Beginning the SPORT Journey
Gymnastics is the foundation for all physical activity and sports. The Developmental Boys & Girls Programs are annual programs by invitation only on a year to year basis. The programs provide a solid base for the development of physical literacy ensuring that young athletes are well-equipped and confident to pursue gymnastics or another sport that may be more suited to them.
WORKING AND LEARNING TOGETHER ON THE TRADITIONAL UNCEDED TERRITORIES OF THE XʷMƏΘKʷƏY̓ƏM (MUSQUEAM), SḴWX̱WÚ7MESH (SQUAMISH) AND SƏLILWƏTAꞭ (TSLEIL-WAUTUTH) NATIONS
As the only competitive gymnastics program in Vancouver, and one of the largest in Western Canada, Phoenix is proud to have a long standing tradition of excellence. Our passion is to foster a love of gymnastics while providing a strong foundation of skills through Gymnastics for All programs. This early skill development may lead athletes to be invited to join the competitive program where Phoenix athletes have soared at local, provincial, national and international competitions.
Redefining the Way
For over 50 years, Vancouver Phoenix Gymnastics (VPG) has provided safe, inclusive and diverse athlete-focused gymnastics to athletes ages 1 to 100. Whether recreational gymnasts learning the foundations of physical literacy, or high-performance athletes aspiring to be Olympians, VPG provides programs with coaches who have the expertise, heart and commitment to make the impossible possible.
To be Canada's leader in providing safe, inclusive and diverse athlete-focused gymnastics, from foundational physical literacy to high performance international excellence, where athletes build character, develop life skills and challenge limits.
To be the best provider of gymnastics programs in Canada; we strive for excellence.
Vancouver Phoenix Gymnastics' purpose is to inspire excellence through gymnastics.
Our Journey So Far
VANCOUVER PHOENIX GYMNASTICS IS FOUNDED
Vancouver Phoenix Gymnastics was founded in 1969, by Sev Heiberg, a PhD Nuclear Physicist, who held a lifelong love for gymnastics, first as a competitor and then as a high level coach. Having founded the Ottawa Gymnastics Club in 1960, Sev traded Ottawa in for Vancouver, where he built the Phoenix Gymnastics Club on traditions and values of generosity, sportsmanship, work ethic, honour and his love of gymnastics.
1990 - 1997
In the early years the Club bounced around, calling home the old Boys & Girls Club located in Kitsilano, St. James Community Square in 1990, the Jericho Hill Centre in 1997, followed by the Heather Street gym, with 5600 sq. ft. to house the competitive program.
WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY
“I thoroughly enjoyed their special needs program with Leigh as well as their adult gymnastics group during my time with them. They really are an all-around gym, with the staff, coaches and gym equipment for all levels of training/instructions you might be looking for!”