15 years of excellence in sport and art!
ORGC Club History
- The Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics Club (ORGC) was founded by Canadian Olympian Camille Martens in 1997.
- In 2009, ORGC moved to its own multi-acre dedicated sports facility, the only dedicated RG facility of its kind in Canada.
- Summer 2011 the Cirque Theatre Company (CTC) joins Okanagan Rhythmics to offer summer camps and diverse gymnastics programs for boys and girls ages 6+.
We have competed and hosted athletes from around the world
Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics has hosted athletes (for camps, training programs and exchanges) from across Canada, as well as from Mexico, Norway, Austria, Denmark and the USA.
Our athletes have made finals and/or won medals at: Zones, Provincials, Western Canadians, Canadian Individual and Group Championships, BC Games, Canada Games, Jr. Pan Am Games, Copa Panamericana, various Canadian/American and European Invitationals and at the Olympic Hopes Youth Games. They have also represented us at: University Games, Grand Prix Events, World Cup Events and the World Championships.
Our Elite International Coaching Staff
Since it’s inception Okanagan Rhythmics has had the opportunity of working with an elite international coaching staff. Olympian Birgit Schielin of Austria provided exciting demonstrative example, Svetlana Rasseko from the Republic of Belarus shared extensive expertise in technique and program structure, Vlodya Makarov from the Ukraine provided the ballet and character base that is essential to good results, Linda Wei from China brought more international flare and specialized in classical ballet. Rachel Martens added dramatic flare breath work and correct posture and alignment. Tammy Andreotti completely raised the bar in our understaning of artistic gymnastics and acro/tumbling. Brie-Anne MacPherson has brought knowledge, organization, choreography and a fresh 'younger' perspective to our team. Gilian Kilgour has strengthened our ballet base and has helped us protect growing bodies thourgh her in-depth knowledge of our sport and both pilates and gyrotonics. New to our team this year is Tanya Wisse whose qualifications are many and her experiences extremely broad. Tanya's administration, organization and passion for recreational program development are sure to help us reach new heights. Head Coach/Club Owner Camille Martens has inspired, encouraged, coached, choreographed and directed aiming to light (and maintain) the fires of excellence, joy and movement in many.
We have also been blessed to have had injury prevention and recovery work done by a variety of talented sports physiotherapists, doctors, masseurs, personal trainers and other health experts. This year we are excited to be working with Lori Moger (Breakaway Fitness).
We have performed at...
- Sport Events (including BC Lions Games, Toronto Raptor Games, local basketball/hockey games and more)
- Creative Chaos/Sunshine Festival
- Sparkiling Hills Grand Opening
- BC Games Open Ceremonies
- Fundaraising Events
- Grand Opening Events
- Festivals and Weddings