Vancouver Phoenix Gymnastics is a not- for-profit society, founded by Sev Heiberg in 1969. Sev was a man of high ideals and great personal generosity. He built the Club on traditions and values of generosity, sportsmanship, work ethic, honour and love of gymnastics.
We continue to embody these characteristics in our day-to-day work, and by following our Phoenix Values. This has led graduates of the Phoenix program to continue in the sport of gymnastics into High School and beyond. Today, they remain with us as coaches, judges, administrators, volunteers, and positive members of our community. They often return with their children — the next generation of the Phoenix family.
The Club was also built on the spirit of volunteerism by our families. Events such as family day, fundraising activities, parent education nights, competition hosting, year-end celebrations and cleanups are some of the many ways the Phoenix family has come together. It is this united effort that has allowed the Phoenix Family to attain such achievements as the fundraising to build our Millennium Sports Facility, which has become our home since 2005. Today, we are proud to say that we have grown into one of the largest, highly respected clubs in Western Canada
To be the best provider of gymnastics programs in Canada; we strive for excellence.
To find, foster, and develop the highest caliber athletes who successfully compete provincially, nationally and internationally in Artistic Gymnastics.
To provide the highest caliber recreational gymnastics experiences to a large segment of the community, developing an awareness and appreciation of gymnastics at the grass roots level.
We achieve this by:
- dedicating ourselves to excellence
- focusing on safety as a top priority
- fostering respect for all individuals
- providing leadership, inspiration and support for all athletes
- developing and delivering great gymnasts, coaches and organizers
- creating a tradition of quality and enthusiasm for gymnastics
- promoting life-long engagement for athletes
- leading advocacy for the sport
- providing state-of-the-art training equipment and facilities
- having an organizational structure and culture that are used as models by others