In the Media

It has been an honour for PVGC to be featured in the media across Alberta. 
Check out below to see some of our feature articles! 

 

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WestLock News

January 2, 2018

The Pine Valley Gym Centre in Tawatinaw began as a dream to provide a high-performance training centre for gymnasts.

Now, close to 10 years later, the facility has evolved to bring recreation opportunities to young amateur gymnasts.

“Especially with this generation and technology, we want kids to stay active and lead active and healthy lifestyles,” said Bobby Kriangkum, spokesperson and head coach, about the mindset of the family-run business. “We’re teaching kids how to be active, how to make good choices when it comes to staying busy, and how to have fun while doing it and learning.”


CTV News, Alberta Primetime

October 22, 2017


 photograph courtesy of Pam Kriangkum

photograph courtesy of Pam Kriangkum

Westlock News

September 23, 2017

Ten Team China gymnasts and their coaches made a pit stop last week at the Pine Valley Gym Centre in Tawatinaw on their way to compete at the 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal from Oct. 2-8.

The gymnasts have been training locally since Sept. 21 in order to adapt to the time change. Many of the athletes are Olympic gold medallists, or have taken gold at the World Championships and the China National Games.


CBC NEws

May 22, 2017

 

A gymnastics centre in the tiny hamlet of Tawatinaw, which opened two years ago as a place for rural children to learn gymnastics, is about to serve as the training facility for the Chinese national team.

"This is surreal. I have a hard time bringing people out from Edmonton," said Bobby Kriangkum, program coordinator at the Pine Valley Gym Centre...


 photograph courtesy of Pam Kriangkum

photograph courtesy of Pam Kriangkum

Westlock News

March 28, 2017

The Pine Valley Gym Centre in Tawatinaw went international last week as the Chinese National Gymnastics Team dropped in to train at the world-class facility.

Six men and six women were present working their craft on the mats, bars and pommel horses. Including trainers, coaches and team doctors there were over 20 visitors.