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Parent Participation:
Why do we do this program?

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Delta Gymnastics is a not-for-profit society that is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors.  There is a priority to keep training fees as low as possible and for the past 30 years, the society has maintained two budgets: an Operating Budget and a Non Operating Budget.

The Operating Budget receives revenues from training fees plus some grants and staff initiatives that generate revenues (TAG Challenge, Boutique, Trivia Night, etc.).  The expenditures are utilized to cover staffing expenses (around 90%) and general operating expenses (credit card fees, utilities, supplies, etc.)  We have a revenue neutral goal, meaning all revenues are spent in a balanced way. 

To keep our programs as affordable as possible, we offer our Advanced Programs (Competitive and Superstar) a discount on training fees. To offset our Advanced Program discounts, the expectation is that parents participate in fundraising initiatives that can contribute to the Non Operating Budget.

The Non Operating Budget  receives revenue from three main initiatives: Chocolate Drive ($15,000), Spring Fever ($15,000) and Delta Invitational ($60,000).  The funds from these initiatives allow the gym to utilize this revenue for the following expenditures that do not have to come from training fees:

  • Equipment purchases

  • Facility improvements

  • Electronic and Office Equipment

  • Elite Program Fund (in support of the WAG and MAG programs)

  • Coach Scholarships

  • Special Projects

Consider how you can help. There are many simple ways to meet the participation requirements. Please take the time to consider where you and your family can best contribute. We need your valuable time to make our events successful, and to maintain our wonderful facility.

As an added bonus, when you participate, you’ll get to know other families and learn more about the sport!

How do I sign up? We list opportunities to participate in the SignUp Genius page. Sign up is on a first-come, first-served basis. New opportunities to help are posted regularly.

Remember to record your participation hours. Although we remind everyone to record their participation hours throughout the year, parents are responsible for recording all hours as they are completed in the Parent Participation Binder in the main office. 

Please note that once your participation requirement has been reached, we would still like to know if you put in any additional hours. This helps us with our annual application for BC Gaming funds.

We must demonstrate to the BC Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch that we have active volunteers.  The application for gaming funds requires comprehensive accounting for volunteer activities and the associated hours. This list is translated into dollars or, how much we would have to pay to replace those volunteer activities.  More hours could affect the amount of funding we receive. This grant helps us keep our fees as low as possible.

How are the participation requirements calculated? Your participation requirements depend on your combined family training hours (total training hours for all of your children in the Competitive and Superstar programs). 

Refer to the table below for details.  Please note that your participation is the most important thing you can give these events cannot happen without help! The Delta Invitational cannot take place without helpers in place at the event.