It is with great sadness that we are announcing the loss of a member of our gymnastics family. Gerry Famula a member of our board, a loving father, a devoted husband and friend to many, passed away Tuesday. Gerry had been involved with our club for about 6 years and was the go to guy for just about anything. His warm smile and willingness to help made him a friendly fixture at his home away from home. He will be greatly missed by so many. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family.
Obituary FAMULA, Gerald “Gerry” Passed away peacefully on November 14, 2017 with family by his side. Predeceased by his mother Marjorie (1998) and his father Alfons (2004). Survived by his wife Catherine, 3 children Abigail, Emilia & Audrey, his sister, Anne (Dr. William Wynveen), Rosalyn (Rod Power), Richard (Susan Neal), Sylvia (Leonard Scurto), and Gayle (Bruce Wintemute). Also survived by his mother-in-law Catherine Revenberg and father-in-law Ted Revenberg (Judy), Michael Revenberg (Christine), Ruth Rappa (Frank), John Revenberg, Peter Revenberg, Erin Teskey (Jeff). He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Gerry was a 45 year employee of Chrysler Canada. He was heavily involved with his children’s activities at Rose City Gymnastics and was an active board member for 6 years. He also supported his wife in her position at the Windsor Sleep Disorder Clinic by facilitating its growth and expansion. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Road East, 519-253-7234 on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 2-4, and 6-9 p.m., and will continue Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until time of Chapel Service at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a trust fund set up for Gerry’s daughters, Windsor Regional Cancer Centre Foundation, Transition 2 Betterness (T2B) or Rose City Gymnastics. Online condolences may be shared with the family at windsorchapel.com ... See MoreSee Less
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Canadian women come out strong in qualifiers at Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
MONTREAL, QC (October 3, 2017) – The Canadian women’s team came out strong in their qualifiers Tuesday night in Montreal at the 2017 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships with Ellie Black of Halifax, NS currently sitting atop the standings in the all-around competition after the second of five subdivisions, and Brooklyn Moors of Cambridge, ON currently sitting in 7th.
Black also currently sits in first on beam with a score of 13.433, second on vault, third on floor, and 6th on bars and has a total score of 55.766. Elena Eremina of Russia currently sits in second in the all-around with 54.999, and Nina Derwael of Belarus is in third with 53.598.
“It was an awesome day of competition to go in there with these girls, and to experience this competition in Montreal with the crowd cheering us on was awesome. There’s still three subdivisions to come tomorrow so we’ll be waiting until tomorrow to see the rest of the results, but I think we did a really good job and the team is looking to make a few finals,” said Black who finished 7th in the all-around competition at the 2015 World Championships, and 5th at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, both Canadian best-ever performances.
World Championships rookie Moors also had a great evening, and besides sitting in 7th in the all-around, also sits second on floor, her favourite apparatus, with a score of 13.896.
“This was so surreal, and I’m so excited because competing in front of my family and friends was such an amazing experience,” said Moors who made her World Cup debut last month and took home gold on the floor exercise. “I did make some mistakes, but I’m happy that I did because now I can work through those and know what I need to do for the next couple of days, or in the future.”
Rio Olympic Games vault finalist Shallon Olsen of Surrey, BC debuted her new Cheng vault, and stuck it to currently sit second on that apparatus behind Maria Paseka of Russia. She also competed on floor where she currently sits 5th with a score of 13.133.
“I’m really proud of my vault because I stuck it, and it’s a new vault for me and it’s upgraded, and just having the crowd behind me made me attack it more so it was a really awesome feeling when I landed it,” said Olsen.
Fellow Rio Olympian Isabela Onyshko of Brandon, MB had a tougher evening, finishing 7th on beam with a score of 12.400 and 18th on bars after having to pause during one skill.
“Overall I was very pleased with the performance of the Canadian girls. We have a blend of veterans and rookies on this team, and I think for tonight, it went as well as it could,” said women’s national team director Dave Brubaker. “I was very pleased that Isabela Onyshko tried some new difficulty on both of the events she was competing on. We knew she had to take a risk to try to make the beam final. She had a really good beam routine going but made a couple of slight errors that prevented her from doing her best performance.”
There are still three more subdivisions to go tomorrow, so the final list of qualifiers won’t be determined until Wednesday evening. The top-24 athletes (two per country) at the end of the qualifiers will advance to the all-around finals on Friday, while the top-8 in each apparatus will advance to those finals on Saturday and Sunday (also two per country).
Road Closed - Alternate Route Monday and Tuesday September 25 & 26, 2017 County Road 42 (Division Rd) near Walker Road will be closed. Alternate route to the gym: Use County Road 46 turn left on Concession Road 8. Head north to County Road 42. Turn left on County Road 42 and left into our driveway. We also have a side driveway accessible from Concession Road 8 just past Baseline road. ... See MoreSee Less
County Road 42 at the CN Rail tracks, just east of Walker Road will be closed for track repairs starting on Monday, September 25th, 2017. Work will get underway at 6am and the road is expected to ope....