210.2064
Email: jforget@gymcan.org