CARNDUFF - The Carnduff Gym Club’s competitive team hosted a fun meet at the gymnastics gym, located in the Dean Fraser Community Centre, for both recreational and competitive athletes on April 9.
Moosomin’s Ross Fit and Gym Club brought both competitive and recreational athletes to partake in the meet. There were 34 gymnasts in total from four to 13 years old. Each competitor completed a routine on floor, bars, beam and vault. The boys competitive team competed on floor, horizontal bar, parallel bars, vault and rings. These gymnasts work hard in their classes throughout the year and this is a great way to show off their skills in a fun competition.
Volunteer judges watched each routine and wrote comments for the gymnasts to take home. Although no awards were given out, there were some fun challenges for the competitive gymnasts at each event, like best leap or jump on the beam, and thanks to the generosity of West-way Farms in Carlyle, each gymnast that participated received a t-shirt.
The Carnduff Gym Club also had sponsorship from Real Magotiaux and Debbie Duke, Mary-Anne Minshull and Nick Pirie for canteen supplies, Canadian Energy Services for sandwiches, and many donations of prizes from local business. The Carnduff Gym Club hopes to grow its fun meet and make it an annual event.
The Carnduff Gym Club has been present in Carnduff since 1976. The club teaches kids two to 18 years old in recreational artistic gymnastics and ninja (parkour) classes, and has a competitive team consisting of athletes in both the Junior Olympics and Xcel streams. Approximately 80-100 gymnasts participate in the club’s classes each year and in recent year the club has started to host drop-in days and summer camps.
In 2006 the club began to compete in a few events and has had some gymnasts go to provincials.
Carnduff’s competitive team went to two competitive meets this year in Regina and Yorkton, where gymnasts brought home metals and awards. They are excited to end their season with a showcase of their routines and skills at the gym on April 23 at 4 p.m.