Twisters Gymnastics Club is a non-profit society incorporated in June 1977, due to the inspiration of its principal founder Liz Carter, who remained the club administrator for 25 years. The club worked out of school gymnasiums, initially running a recreational program and after 2 years formed a competitive girl’s team. A daytime program for pre-schoolers was started at a local community centre. The numbers grew to approximately 250 gymnasts with a number of boys showing an interest in competing.
In order to grow as a club, and meet the demand of the community, a building committee was formed and government funding sought, as well as various fund raising projects undertaken. After working out of school gyms for ten years, the club moved to its existing building. The gym was built with the aid of a BC Government grant, club fundraising, and an interest-free loan from the District of Matsqui. Parents volunteered many hours to assist with painting and digging the trenches. The facility is one of the best equipped in the province.
“To provide a high quality gymnastics program which enhances the participants’ mental and physical development and self-confidence.”
Twisters Gymnastics strives to inspire the “spirit of sport” in every athlete. Every athlete’s involvement in the sport is important to the Club.
Twisters Gymnastics encourages athletes who do display a high level of skill to enlarge upon this talent through our competitive program. However, the Club ensures that gymnastics is available to the maximum number of athletes in the area and not just those of a high skill level through our recreational program.
Sportsmanship, team spirit and co-operation are all vital to our athletes. We strive to reflect these qualities at Twisters Gymnastics.
Twisters Gymnastics seeks to provide a high quality program that encourages every athlete to work to his or her potential at every level of development and ability ranging from recreational to elite.
All athletes are encouraged to develop their skills in balance, coordination, flexibility, and strength of body and mind in a safe and nurturing environment that encourages the enjoyment of physical activity, self-confidence, and excellence in sport.
The Twisters community is expected to model sportsmanship, team spirit, and cooperation in all aspects of participation and celebration of sport and competition.
Governed by the BC Society Act as a Non-Profit organization, Twisters Gymnastcis Club is reliant on and accountable to, it’s membership. This membership is open to all guardians of actively registered atheletes and/or atheletes over the age of 18, which is then lead by a volunteer Board of Directors. With the selfless and continuous commitment of this nominated and voted in group of Executives and Directors, Twisters Gymnastics Club provides the community with valuable programs both recreational and competitive to the youth of the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland.
Committed to our Mission Statement and Philosopy, the Board of Directors has worked towards providing one of the best gymnastics facilities in the province, turning out National and Olympic level athletes who represent Twisters Gymnastics Club with pride, integrity and excellence.
Please take a moment to download and become acquainted with our policies. Our policies are in place to ensure transparency, fairness and structure for all of our members and athletes.
Twisters Gymnastics is financially assisted by the the generous sponsorship of both monetary and in-kind services, donated by businesses in our community. If you would like to join our team as a sponsor, supporting physical literacy and active health, please contact our office at General Inquiries
To learn more about sponsorship and how you can help visit our sponsors page.
Twisters Gymnastics Club will be hosting our annual Twisters Invitational. This year will be a little bit different – A Virtual Tournament! Registrations are now open and we encourage you to register as soon as possible and review the requirements for this year’s unique tournament guidelines.