• Simes Lisa

    Lisa Simes

    Lisa began her gymnastics career in Regina with the Queen City Gymnastics Club and went on to become a provincial gymnastics champion in Saskatchewan from 1988 to 1992 and in Ontario from 1994 to 1995. She was the Western Canadian Read more →

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    Charles “Chuck” Sebestyen

    Chuck Sebestyen, an Olympic coach, has spent many hours working with gymnasts. In 1958, Sebestyen began coaching gymnastics in Saskatoon. Chuck’s coaching exploits included the Pan American Games, the Tokyo Olympics in Japan, the Saskatchewan Men’s Gymnastic Team at the Read more →

  • Keith Russell

    Keith Russell

    Prince Albert born Keith Russell’s motto is simple “bite off more than you can chew, then chew like hell”. Using his experiences as an athlete to enforce and influence his practices as an educator and coach, Keith has been one Read more →

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    James Rozon

    Competing in local and regional events, James Rozon got his start in gymnastics in Saskatoon. Eventually, it would lead him on a journey around the world. From 1976 to 1980 Rozon was a provincial, western and national athlete with the Read more →

  • Warren Long

    Warren Long

    Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Warren Long began gymnastics much to the chagrin of his grade school teachers, who caught him performing headstands on top of his desk. Having been placed in the school’s gymnastics program soon after, Warren began Read more →

  • Lacy Irene

    Irene (Haworth) Lacy

    In 1961, Irene Lacy won two medals at the Canadian Gymnastic Championships, and was soon recognized as one of Canada’s top gymnasts. In 1962, Irene was a member of the Saskatchewan team that won senior gold at the Canadian Championships, Read more →

  • Kroupa Marta

    Marta (Zelenkova) Kroupa

    Originally from Czechoslovakia, Marta Kroupa moved to Esterhazy in 1974 and immediately began incorporating rhythmic gymnastics into a fitness program at a local community college and in her physical education classes at her school. This led to the development of Read more →

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    Glenna (Sebestyen) Fairbrother

    Saskatoon’s Glenna Fairbrother joined the St. Mary’s Gym Club as an active five year-old in 1957. By 1960, she had progressed to the point that she placed 8th all-around in the Canadian Junior National Championships. Glenna’s successes continued and by Read more →

  • Bakker Gail

    Gail (Daley) Bakker

    Gail Bakker was Canada’s only female gymnast to participate in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, finishing 55th in the games. She became the first Canadian female to receive a pin from the International Gymnastics Federation for achieving 9.0 or higher in Read more →