Elenah Hunchuck of Port Hardy

Highland dancers claim cash and prizes

Highland Dancers displayed their skill Saturday in the annual Mount Waddington Highland Dance competition.

PORT McNEILL—To the blare of the bagpipes and the applause of the audience, young Highland Dancers from Vancouver Island and beyond displayed their skill Saturday in the fifth annual Mount Waddington Highland Dance competition at North Island Secondary School.

From five- and six-year-old primary beginners to world-championship caliber performers, the dancers competed across a range of dances for medals, trophies, cash prizes and bursaries.

A special choreography classification was presented between morning and afternoon session. In the choreography, held for both individuals and groups, competitors were able to swap their kilts and vests for interpretive costumes, and some added elements of ballet and even country swing into routines.

Aggregate point titles were awarded in all competition categories from beginner to premier, and other trophies were given for combined points.

The Pat Prestwich trophy for novice confined Mount Waddington high points was awarded to Kimberly Kufaas of Port Hardy.

The Sandra Gunson intermediate confined Mount Waddington high points trophy went to Eileah Cotter of Port Hardy.

Other top winners were: Kate Findlay of Nanaimo, aggregate winner in the Beginner 9-under class; Danielle Wigard of Port Hardy, aggregate winner in the Beginner 10-over class; Trinity LaRose of Nanaimo, aggregate winner in the Novice 11-under class; Kufaas, in the Novice 12-over class; Freya Mooseburger of Comox, aggregate winner in the Intermediate class; Cameron Kearns of Courtenay, aggregate winner in the Premier 8-13 class; Melissa Carnegie of Calgary, aggregate winner in the Premier 14-15 class; and Samantha Beach of Nanaimo, aggregate winner in the Premier 16-over class.

Carnegie was runner-up in the world championships at the junior level this year, and Ross Armour of Vancouver, another former world championship place-winner, also returned to compete in the event.

 

 

HIGHLAND DANCE

 

 

 

5th Annual Mount Waddington Highland Dance Association

competition

Sept. 21

 

 

 

Primary

Pas de Basques: 1. Paisley Barolet, Port McNeill. Pas de Basques and High Cuts: 1. Barolet. Fling: 1. Mecca Humphrey, Port Hardy. Sword: Kaia Mackay, Port McNeill.

Beginner 9-under

Fling: 1. Emma Harrison, Port Hardy. Sword: 1. Kate Findlay, Nanaimo. Seann Truibhas: 1. Findlay. Lilt: 1. Hannah Purtle, Nanaimo. Flora: 1. Findlay. Aggregate: Findlay.

Beginner 10-over

Fling: 1. Abigail Robinson, Courtenay. Sword: 1. Danielle Wigard, Port Hardy. Seann Truibhas: 1. Caitlyn Tack, Comox. Lilt: 1. Wigard. Flora: 1. Wigard. Aggregate: Wigard.

Novice 11-under

Fling: 1. Trinity LaRose, Nanaimo. Sword: 1. LaRose. Seann Truibhas: 1. LaRose. Lilt: 1. Timeranda Draper, Courtenay. Flora: 1. Draper. Aggregate: LaRose

Novice 12-over

Fling: 1. Kimberley Kufaas, Port Hardy. Sword: 1. Mollie Johnson, Port Hardy. Seann Truibhas: 1. Robyn Kufaas, Port Hardy. Lilt: 1. K. Kufaas. Flora: 1. Johnson. Aggregate: K. Kufaas.

Choreography

Group: Hillbilly Highland, Team Charlton.

Individual: Anissa Jahromi, Nanaimo.

Intermediate

Fling: 1. Eileah Cotter, Port Hardy. Sword: 1. Freya Mooseburger, Comox. Seann Truibhas: 1. Mooseburger. Laddie: 1. Mooseburger. Lilt: 1. Mooseburger. Aggregate: Mooseburger.

Premier 8-13

All events: 1. Cameron Kearns, Courtenay. Aggregate: Kearns.

Premier 14-15

Fling: 1. Melissa Carnegie, Calgary. Sword: 1. Anissa Jahromi, Nanaimo. Seann Truibhas, Blue Bonnets, Village Maid, Aggregate: Carnegie.

 

 

 

Additional results available at: www.mwhda.org

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

LETTER: Miles put on the car causes North Island driver to reflect

“Up here in Port McNeill we are so blessed with nature’s tranquillity all around us”

Collaborative effort removes salmon farms from BC coast

The first farms to be removed were those in closest to the Ahta and Viner Rivers.

North Island Concert Society: Marc Atkinson Trio coming to the Civic Centre

The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 18 at the Port Hardy Civic Centre.

MP Blaney welcomes feedback on medical assistance in dying legislation

Over the next two weeks the Government of Canada is holding consultations… Continue reading

Picture perfect: Get the most from your wedding photography

Stop by the Comox Community Centre on Jan. 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.!

Canada to bolster screening of central China passengers for virus at 3 airports

Additional measures will include messaging on arrivals screens in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver

Ice chunk from truck crushes vehicle windshield on Vancouver Island

None injured, but Nanaimo RCMP say there can be fines for accumulations of ice and snow

B.C. society calls out conservation officer after dropping off bear cub covered in ice

Ice can be seen in video matted into emaciated bear cub’s fur

Calls for dialogue as Coastal GasLink pipeline polarizes some in northern B.C.

Coastal GasLink is building the 670-kilometre pipeline from British Columbia’s northeast to Kitimat on the coast

Wind and snow spark power outages across Vancouver Island

Winter storm warning in effect for east and west regions while wind warning to hit south and north

BC Ferries hybrid ships arrive in Victoria on Saturday

The battery-operated vessels will take over smaller routes

Theft victim confronts suspects with baseball bat on Vancouver Island

RCMP in Nanaimo seek to identify of two people alleged to have used a stolen credit card

Closed mills, housing surge support a positive forecast for lumber industries

B.C. lumber producers have closed mills accounting for 18% of province’s capacity, RBC report says

Good Samaritan pays part of rent for B.C. woman facing eviction in can-collecting dispute

Zora Hlevnjak, 76, supplements her pension by collecting cans and receiving public donations

Most Read