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Vivien has lived rehabilitation and gymnastics all her life. Vivien was exposed to rehabilitation gyms from her infancy. She discovered her passion for gymnastics while accompanying her Dad to the rehab gym whenever she had the chance. An accident left her brother quadriplegic at the age of 19, motivating her to bring her love of gymnastics to all children, including those living with disabilities. Vivien obtained degrees in Physical and Health Education at Queen’s and Dalhousie Universities, specializing in adapted physical education and gymnastics.
The Symington Endowment Fund is designed to assist children living with autism and other mobility challenges through grants and bursaries for one-to-one therapy and summer camp programs. This fund will also assist athletes who are enrolled in competitive gymnastics programs and in youth-at-risk programs throughout the Tri-Cities area. The fund was established in 2009 by Vivien Symington, owner/founder of Club Aviva and the Empowering Steps Movement Therapy Program. Ms. Symington dedicated the fund in honour of her parents, Dr. David and Evelyn Symington
This is a donor-advised fund advised by Vivien herself. The fund is to support the causes listed above.
This fund is not open for grant applications.
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