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Opening of the gym to our competitive athletes

Dear Rideau family,

With the opening of the gym to our competitive athletes this week, we wanted to reach out and provide an update to our recreational athletes and summer camps.

Recreational Gymnastics:

Currently, Gymnastics Ontario has allowed for the return of competitive athletes only. We look forward to the time when all our athletes are able to return to training, learning and playing but that time has not yet arrived.

We will be allowed to introduce recreational athletes and recreational activities, including our summer camps, at the beginning of July. We do not have an exact date of return yet but we will be sure to pass along any new information once it becomes available to us from the provincial government and Gymnastics Ontario.

We know your kids are looking forward to returning to the sport that they love and we hope to continue seeing a downtrend in COVID-19’s spread in the Ottawa community.

Summer Camps:

There have been some questions regarding the Summer Camps for a Loonie Program, particularly around the reason for registration being set at one dollar. The Summer Camps for a Loonie is an initiative we have started to lessen your financial commitment upfront while being prepared for the possibility that you may be asked to return to work in the near future.

It is our hope that parents will use this registration system fairly and enrol only if you intend for your child to attend camp, so as not to fill the spot that another child may wish to fill with certainty of attendance. This being said, if for any reason your child is no longer able to attend summer camp, your loonie will be credited to your account and may be put towards anything in the future.

The remainder of the balance is asked to be paid in full, one week ahead of your child’s camp start date.

You can read more about the Summer Camps for a Loonie Program here:

(however, please note that this news article contains the most up-to-date information about the program)

Book Summer Camp for a Loonie Program

List of summer camps and their full cost is available here:


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

The Rideau Gymnastics Team