Hello Everyone! We are so happy to be back doing what we love and your support through all of this has been amazing.
Monday, September 20th, 2021
Hello parents, I just wanted to thank you all in advance for your patience and understanding as we try to work through another set of rules. Some information we were given last week has been clarified late this afternoon and we will need to change course effective immediately. As of tomorrow, (Tuesday September 21st) Mountain Shadows is required to implement the Restriction Exemption Program (REP) due to some programming operated by the club which requires the verification of proof of vaccine.
Going forward we will no longer be able to accommodate any parents in the facility unless you are in a Busy Bees (parents assisted) program. These parents will be required to show proof once at the beginning of the session and then we will keep it on file for the remaining weeks. Masks are also mandatory during the class for the parents. Unfortunately at this time we do not have the staffing in place to be able to check the vaccine status of everyone entering the building, so parent viewing will be discontinued for the time being. All children will be allowed to participate without vaccine confirmation. We recognize this is not ideal and whether we agree or disagree with the policy, it’s where we are at if we want to continue to stay open. We did run the programs this way in the spring and did so with no problems, so are hoping the parents are willing to cooperate with us once again. Masks are still mandatory to enter and exit the building for the children, but not required while participating.
Please feel free to contact the office if you have any questions or need further clarification.
MSGC Management and Staff
Mountain Shadows Gymnastics Club (MSGC) opened its doors in Okotoks, Alberta on October 15, 1996. As one of the few privately owned gymnastic clubs in Alberta, MSGC offers an 8000 square meter facility equipped for recreational programs and a girls’ competitive program for gymnasts in JO Level 2 to 10. Equipped with 3 floor-level trampolines and a large 6 foot deep loose foam pit, MSGC is an excellent location for all types of recreational gymnastics for boys and girls as well as recreational trampolining and tumbling and all types of group outings and birthdays.
Located in the fast-growing town of Okotoks, MSGC not only serves the many gymnasts and groups of its home town, but is also within a 15 minute drive of Calgary, High River, Black Diamond, and Turner Valley areas.
MSGC is owned by Jim McLuskey, who has over 50 years’ experience coaching competitive and recreational gymnastics. He is a Level 3 certified coach in the National Coaching Certification Program and also has a degree in Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education. Jim was also founder and head coach of the Altadore Gymnastics Club of Calgary. All of the Mountain Shadows staff are certified in the National Coaching Certification Program and are members of the Alberta Gymnastics Federation. Coaches are here to support and encourage children of all ages and abilities in the sport of gymnastics. Michelle Bahr is the manager and has been with Mountain Shadows in this capacity almost since its opening. Mountain Shadows prides itself in the fact they offer well organized and quality programs for all the gymnasts of the area.