From April 13 to 15, gymnasts of various ages and skill level will compete, with 45 gymnastic clubs from across the province represented. A press release from Gymnastics B.C. states more than 30 provincial champions will be crowned at the event. For some of the athletes, this event is a final trial for the 2012 Canadian Gymnastics Championships.
North Vancouver's Flicka Gymnastics, host club for the event, will be represented by Canadian Junior team member Kal Nemier who competes in the senior men's category. On the women's side, former NCAA star Laura-Ann Chong makes her return after four years at Oregon State University. She is joined in the Senior Women's competition by teammates Briannah Tsang, Shae Zamardi, Taylor Ricci and Emma Sibson. The release notes this year marks the 50th anniversary of Flicka Gymnastics in North Vancouver.
The competition starts Friday, April 13 at 9 a.m. and runs through the weekend before wrapping up on Sunday, April 15 at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome and tickets are available at the door. Admission: Adults $10/day or $25/weekend; youth (six-18) and seniors $5/day or $10/weekend; and children under six are free. Adult prices include the official event program.
For more information, including the event schedule, visit www.gymbcevents.com.
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Five North Shore athletes are battling for national supremacy at the Canadian Ringette Championships this week in Burnaby.
Defenders Melanie Thomas of West Vancouver and Dani Brassington of North Vancouver are suiting up with the LMRL Thunder in the 2012 National Ringette League Championships, Canada's topflight senior competition. At the U19 national championships forwards Justine Doiron and Nina Tajbakhsh and defender Samira Tajbakhsh, all of North Vancouver, are battling with Team BC-1.
A total of 46 teams from across the country are facing off in three divisions - U16, U19 and the NRL division (19-plus). Gold medal games for the three divisions will be played Saturday at Bill Copeland Arena with the U16s at 10 a.m., the U19s at 12: 45 p.m. and the NRL final at 3: 15 p.m.
For full schedules, live stats, webcasts and results visit www. ringette.ca.
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