Abigail McCorquodale with her awards.

Highland Dances on their Toes for Competitions

April was a great month for the North Island's Team Charlton Highland dancers

The North Island’s Team Charlton Highland Dancers have had a successful month in April.

In Victoria at the annual Tartan Day competition, Xandyn Frost of Port McNeill won the overall aggregate trophy in the Under 12 Premier class.  She placed 1st in the Fling, Johnnie, Laddie and the Jig to win the overall title.

In Edmonton at the Northern Canadian Open Championship earlier this month Port Hardy dancer Abigail McCorquodale placed 4th in the Fling, Seann Truibhas and Reel and 5th in the Sword for an overall placing of 4th runner up in the 10 & 11 years Championship.  On the following day, in a field of 20 dancers, McCorquodale placed 3rd in the Johnny and the Scotch Measure and 6th in the Flora and the Hornpipe for an overall placing of 3rd runner up in the 8 – 11 class in the City of Edmonton Open Premiership.

At the recent Port Alberni competition, Port McNeill dancer Kaia Mackay placed 4th in the Fling in the Beginner class.  Chloe McNulty of Port Hardy competed in the Primary class.

At the Fraser Valley Open Championships and Open Competition this past weekend Port Hardy Premier dancer Jerzie Cheetham earned judges placings in both the Fling and the Seann Truibhas in the 7 – 9 years Championship. Abigail McCorquodale of Port Hardy competed in the Premier Open Championship 10 & 11 years.  She placed 1st in the Sword, 3rd in the Fling and the Seann Truibhas, and 5th in the Reel, for an overall placing of 2nd runner up.  In the Open nationals competition McCorquodale placed 1st in the Laddie and the Blue Bonnets and 3rd in the Johnnie, and won the overall aggregate award for high points in her age category.  McCorquodale also placed 2nd overall in the 7 – 11 yrs Irish Jig Challenge.

 

Just Posted

Climate change panel hosted at North Island Secondary School

The panel focused on combating fear, finding solutions, and encouraging youth.

People’s Party of Canada plan to have a candidate in the North Island-Powell River riding

Elections Canada formally recognized the North Island—Powell River PPC Association

NVIATS takes over NIEFS space in Thunderbird Mall

“We were approached by NIEFS, they’re going to be downsizing”

Port Hardy Reigns compete in Nanaimo at Island Championships

“We are very fortunate to have this opportunity for our youth in Port Hardy”

Derina Harvey Band – Heartfelt, Energetic, Celtic rock comes to Port Hardy

Front-woman Derina Harvey leads this Celtic-rock act, who offer an authentic east-coast experience.

VIDEO: Killer whales hunt for seals in Vancouver harbour

Bigg’s killer whales feed on marine mammals like seals, sea lions, dolphins and even other whales

Amber alert issued for 5-year-old Ontario boy

Ethan Montes is believed to be in the company of his mother, 47-year-old Juliet Mohammed

Blaine, Wash. inn owner, charged with smuggling people into B.C., granted bail

Robert Joseph Boule ordered to turn away anyone indicating a plan to enter Canada illegally

RCMP arrest B.C. man following threatening Vaisakhi Facebook post

Post made reference to pressure cooker bomb at massive Surrey parade

Another illegal dump of 200 Dungeness crab discovered in northern B.C.

DFO confident new site related to larger April 2 dump

Northern B.C. high school student reaches 100,000 followers on YouTube

Voice actor, animator, Jericho Fortune has more than 30-million views on his channel GTAGAMER222

University mourns student who died in B.C. canoeing accident

Andrew Milner, 19, was in his second year with the University of Calgary’s basketball program

Most Read