ARGO was founded by Heather Willoughby in 1979 to provide the opportunity for Charleswood area girls of all ages to participate in this lovely sport. In 1996 our club expanded to include gymnasts from St. James and we assisted in the forming of a club in Steinbach. Throughout the past 35 years we are extremely proud to see many of our gymnasts move on to the Manitoba National Stream Program, into coaching positions and most recently returning as a parent with their child.
The Club started with 20 members and each year, it grew with keen parental support, in the 1990’s we had over 120 registered members. Over the past few years with a wider selection of female sports available in the community our membership has stabilized at about 70 members.
The growth and success of the ARGO over the years has been due to the unselfish and enthusiastic leadership of the coaching staff and volunteer parent executive. The significant contributions to the development of the gymnasts and programs over the years with ARGO and RGM have benefited gymnasts throughout Manitoba.
The ARGO club is currently under the direction of Head Coach – Jill Connell along with Parent Executive of Charlene Hogg, Anna-Marie Keough, Jacqueline Nordstrom, and Natalie Morgan.
The past-presidents who had hard working executives behind them:
|1979–80||Heather Willoughby||1980–81||Midge Thompsony|
|1981–82||Donna Van Horne||1982–83||Gwen Wintemute|
|1983–84||Sandra Beatt||1984–85||April Malcolm|
|1985–86||Darlene Cameron||1986–87||Judy Frigon|
|1987 –89||Pam Falk||1989–90||Linda MacDiarmid|
|1990–92||Bill Smith||1992–93||Pat Crocker|
|1993–94||Pat Crocker/Wendy MacKenzie/Cathy Smith||1994–95||Mike Sterdan|
|1995–97||John Shewchuk||1997–99||Sue Scott|
|1999–01||Jean Kanne||2001–02||Angela Yount|
|2002–08||Eva Swan||2008–10||Anne MacDonald|