OGC Staff


The Okanagan Gymnastics Centre (OGC) Leadership Team consists of the following coaches below. These staff members are the heart and soul of OGC. They are the ones who inspire other athletes and coaches to provide excellent gymnastics instruction. We are thankful for their hard work every day. Critical to our success are all the OGC staff including our:

Anita Ott - Director of Operations

For the past 11 years, Anita has been running the show at OGC. Her love for gymnastics mixed with business experience helps her lead the OGC Team of coaches and admin staff. 

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Sergei Chelest - Technical Director & Head Coach - Women's Artistic Gymnastics

Sergei brings international experience to the OGC Team. Having grown up as an athlete in Russia, to coaching in Australia, he has incredible technical abilities. 

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Gabriel El Hanbli - Head Coach - Men's Artistic Gymnastics

Gabriel is an inspiring and impressive coach. Having created a MAG program in New Zealand, coached national athletes in Australia and once competed at the Canadian National Championships, he is great leader for the MAG athletes and coaches. 

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Jamie Gardner - Head Coach - Trampoline Gymnastics

Jamie has been named Team Canada Coach for many recent International events. She is a very experienced coach in provincial to international competitions. She recently completed her NCCP Level 4 Certification. 

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Shawna De Leske - Head Coach - Acrobatics Program

Shawna leads an impressive team of acrobatic athletes at OGC. Her attention to detail and acrobatic expertise is one of a kind. 

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Tami Calkins - Gymnastics For All Team Leader

Tami plays an important role in the recreational gymnastics program at OGC. She coordinates programs, classes and camps for preschool and recreational athletes. 

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Heather Ivanitz - WAG Manager & WAG Competitive Coach

Heather leads the OGC Team of JO athletes and coaches. She is an integral part of the OGC Team, leading athletes to provincial championships to national championships. Heather has completed her Education Degree from UBCO. 

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Cori Calkins - Interclub & High School Gymnastics Coordinator

Cori leads approximately 40 athletes to perform routines in Gymnastics BC's Interclub and High School Gymnastics Programs. 

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