About IGC

Imagine Gymnastics - Formally Olds Gymnastics Club (OGC) and Carstairs Gymnastics Club (CGC) is a non-profit club that is committed to cultivating and evolving resilient athletes. OGC and CGC have been training exceptional athletes since 1977. We believe in physical literacy, healthy lifestyles and positive body image.  

Manifesto

We teach kids first, and gymnastics second. We invest in our relationships and support each other through times of celebration and times of defeat. We lean on each other.   

 

We know that the ingredients for successful gymnasts include grace, discipline, mental & physical agility, and persistence. We can achieve great things when we stay the course. 

We also believe in having fun! Fun is such an important component of all sports. Otherwise, why would we be here? We love gymnastics and aren’t afraid to show it! Gymnastics can be a very technical and challenging sport, which is why having a sense of humour and getting silly sometimes is critical. It’s important to really enjoy what you’re doing, so you can be emotionally invested and mentally present. Sometimes you just need a good laugh to help you re-focus when things go sideways.  

 

Our coaching staff are passionate about what they do and are life-long learners; continuously improving their own skills so they can bring perspective and expertise to IGC. Continuing Education is a requirement of our staff and our commitment to you, the athlete. We live our values and walk our talk. 

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How We Roll

Mission Statement  

Imagine Gymnastics Club (IGC) creates a transformative art and athletic community for families in Central Alberta.  

Vision  

IGC envisions a world where children can realize their athletic potential, creating wellness for themselves and in their families and communities – now and in the future.  

Club Values

Integrity: We are open and transparent in our communities, relationships, and actions. We hold ourselves to the highest professional and ethical behaviours in our dealings with our athletes and their families, our partners and sponsors, and with our community.  

Respect: We respect those around us by being patient and kind, and by lifting each other up. We believe that diversity makes us stronger. We show ourselves respect by cultivating a positive body-image and attitude, by practicing self-care to maintain physical and mental health. True respect starts within.  

Empowerment: We empower our athletes with skill, resources, opportunity and motivation. We believe that fun is an essential component of sport. Through sport, we foster a sense of well-being so that real and positive change becomes possible. Confidence and courage are the first steps to any great endeavour – in gymnastics and in life. I can achieve.   

Excellence: Life is short, and every day is a new opportunity. We strive to be the best we can be – today - in all our many roles; as coaches, as administrators, as athletes, as family and community members. We are life-long learners. We are committed to stretching and reaching, honing and refining our skills, because self-improvement never ends.  

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Land Acknowledgement

In the spirit of respect and truth, we honour and acknowledge that IGC is located on the traditional Treaty 7 territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani as well as the Stoney Nakoda and Tsuut'ina nations. We acknowledge the members of the Metis community and specifically, the Métis Nation Region Three.
 

Finally, in the spirit of reconciliation and because we are all treaty people, we also acknowledge all people of Olds and Carstairs who make our homes in the traditional Treaty 7 territory of Central and Southern Alberta.