by Public History Student
In 1927, Manitoban gymnastics started off as a branch of the Winnipeg and Brandon YMCA. Later, in the late 1970s, when there was a gymnastics group at Neelin High School, the group was persuaded to open their own gym with the help of donations from the equipment company Speith Anderson.
Barb Heaps is a notable figure in Manitoban gymnastics, coaching many national gymnasts and developing skills that would later be commonplace in gymnastics.
There have been large changes in Manitoban Gymnastics in the 20th century, such as large judging clinics to certify many judges, as well as Manitoba being the first province to compete against teams from the United States.