The Ed Brougham Club Award was established in 1997 to honour the tremendous contribution made to Gymnastics by Ed Brougham. The criteria used for selecting the winning club reflect the principles which guided Ed’s leadership in gymnastics. A former G.O. and G.C.G. Board Member and President, Ed worked his way up through the gymnastics system, working tirelessly in a wide variety of roles, collecting many awards and accolades along the way. Ed finally retired from gymnastics in 1999, and sadly passed away in 2002; he is greatly missed by everyone in the gymnastics community who worked with him.
From the inception of this award to the 2009-2010 season, one club award was given each year, with the size of the club rotating on a 3-year cycle for Small, Medium, and Large-size clubs. As of the 2010-2011 season, there will now be one Ed Brougham Club Award annually for EACH of the three different club sizes. Member clubs are split into three categories based on the total number of fully paid registrations received as of June 30th. The exact split will be reviewed by the Awards Committee, and may be adjusted as needed. The split below was adjusted in April, 2010:
Small Club Membership up to 200 total registrations
Medium Club Membership of 201 – 750 total registrations
Large Club Membership of 751 or more total registrations
The following is a list of criteria that will be taken into account when selecting an award recipient:
- Percentage increase in total registrations, coaches’ certifications, and disciplines offered;
- Events hosted by the club in the past year: Qualifiers, Canada Cups, or Ontario Championships; Elite Ontario; Ontario Gymnaestrada; sanctioned invitationals; GCG events; and hosting of NCCP courses
- Number of athletes named to Gymnastics Ontario and Gymnastics Canada Teams
- Demonstrated support for Risk Management & Respect-in-Sport programs
- Attendance at the G.O. AGM and Coaching for Coaches Congress
- Participation in G.O. Fundraising Events
- Participation in Invitational Events outside Ontario
- Promotion of Gymnastics outside the club – e.g., successful solicitation of media coverage for events, brochure distribution, mall/school demonstrations, etc.
- Participation in local municipal events such as sports days, parades, festivals, etc.
Other relevant information as specified on the submission
Club submissions should be accompanied by a summary of the club’s activities over the past membership year (e.g., July to June), with particular attention paid to Events Hosted, Participation Increase by the club, and Promotion of Gymnastics outside the club.
The new “2016 Ed Brougham Club of the Year Nomination Form” must be completed and must form part of the nomination submission.
Nominations to be submitted to:
Gymnastics Ontario Awards Committee
2950 Keele Street, Suite 202
North York, ON M3M 2H2
Nominations will be short-listed by the Awards Committee and approved by the Gymnastics Ontario Board of Directors.
The recipient club will be presented with a commemorative plaque and banner at the G.O. Annual Awards Banquet. The recipient Club’s name will also be engraved on the Ed Brougham Memorial Plaque which hangs permanently in the G.O. Office. Recipients will receive two complimentary tickets to the Awards Banquet, and photos may be posted on the G.O. website Recipients will be notified by Gymnastics Ontario a minimum of 30 days prior to the Awards Banquet in order to confirm attendance. Awards not presented at the Awards Banquet will be sent to the recipient by mail.
Ed Brougham Club Award Hall of Honour
1997 Rainbow Rhythmics Club
1998 Kanata Rhythmic Sportive Gymnastics Club
1999 Ajax Acros Gymnastics Club
2000 Fort Frances Trampoline Club
2001 Schlegels Gymnastics Centre Inc.
2003 York Stars Rhythmic Gymnastics Club
2004 Sport Seneca
2004 Twisters Gymnastics & Trampoline Club
2005 Spring Action Trampoline
2006 Milton Springers Gymnastics Club
2007 Oakville Gymnastics Club
2008 Woolwich Cardinals Gymnastics Club
2009 Kingston Gymnastics Club
2010 Futures Gymnastics Centre
2011 Small Club = Olympium Rhythmic Gymnastics
2011 Medium Club = Borden Gymnastics Club
2011 Large Club = Toronto Gymnastics International
2012 Small Club = Kalev Estienne
2012 Medium Club = Skyriders Trampoline Centre
2012 Large Club = Burlington Gymnastics Club
2013 Small Club = Jusco Rhythmic
2013 Large Club = Pickering Athletic Centre
2013 Large Club = Rose City Gymnastics
2014 Large Club = Thunder Bay Giant Gymnastics
2014 Medium Club = Just Bounce Trampoline
2014 Small Club = Not Awarded
2015 Large Club = Milton Springers
2015 Medium Club = Muskoka Limberettes
2015 Small Club = Kanata Rhythmic Sportive
2016 Large Club = Gymnastics Mississauga
2016 Medium Club = Infinity Gymnastics
2016 Small Club = Silhouettes of York
2017 Large Club = Kitchener Waterloo Gymnastics
2017 Medium Club = World Class Gymnastics
2017 Small Club = Viva Rhythmic Gymnastics
2018 Small Club = OAA
2018 Large Club = GymZone Gymnastics and Athletics
2019 Small Club – Mitchell Gymnastics
2019 Medium Club – Forest City Gymnastics
2019 Large Club – Alliston Nikolettes
2020 Burlington Gymnastics Club