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News and Updates at Glacier Gymnastics.

Comp Team Schedule Reminder

Dear Parents,

The next few weeks are super busy ones for all of the different Glacier teams – we’re is attending 4 different events!

The Coeur d’Alene and the Cranbrook events require coaches and athletes to travel or compete on the Thursdays or Fridays. The class schedule below indicates the classes that are not scheduled to run.

No Classes Scheduled

Thursday February 22

  • Thurs Highschool 5:30-7:00
  • Thurs Highschool 7:00-9:00
  • Thursday Competitive Vivian 6:00-8:30

Friday February 23

  • Fri Rep Vivian 3:30-7:30
  • Fri Rep Sandra 3:30-7:30
  • Fri Competitive Karlee 3:30-6:30
  • Fri competitive/Highschool
  • Sam 6:00-9:00

Friday March 2

  • Fri Rep Vivian 3:30-7:30
  • Fri Rep Sandra 3:30-7:30
  • Fri Competitive Karlee 3:30-6:30

Thanks Coach!

This is the time of year when all your coaches are putting in lots of lots of overtime and they will work multiple weeks without a day off.

Your child’s appreciation and “Thank You Coach!” at the end of their competition(s) goes a long way and means a lot to them!

 

Event Schedules / What to Expect ?

Event schedules are posted on the club website (links above).
Parents – be sure to read the What to Know About Attending Meets & Competitions.

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How to Become a Sponsor

Glacier Gymnastics is excited to have launched our Sponsorship Program.

The purpose of this program is to build partnerships with local businesses to raise money through advertising for ongoing renovations, equipment upgrades, and support for all our athletes.  In turn, this allows for the growth of our club, which annually supports 1000 local participants.

We would like to thank the local businesses that have committed to participating in the Sponsorship Program;

  • Qualia Designs
  • Kootenay Co-op Grocery Store
  • Kootenay Bakery
  • Kootenay Athletic Therapy

If you are interested or know of a business that you feel would like to participate in our Sponsorship Program please contact Charmaine at charmaine@glaciergymnastics or leave a message 250-352-2227.

Sponsorship Brochure

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Grocery Cards – Monthly Sales!

We are happy to once again have the support of our local grocery stores!
Monthly sales for 2017-18 will begin in time for October pick up.

         Save On Foods                   The Kootenay Co-op

Our goal this year is to sell $130,000.00 in grocery cards and raise $10,000.00.

Glacier Gymnastics Club makes between 6-8% on every dollar sold. Because groceries are something that everyone needs this is a great fundraiser for our membership. Buy your groceries with cards and it’s like free money for the club!!

2 Ways to Participate


Monthly Subscription Order

  • complete an order form (below).
  • provide us with postdated cheques or credit card info.
  • we’ll order you cards each month (last week of the month).
  • pick up will be no later than the 15th the following month.

Save Time – Order Online (Recurring Order)

You can also print off the Paper Order Form and drop it off at the Club.


One Time Orders

Perfect if you want to participate once in a while, or sell cards to friends, family or co-workers. Just pre-order with us and we’ll add it to the monthly tally.

  • send in an order form (below).
  • pre-order by the last week of the month.
  • pick up will be no later than the 15th the following month (usually earlier).
  • pay when you pick them up (Cash or Cheque only).

Save Time – Order Online (1x Pre-Order)

You can also print off the Paper Order Form (1x Pre-Order) and drop it off at the Club.


Sales Blitz Coming Soon!!

Each season we’ll plan a number of sales initiatives that take us out into the community and sell cards outside the membership. Blitz’s will include prizes and sales incentives to reward the gymnasts for getting involved and participating. The last blitz of the season will be incorporated with a club social!

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New! – 2 Sessions – Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Registration

Important!!
We are running two sessions this Fall

  • Sep-Oct (7 weeks)
  • Nov-Dec (7 weeks)

Fees Clarification

All class fees reflect actual instructional time. We rarely cancel a class – but frequently schedule around holidays, tournaments & events. Any missed classes are planned in advance, and the fees you pay reflect the missed day(s). Planned closures can be viewed on the Session Dates & Holidays page.

In the event that a class is cancelled, you will be issued a credit or refund.


Registration opens September 11th online at 7:00 am.


Visit the How to Register page for instructions on registration, payment & refund policies.

Visit Your Customer Portal page to learn how to login in and use the online registration system.

*The Annual Membership Fee of $35 (tentative cost) is not included in the program price.


Class Descriptions can be found on the following pages.
PreSchool | Day Time Classes | Girls Gymnastics | Boys Gymnastics | Trampoline & Tumbling | Adult Gymnastics


Tots

Sep – Oct: 7 weeks


PreSchool

Sep – Oct: 7 weeks


GymStars

Sep – Oct: 7 weeks


Kindergarten

Sep – Oct: 7 weeks


Gymnastics – Day Time

Sep – Oct: 7 weeks


Gymnastics – Girls – School Ages

Sep – Oct: 7 weeks


Gymnastics – Boys – School Ages

Sep – Oct: 7 weeks


Trampoline & Tumbling

Sep – Oct: 7 weeks

Classes are coed unless otherwise stated.

Trampoline


Adult Classes

Sep – Oct: 7 weeks

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City Lease Agreement

The City is moving the Club from our old License to Occupy agreement to a formal Lease Agreement.

In keeping with policy (City-Owned Property Lease/Rental Fees) the lease agreement makes the Club responsible for:

  • Taxes: ? we’re not sure…  $360 000.00 is our estimate – but we received a permissive tax exemption for 2017/18.
  • Rent: $18000.00 based on 5% of the above (a decrease from current $19845.00)
  • Operational & Maintenance Fees: $14700.00 (variable amount that will fluctuate with actual costs).
  • Water & Sewer: $8466.00

As water and electrical services are not metered; costs are an estimate based on the square footage we use.

This represents an increase of approximately $20-$23,000.00
This represents a net-zero policy, whereby the operational costs of the facility assigned to our footprint are passed on – at full cost to the Club and its membership.

Contact City Council
http://www.nelson.ca/EN/meta/contact/staff-directory/mayor-council.html


In the News

Nelson Star
http://www.nelsonstar.com/sports/glacier-gymnastics-facing-23k-rent-increase/

The Nelson Daily
http://thenelsondaily.com/news/city-more-doubles-rent-glacier-gymnastics-club-order-help-pay-civic-costs-45061

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Summer Schedules Available

Summer programs have been posted and are available for registration.

Recreational Camps –> see the Summer Camps section of the website.

  • ages 4-6 yrs
  • ages 6 & up
  • trampoline (ages 6 & up)

Developmental & Competitive –> see the Team sections of the website

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Volunteers Needed – February 18th

If you and your gymnast are able to help sell Save-On Foods grocery cards at the mall, we would love to have you join us! Please fill in your info on this form to sign up for a shift. Selling shifts are 3 hours long and we would like to have gymnasts present to represent the club along with their parent.

This is a simple way to support the club and fulfil your volunteer hours. Also, we have sales incentives again – the more grocery cards you sell, either at Save On or door to door, the more opportunities you have to win prizes such as passes to Ainsworth and the Civic Theatre, gift cards to the Hume Hotel and Ardene, gymnastics parties or reduced gymnastics fees.

We hope to see you on the 18th!

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