Gymnastics Canada welcomes new Board members elected at the 2022 Annual General Meeting

“After two years of virtual meetings, the opportunity to meet face to face and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the sport of Gymnastics in Canada was welcomed by all” said Jeff Thomson, Chair of the Gymnastics Canada Board of Directors; “We also had the opportunity to thank the departing Board members, welcome four new Board members, and engage in healthy dialogue with all leaders across the country”.

Completing their Board terms were Barb Bergeron (ON), Nathalie Bastien (QC) and Nick Lenehan (NS).  The remaining and new(*) Gymnastics Canada Board members are as follows:

Name                                       Term                                        Expertise
Jeff Thomson (BC)                    Term ends 2024                        Leadership/Technical/FIG
Bonnie DeGroot (AB)               Term ends 2024                        Business Mgmt/Events
Bernard Petiot (QC)                  Term ends 2024                        HR/Business Mgmt/Technical
Cory Paterson (QC)                  Term ends 2024                        Athlete Representative
*Nancy Blanton (NB)                Term ends 2026                        Technical/Business Mgmt
*Pavel Kotov (QC)                    Term ends 2026                        Organisational Development
*Wendy Smith (MB)                 Term ends 2026                        Change Mgmt/Diversity
*Robin Uchida (ON)                 Term ends 2026                        Leadership/Strategic Planning

“While the past number of years have been challenging on many fronts, Gymnastics Canada has been successful in continuing forward with its Strategic Plan priorities” said Ian Moss, CEO of Gymnastics Canada; “ we were happy to show the membership the progress of the national body in respect to financial management and stability, Safe Sport case management, national team initiatives and increased investments, and continued member service initiatives in the areas of introductory programming (CanGym) and the NCCP transition”.

Gymnastics Canada wishes to extend its thanks to the staff of Gymnastics Saskatchewan for their assistance in hosting the AGM.

First established in 1969, Gymnastics Canada has been supporting the mastery of movement in Canada for five decades as the national governing body for the sport of gymnastics in Canada. We work closely with the twelve provincial federations and 700 local clubs to provide a broad range of programs and services to meet the needs of all participants. From athlete development to coach and judge 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 experiences through the delivery of quality and safe gymnastics programming. Visit for more information or follow us @gymcan1. From here, we soar.


For more information, contact:
Taylor Matthews
Gymnastics Canada