September 2011

Welcome and Welcome Back!

Welcome to all of our new members and welcome back to all of our returning members. We are looking forward to another great year here at HGA with lots of fun and lots and lots of gymnastics for everyone. We are trying to reduce the amount of paper that we are producing, so check the website newsletter each month to find out what is happening in the gym. There will be a small amount available at the front desk, as well as being posted in the lobby.

Entering and Leaving the Gym

We are looking forward to our biggest year of recreational enrollment yet! This means there will be a lot more congestion during class change over times. Parents you can help us by sending your child into the coat room area to enter the gym, and waiting for your child in the lobby area after class. The children will be exiting the gym through the gym door at the end of the hallway by the coat hooks. If your child is able to get ready by themselves please allow them to do so. The fewer parents in the coat room area, the less congestion for everyone.

Remember - The coat room area is not a change room. If your child needs privacy to change we have two washrooms that they may use.

Viewing Area

Because we need to maximize the space in the gym our parent’s viewing area is small. This is the only area in which you can view your child’s class. Please do not sit in the gym or in the coat room as it creates congestion and distraction. Cell Phones- there are no camera cell phones allowed in the coat room, or the gym. Cameras-we can not allow you to take pictures of your child from the viewing area. Not only does this create distraction, but under the privacy act we can not guarantee other parents that you are only taking pictures of your child. You are welcome to take pictures at the end of the session on Parent’s Day.

Birthday Parties

If you are thinking of booking a Birthday Party do it fast because they are already filling up! CHECK OUT OR NEW PARTY TIMES ON SUNDAY!


The HGA is a non profit organization and we depend a lot on our fundraising activities to help provide the quality programs we run. Keep your eye on the gym for the new equipment we purchased with the money we raised last year. We will let you know when it arrives. This fall/winter we will be running a Chocoooo and Collection fundraiser. Look for the order catalogues to be handed out starting Sept. 24th. There are all sorts of yummy chocolate gifts and cool non chocolate gifts you can order for Christmas. We will also be doing our Poinsettia fundraiser closer to Christmas as well.

Bodysuit Sale

We are so excited to have “One by One” come back to sell us their beautiful body suits. They will be here at the gym: Wed. Sept. 28th, Sat. Oct. 1st and Sun. Oct. 2nd

Summer Camp

We had a great summer camp with the biggest attendance in years! We would like to thank First Student Canada for providing our bussing and Canada Summer Jobs for giving us a grant to hire two full time coaches!


We are looking forward to another fun year of coaching and teaching new skills. Look here each month to see who our coach and CIT of the month will be.

We have a lot of new Coaches in Training this year, and many of our previous Coaches in Training have graduated to full fledged coaches! It is going to be a great year!

Hamilton Gymnastics Academy has been providing high quality gymnastic instruction to thousands of children in our community since 1981.
HGA serves Ancaster, Hamilton, Brantford, Caledonia, and Flamborough with both Competitive and Recreational Gymnastics Programs.

Hamilton Gymnastic Academy
1330 Sandhill Drive, Ancaster, ON, L9G 4V5
Phone: 905-648-3308

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