OUR MISSION STATEMENT :: I'MPOSSIBLE
Wayland Sports Penticton is dedicated to helping all participants reach their potential, both physically and mentally, through the sports of gymnastics and dance. Every child, regardless of ability, deserves the best instruction possible. It is our goal to provide a safe and loving atmosphere in which each child knows he or she is valued. We will strive to provide an environment that cultivates listening skills, confidence, self-esteem, self-discipline, honesty, hard work ethics, team work, goal setting and responsibility. Wayland Sports is a place where all children can feel great about their accomplishments. Most important, we hope that years after the children have moved on from their gymnastics and dance training, they will look back at their experience at Wayland Sports Penticton and recognize the lifelong benefits. Our goal is to make the sports of gymnastics and dance fun, safe and challenging activities for athletes in a positive environment led by experienced, skilled and professional coaches. At Wayland Sports Penticton we commit ourselves to helping each child reach her/his fullest potential and achieve their goals and dreams.
Annette Card: Level 2 artistic gymnastics and trampoline coach. Annette has been coaching Gymnastics for 34years and used to be an art. gymnastics competitor in West Germany. Annette was born in Germany and moved to the Okanagan in 1992. She has 2 grown children actively involved in sports. January 2007 she became the head coach and general manager of FitKidz Gymnastics. Fitkidz changed ownership Dec. 31st 2019 and is now part of the Wayland Sports for kids family.
Kari Alex: Kari Alex is a qualified Level 3 (NCCP) instructor of Rhythmic Gymnastics. She trained in Richmond, B.C. from Grades 1 through 12, competed twice in the Canadian Nationals and was the Provincial Champion in her senior year. Kari has been coaching RG starting as an assistant coach at the age of 13 and has enjoyed coaching ever since (30 years). She has coached every level from preschoolers to adult, recreational, competitive and performance teams.
Frank Perrier: Frank has been with Fitkidz for 3 years as a rec and comp coach. He played, instructed and coached tennis, alpine skiing, cycling, soccer, football and rugby. He also is a certified Skiing (NCCP 2/CanSKI Level 1, CSIA Level 3 and Exel Nordic Level one instructor. Our kids call him "Frankiboy" Frankichuck or "Uncle Franky'
Karlyn Gurnsey: NCCP Level 1 artistic Gymnastics, Trampolining, Active Start Certified Instructor. Karlyn worked at several Gymnastics Club throughout Alberta and BC. She has 4 children, all actively involved in Sports. :)
Cheryl Mittens: Best Office manager, Secretary, First Aid
Maya Bassot: NCCP Level 1 artistic Gymnastics, previous provincial competitor
Elsa Siemons: NCCP Level 1 artistic Gymnastics, previous competitive Gymnast
Samantha Gurnsey: CIT (High school gymnast and also Kralyn's daughter)
Kate Vanderweghe: CIT (High school gymnast)
Ava Morrison: CIT (High School Gymnast)