Dear Friends,

we have a great pleasure in inviting your Club/Federation to participate in the 29th International Koop Cup 2020 🏆 

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REGISTRATION

MUST BE MADE EXCLUSIVELY ON-LINE VIA THE RGFORM.EU, KSIS PLATFORM:

DEADLINES:

Visa Request Form: FEBRUARY 23, 2020

Preliminary registration: FEBRUARY 23, 2020

Nominative registration: MARCH 23, 2020

Transportation: MARCH 23, 2020

Meals: MARCH 23, 2020

Tickets for Banquet: MARCH 23, 2020

Foreign Participants Registration: directly to Gymnastics Ontario by APRIL 10, 2020

Music in MP3: APRIL 10, 2020

Gala programme: APRIL 10, 2020


VENUE:

 

 

MARKHAM PAN AM CENTRE

16 MAIN STREET, UNIONVILLE

ON L3R 2E4 CANADA


TRANSPORTATION / MEALS / BANQUET:

BOOKING MUST BE MADE EXCLUSIVELY ON-LINE VIA THE RGFORM.EU, KSIS PLATFORM BY MARCH 20, 2020!

ORDER YOUR TRANSPORTATION ONLINE:

Shuttle bus fee (hotel-gym-hotel): 10 CND person/day

Airport pick up/drop off: 20 CND person/one way trip


BOOK YOUR MEALS ONLINE:

Lunch (person/day): 20 CND

Dinner (person/day): 20 CND

FINAL BANQUET - BOOK YOUR TICKETS ONLINE:

The Local Organizing Committee is pleased to organize a final banquet in the evening of APRIL 25, 2020.

Ticket for gymnast: 30 CND

Ticket for coach: 30 CND

Ticket for judge: free


ACCOMMODATION:

HILTON SUITES TORONTO MARKHAM / 8500 Warden Ave., Markham, ON L6G 1A5, CANADA

If you are looking for a place to stay, arrangements have been made for preferred rates with Hilton Suites Toronto Markham . If you have not yet booked, kindly note that rates are only guaranteed if you book by MARCH ??, 2020. Please contact the hotels directly using the attached flyers. Please note that transportation to and from Pan Am competition site will be provided only from the hotel locations in the enclosed flyers.

SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE: WWW.RGFORM.EU

10.00$ person/day (hotel - gym - hotel)

20.00$ person/one way trip (airport - hotel - airport)


TICKETS:

We would like to offer you the opportunity to pre-order your tickets for both events. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the event or ordered in advance. You can order directly through a Kalev Estienne representative for your convenience.

PRE-SALE PRICE: untill March 20, 2020 REGULAR ADMISSION: from March 21, 2020

1 day pass: $15.00 1 day pass: $20.00

2 day pass: $30.00 2 day pass: $35.00

3 day pass: $45.00 3 day pass: $50.00


SPONSORS:

Help us develop the beautiful sports of Rhythmic Gymnastics and Aesthetic Group Gymnastics in Canada. If you are interested in supporting Canadian athletes and Koop Cup International Invitational, please email us at koopcup.info@gmail.com.

The 2019 Koop Cup International Invitational RG Competition provides a wonderful opportunity for our Canadian gymnasts to see, compete and perform with, and be inspired by the best gymnasts in the world.

We would greatly appreciate your support to help make these competitions a success for our Canadian girls and all the visiting international delegations. As you can imagine, the costs of running such an event are high, and any help you could provide in the form of donations or advertising support would be greatly appreciated. In return, depending on your level of sponsorship, we would be happy to offer you seating for the competition, advertising space in the event program and an opportunity to display your banner at the event and/or on our websites.

We hope that you will help support our competition and our efforts to bring the best of the world here where we can enjoy their talents first hand and be inspired by them.  We’re looking forward to seeing you on APRIL 23-26 at MARKHAM PAN AM CENTRE, 16 MAIN STREET, UNIONVILLE, ON L3R 2E4 CANADA.

PRESS: 

If you are a journalist, blogger, photographer or videographer who thrives to be a part of a major sports event. Please send us an email to koopcup.info@gmail.com.

VOLUNTEERS:

Are you are interested in working at a major sport event? Do you have a passion for Rhythmic Gymnastics? Sign up for being a volunteer and support the Organizational Committee of Koop Cup. Simply fill out the VOLUNTEER FORM, and send it to koopcup.info@gmail.com considered as part of our team!

We appreciate your support!

KOOPCUP.INFO@GMAIL.COM


KOOP CUP 2019 GALLERY:

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CHECK OUT THE 2018 FIG KOOP CUP GALLERIES:

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KOOP CUP 2017 GALLERY


HISTORY OF KOOP CUP

Koop Cup International was first presented in 1991, as a bi-annual event. Two decades later, we are not only celebrating 27 years of Koop Cup, along we are proudly honouring 67 years of Rhythmic Gymnastics in Canada.

Rhythmic gymnastics in Canada simply would not be if it weren’t for the efforts of Evelyn Koop. Known as the “God Mother” of rhythmic gymnastics, and recognized as the one who introduced the sport to North America. In the forties and fifties, there were many ethnic groups in Toronto who started rhythmic gymnastics movements. Among them was the Kalev Sport Club, which included women’s, men’s gymnastics, folk dance, known as “Modern Gymnastics”.

Founder of the Ontario and Canadian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federations in 1968, the creator of the Four Continents Championships, and the crusader behind the sport’s acceptance into the Olympics, Evelyn Koop’s story is highly accented with experiences that originate in Sweden and across the world. Trained at the Idla Institute of Physical Education in Sweden, under the direction of one of the international founders of the sport Ernst Idla, and armed with a Canadian Dance and Arts Degree. Mrs. Koop became a member of the Estonian Sports Club, Kalev, first as a gymnast, then as a coach. Out of this club, she organized the Kalev Estienne Rhythmic Gymnastics Club. The other “Modern Gymnastics” programs no longer exist, however Kalev Estienne, is marching on.

Evelyn Koop has taught Physical Education courses in Rhythmic Gymnastics, previously called “Modern Gymnastics”, at the Universities of Toronto, McMaster and McGill. Mrs. Koop authored the books of “Basic Modern Rhythmic Gymnastics” and “Judging”, she developed Technical Manuals, By-Laws, and Constitutions for Rhythmic Gymnastics. Evelyn has trained nearly a thousand teachers and instructors in Ontario, and created awareness of the sport by endless touring with her gymnasts across Canada and the United States. It was a great honour for Canada when Evelyn Koop was given the task of introducing the sport to China.

In May 1968, Evelyn Koop was able to form both the Provincial and the National Canadian Federations for rhythmic gymnastics and she was elected president of both Federations, remaining in that position until 1980. Evelyn Koop initiated the “The Maple Leaf” international meet in 1976, which was held four consecutive years. In 1978 she created the Pan-Pacific Championships, which later transitioned into the Four Continents Championships. During this competition in 1997, Kalev’s Emilie Livingston won silver overall (2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze, and the only Canadian with an overall medal). This event was created to give Canadians an opportunity to achieve higher honours than possible at the World Championships. In 1991 “The World’s Best” international invitational competition was created, where Evelyn Koop was honoured by the Canadian Gymnastics Federation, naming the competition “Koop Cup”. Evelyn Koop was the choreographer for the opening ceremonies of the 1976 Olympic Games, demonstrating rhythmic gymnastics, which opened the doors for the sport to be a part of the Olympic Games. The first Olympic competition, in 1984, was won by a former Kalev athlete, Lori Fung. Evelyn Koop has had the honour of being selected as a world level judge, attending many international competitions, including the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Evelyn was honoured to send Camille Martens from Kalev, as Canada’s only competitor in rhythmic gymnastics at the 1996 Games. In 2000, Kalev’s Emilie Livingston represented all of the Americas at the Olympic Games in Sydney!

Kalev Estienne is now the umbrella organization for eight different rhythmic gymnastics clubs. One of the most recent is the “Kalev AGG Academy”, which began in 1995 as a rhythmic dance company. When Evelyn Koop realized an old dream: to create a company that could lift the sport to levels where it would be recognized as one of the most ihe mpressive of t performing arts. It would also mean returning to the roots of the sport: the rhythmic group performance, now called aesthetic gymnastics. Kalev has the most successful AGG teams in Canada. Evelyn Koop will continue to expand and develop her beloved rhythmic gymnastics in ever-new directions.