Xandryn Frost of Port McNeill

Highland dancers place in B.C. competition

Two North Island dancers have been placed among the top five overall in their divisions

Two North Island dancers have placed among the top five overall in their divisions, the best showing ever by North Island dancers, at the B.C. Highland Dance Association Closed Championships.

Emily Walker of Port Hardy, and Xandryn Frost of Port McNeill, both 8, competed in the 7 to 9 years category in the annual event, held May 12 in Port Moody. Georgia Walkus of Port Hardy also travelled to the event and competed in a difficult 10 to 11 years Championship group.

Walker placed sixth in the Highland Fling, fourth in the Sword Dance, 6th in the Seann Triubhas, and second in the Strathspey and Half Tullouch. She was awarded the third runner up position overall in the 7-to-9 championship.

Frost placed fourth in the Highland Reel and fifth in the Seann Truibhas. She was awarded fifth runner up overall in the 7 – 9 Championship.

North Island dance instructor Teresa Charlton noted that these are the highest placings ever achieved by North Island dancers.

About 15 dancers at various levels will travel from the North Island to Edmonton to dance at the week-long competition held as a part of the Canadian Scotdance Championships in July.

 

 

Just Posted

Holberg and Port Hardy loggers on strike get space at North Island Mall

Genoe wanted to say a big thank you to Dirom for allowing them to use the space.

Local author talks about his book ‘The Blue Haired Girl’

Adam Hayes sat down with North Island Gazette Editor Tyson Whitney for an interview about the book.

Voices for the Salish Sea: catchy rhythms and a little confusion

The show was brought to us by the amalgamation of two bands: Tiller’s Folly and The Wilds.

‘Cram the Cruiser’ fundraiser returns to Port McNeill

Cram The Cruiser has traditionally been the single largest fundraiser for the local food bank.

Campbell River mom’s iPhone containing priceless photos stolen from Victoria hospital parkade

The phone contained photos, heartbeat recordings of her late son

‘Kind of lacking:’ Injured Bronco wonders why Canada won’t fund spinal surgery

“I think if Canada can step in and advance this program”

Chilliwack family’s therapy dog injured in hit and run

Miniature pit bull Fifty’s owner is a single mother facing close to $10,000 in vet bills

Cougar destroyed in Penticton area after mauling dog, killing cat

This is the first reported incident with a cougar this year in the Penticton area

Feds not enforcing standards on Hungarian duck imports, B.C. farmer says

‘You have no way of knowing what’s in the bag’

No reports yet of Canadians affected by New Zealand volcano eruption, feds say

Missing and injured included tourists from the U.S., China, Australia, Britain and Malaysia

Vancouver Island blues musician’s mother’s home burglarized and ransacked

David Gogo’s 71-year-old mother has jewelry and artwork stolen in break-in

Dance cancelled after Alberta teacher’s climate lesson prompts online threats

School district near Red Deer cancelled annual family dance due to Facebook comments

In surprise move, defence won’t call witnesses for accused in Abbotsford school killing

‘Change of instructions’ results in defence closing case without calling evidence

Most Read