Halifax ALTA Gymnastics Club was founded in 1991 when Keiji Yamanaka, Tak Kikuchi, and Carleen Cavanaugh merged the two clubs NovaGold/Tumblebugs and Maritime Academy together. After 6 years at the South Street Gorsebrook gym, ALTA moved into our current building in 1997.


The name ALTA comes from the "Altius" (meaning "higher") part of the Olympic motto "Citius, Altius, Fortius" (faster, higher, stronger). Our motto has been inspiring our gymnasts to reach higher and achieve their fullest potential for 25 years.

Our Leadership

Amy Schubert

Office Manager

Jeff Mitchell

Vice President

Ted Higney 

Assistant Head Coach - WAG

Sherry Watters

Competitive Coordinator

David Kikuchi

Competitive Head Coach

Carleen Cavanagh

Recreational Program Director

Diane Axell


Ian Downey

Assistant Head Coach - MAG

(902) 453-2582


Civic Address

3360 Barnstead Lane

Halifax, NS 

B3L 0A8

Mailing Address

Box 22102 Bayers Rd. RPO

Halifax, NS

B3L 4T7

© 2016 by Halifax ALTA Gymnastics Club