Gymnastics Rec Retreat

The second annual Alberta Gymnastics Rec Retreat was a blast. People who love recreational gymnastics are some of the most fun, most energetic, I know.

The whole weekend was super. But the most memorable part was not my presentation on Coach Team Building. It was the high ropes course.

straddle jump on a log

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video – high ropes course

At your annual retreat you could do something fattening — like a barbecue workshop.

Or you could ask people to climb a wobbly telephone pole and jump for a slippery trapeze. That’s what Alberta Gymnastics did at YMCA Camp Chief Hector on April Fool’s Day, 2006.

You should be able to watch a short video clip below.

barbecue cookbook – Planking Secrets

book coverRockin’ Ronnie Shewchuk’s second cookbook is available from and will hit Canadian bookshops soon.

Amazon – Planking Secrets: How to Grill With Wooden Planks for Unbeatable Barbecue Flavor

Everything you could possibly want to know about the art of grilling on a plank.

The self-proclaimed BBQ evangelist just launched his 10th year as a grilling and barbecue instructor. His competition barbecue team had their best finish ever at the Jack Daniels World Championships in October.

Details on his books, newsletter, podcasts and upcoming events are on Rockin’s Barbecue Secrets blog.