Gym Club 2023-24

What is Gym Club?

Gym Club is a year-long gymnastics program commitment for eligible members of Bowen Island Gymnastics Club.

Note: An invitation to register from the Program Director is required in order to join a Gym Club Team.

The Bowen Island Gymnastics Club Competitive training year is from September 16, 2023 to June 22, 2024

Jr and Sr Gym Club gymnasts must attend practices 2X per week (Friday and Saturdays) for the entire training year. Mini Gym Club is on Saturdays only.

Event Fees and Insurance

Gymnasts are encouraged to attend local competitions and performances, please see our year at a glance calendar.

Event fee refunds will only be permitted in the case of a medical withdrawal based upon the event’s refund policy. Event and Annual Insurance fees are payable to Bowen Island Gymnastics Club.

Training Schedule for 2023-24

Mini Gym Club

Ages: 5-7 years

Time: Saturday, 11:00 – 12:45 pm

Insurance Fees: $100.00

Monthly Training Fees: $65.00

Junior Gym Club

Ages: 8-11 years

Time: Friday, 5:00 – 7:00 pm and
Saturday, 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Insurance Fees: $150.00

Monthly Training Fees: $160.00

Senior Gym Club

Ages: 12+

Time: Friday, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Insurance Fees: $150.00

Monthly Training Fees: $160.00

Team CategoryDays / TimesInsurance FeesMonthly Training Fees
Mini Gym Club (ages 5-7 yrs)Saturday, 11:00 am – 12:45 pm$100.00$65.00
Jr Gym Club (ages 8-11 yrs)Friday, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Sr Gym Club (ages 12+)Friday, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Meet participation

Gymnastics BC Calendar:

There is a fee for participating in each Gymnastics meet of $125.00.

2023-2024 Year at a Glance

Saturday, Sept 16, 2023 Fall Term Begins
September 30th, 2023Gym Closed – No classes
October 6-7, 2023 Gym Closed – No classes
November 11th, 2023Gym Closed – No classes
December 1st, 2023Last Day of Gym Club Fall Session
Jan 12-13, 2024
Winter Term begins
February 16-17, 2024Gym Closed – No classes
March 18-21, 2024Spring Break – No classes
April 5-6, 2024Spring Term Begins
April 20-21, 2024Bowen Island Invitational – All Gym Club Groups
May 3rd, 2024Delta Invitational (Richmond Oval) 6 years +
June 16th, 2024Whistler Summer Meet (optional) 6 years +

Club Uniforms

Each gymnast on the Competitive Gym Club team requires a team bodysuit for competitions. Each gymnast will be measured in the fall to ensure a proper fitting bodysuit. Team uniforms are required anytime the team is visiting another club.

Competitive bodysuits are not to be worn at training EXCEPT the Friday before a meet. A bodysuit fee of $150.00 will be required from Gymnasts needing a new suit this year.

Important Information

Like all organizations involved in children’s sports, Bowen Island Gymnastics Club wants to create a positive, enjoyable experience for all participants and members. Bowen Island Gymnastics Club is also committed to providing a harassment-free environment and therefore adopted the Sport BC Policy at Club formation.

Every member of the Bowen Island Gymnastics Club family is expected to treat others with dignity and respect. This includes our participants, coaches, staff and volunteers.

Any behavior that is insulting, intimidating, humiliating, malicious, degrading or offensive is not acceptable. If anyone has comments, talk to your coach OR contact a Bowen Island Gymnastics Club Board Member.

Bowen Island Gymnastics Club Board of Directors has stablished a harassment policy for the support of all our athletes. Board members’ names are found on our website at

Respect for others. This includes fellow participants, coaches, & staff. It is expected that participants will be polite to those around them. Treat others as YOU wish to be treated. Participants will refrain from comments or behaviors which are disrespectful, offensive, or abusive to others.

Participants will be responsible for their own belongings and will refrain from touching or moving other people’s things. If other’s belongings are needed to be moved you must get permission from the owner before touching it.

It is important to dress appropriately for being active. Girls: a body suit is mandatory for practices in this program and long hair should be tied back. If needed, shorts and a tucked in t-shirt is appropriate. It is important to have bare feet in the gym so you do not slip and slide on the equipment. Warts must be covered. For safety, please wear clothing without long sleeves or pant legs, buttons, zippers or belts. Jewelry should be left at home. It is important to have bare feet in the gym so you do not slip and slide on the equipment. Warts must be covered. For safety, please wear clothing without long sleeves or pant legs, buttons, zippers or belts. Jewelry should be left at home.

Participants will conduct themselves in a responsible and orderly fashion. We ask that you treat the facility with respect and the equipment as if it is your own.

We expect that participants will participate in activities willingly and strive to be the best they can be. It is expected that you will conduct yourself in a cheerful and pleasant manner.

Have fun! We hope that each of you will have fun, learn new skills and make friends

Family Commitment Program

Each family is required to contribute a minimum number of volunteer hours per year:

  • 20 hours per year for families with one child in the program
  • 25 hours per year for families with two children in the program
  • 5 additional hours per year for each additional child

For families who cannot, or do not wish to volunteer time, you can opt to pay a fee in lieu:

  • $300 for those families with 1 child in the program
  • $375 for those families with 2 children in the program
  • $450 for those families with 3 children in the program

Fundraising is essential to the fiscal viability of our organization. As such, each family is encouraged to contribute to our fundraising events, time spent will be counted towards your volunteer hours.

Keeping Track of hours and participation

The Family Commitment Program will now be monitored directly by our Board of Directors. Please feel free at any time, to contact us to inquire about the status of your logged hours. When logging hours, please record them in ½ hour increments; ½ hour for up to 30 minutes or 1 hour for a full hour.

You can use this form to submit your time logs. [ADD A FORM]


As we are a volunteer, co-operatively run Club, there are many volunteer opportunities for your family. Some may be ongoing such as Volunteer coordinators and Board Members, whereas others may be occasional, such as bodysuit sales or concession sales. In order to ensure fairness to everyone, each family is required to fulfill their minimal volunteer commitments.

Volunteer opportunities will be communicated via email.

Here are some areas in which volunteers are always needed and truly appreciated:

  • Board of Director Members
  • Communications (newsletter, email info, articles to Undercurrent)
  • Marketing and Promotion (posters, ads, etc.)
  • Administration assistance
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Fundraising & Special Events (Set-up, decorations, etc.)
  • Sponsorships
  • Bake Sales and other Fundraising Sales
  • Recycling at BIRD – dates TBA
  • Help with our annual invitational meet on Bowen
  • Grant writing
  • Athlete body suit organization (measuring, ordering)
  • Bodysuit sales
  • Set-up and take-down of gymnastic equipment (REQUIRED FOR EVERY CLASS!)

Thank you to all our volunteers – you make a HUGE difference!

Register for Gym Club

Deadline September 23, 2023.

Step 1: Login

Please login here with your user name and password. Then come back to this page and click refresh.

Step 2: Select Insurance

Choose your the insurance option for your Gym Club program. Hover over the options below and add to cart.

Step 3: Volunteer Hours

If you are not able to volunteer during the year, you need to also choose a Volunteer Fees package:

Step 4: Choose Your Package

Once you’ve done this, choose the right Gym Club package and add to cart.

You can pay for the whole year up front or pay for the first month of Gym Club fees and we’ll invoice you monthly for the subsequent months.

Click “select options” to review these options and once you select the one you prefer, you can proceed to checkout.

Note: You must be logged in with your Gym Club username to be able to add your package to the cart.

Step 5: Check Out and BIGC Registration

When you complete your purchase you’ll be prompted to:

  • Add BIGC Club Membership for the current year to your order
  • Confirm your order and check out with payment
  • Complete a BC Gymnastics liability waiver for the current year
  • Fill out the BIGC Program registration form after checkout

If you need to complete BIGC Program Registration form for additional gymnasts, you can fill it in here.