33rd Annual Academy Awards

At the Island Gymnastics Academy’s recent Annual Awards Banquet, the club’s top gymnasts were honored for the 2014-2015 season.  Gymnasts were selected from each training group based on competitive results, work ethic and leadership, level of improvement over the year, and sportsmanship. Participation medals were also awarded to the Academy’s Mini Tumblers to recognize their hard works and accomplishments in the pre-competitive program.

It was an exceptional year for the Academy’s competitive teams, who travelled to numerous competitions in the Atlantic region as well as events in Tampa, Montreal, and Gatineau. Academy gymnasts also contributed eleven of the twelve 2015 Canada Games team members who represented PEI in Prince George, BC this past February. The club’s programs continue to grow with over 1000 registered gymnasts.

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In the women’s program, award winners included Paige Mills, Clare Murphy, Tanisha Tawil, Hannah Lawless, Sadie Lund, Charlotte Thompson, Lucy Kirby, and Karisa Quinn.

The men’s program winners included Isaac Bourque, Baylen Jupp, Leland Morgan and Matt Gallant.

The Academy also recognized long time members Scott Chandler and Kelly Gillis with special awards for their spirit, leadership and commitment.


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2015 Gymnastics PEI ADL Award Winners!

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Senior Male Athlete of the Year: Matt Gallant
Junior Male Athlete of the Year: Isaac Bourque
Provincial Stream Male Athlete of the Year: Baylen Jupp
Senior Female Athlete of the Year: Karisa Quinn
Junior Female Athlete of the Year: Natalie Haddad
Provincial Stream Female Athlete of the Year: Sophie Mayne
Coach of the Year: Kelly Gillis
Administrator of the Year: Courtney Anderson
Club Coach of the Year: Sara MacDonald
Team of the Year: Canada Games 2015 Men’s Team
(Matt Gallant, Alex Mann, Ted Landry, Ryan McKenna,
Jesse Robertson, Isaac Bourque and coach C.J. Keliher)

Fantastic Job Everyone!!

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After 22 years of gymnastics, Scott Chandler is hosting his FINAL
competition at home with some of his closest friends. Join Scott along
with performances from Olympians David Kikuchi and Crystal Gilmore, Pan American Games athletes Hugh Smith and Patricia Arreguin, as well as PEI’s Canada Games Teams and PEI gymnastics alumni. A night of Atlantic Canada’s best gymnastics, dance, music, and comedy.

WHEN:  June 19th

TIME:  7:00-9:00pm

WHERE:  Island Gymnastics Academy



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Standing Room Only at 34th Annual Gymstrada!!!


Congratulations to all of our fantastic athletes and coaches for another outstanding performance at our end of year Gymstrada!! and a special Thank You to all of our wonderful volunteers who helped to make this year so successful!!

Here are a few pictures from the show!!

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Have a great summer!!!





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Island Gymnastics Academy Hosts 34th Annual Gymstrada


Gymnasts from the Island Gymnastics Academy will perform their annual gymnastics dance and tumbling extravaganza, Gymstrada, at the CHI-WAN YOUNG CENTRE, UPEI on June 5 and 6. A much-loved Academy tradition, the year end show features both recreational and competitive gymnasts from pre-school to National level.  The competitive girls will feature numbers choreographed by Halina Terentieva, who directs the dance program for the club.

 “Each year I am always so impressed with our Gymstrada. It is a very entertaining show. ” says Recreation Director, Shelley Ferguson.

 Island Gymnastics Academy continues to expand its programs and registered over 1000 gymnasts this season. The performances run at 6:00pm on Friday and 11:00am on Saturday and are open to the public.

Admission is $5 adult, $2 school-aged children, and free for pre-schoolers.

We hope to see you there!!!!

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Silver Medal for Matthew Gallant at Canadian Gymnastics Championships

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Island Gymnastics Academy gymnasts represented PEI very well at the Canadian Gymnastics Championships, May 28-31 in Gatineau, QC. Matt Gallant posted PEI’s best results in National Open after qualifying in the top eight to compete in two event finals: rings and pommel horse. He claimed the silver medal on pommels and placed fifth on rings.  The pommels medal was a first for PEI. Gallant also qualified to the pommels event final at the recent Canada Games in Prince George, B.C.

 “Matt delivered an exceptional pommels routine to claim the silver medal. It was a really strong field of gymnasts and we could not be prouder. “ says coach C.J. Keliher. Keliher was recently named the PEI Canada Games team coach for the next four years heading into the 2019 Games. He is also completing his final module of the NCCP Level 4 coaching certification this week in Gatineau, making him one of only a handful of Level 4 coaches on PEI.

 Teammate Alex Mann placed 12th all-around in the Open category.  Ryan McKenna competed in his first Nationals and placed 27th all-around. A combined team of National Open gymnasts from both PEI and New Brunswick posted a 7th place finish in the team competition.

 Senior Scott Chandler, who turns forty in June, competed in his final Nationals in the Senior division. He was made an Honorary National Team Member by Gymnastics Canada’s Men’s Program Director, Tony Smith, for his outstanding longevity in the sport and continuing to inspire gymnasts across the country with his spirit and determination.

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