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Whistler Gymnastics to host meet this weekend

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For the first time in the history of Whistler Gymnastics, the club is hosting a regional Zone 5 meet featuring beam, vault and trampoline events.

The meet, High On Gymnastics, takes place at Whistler Secondary Community School this Saturday and Sunday, and features clubs from around the Lower Mainland and Bowen Island.

"We’re really happy to be hosting a competition for the very first time," said Whistler Gymnastics program director Tami Ross. "Our parent volunteers have done a super job, and we think it’s going to go really well.

"This is also the first time our athletes haven’t had to travel to a meet, so they’ll get to see another side of the event other than just competing. They’ll be doing the score keeping, organizing things, it will be a good experience. They will also have their family and friends there, which will be good for them as well."

The meet will also help the club financially, as proceeds from admission, the concession stand, and other promotions goes back into Whistler Gymnastics.

Schedule:

Saturday, March 8 – 4 to 9 p.m.

Interclub Women’s Vault and Beam and Men’s Vault and Trampoline

9 a.m. to noon – Equipment movement and set-up

4 p.m to 9 p.m. – General warm-up, 4 to 4:20 p.m.; opening ceremony 4:20 to 4:30 p.m.; flights one to four 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. followed by awards to 6:30 p.m.; flights five to eight 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. followed by awards until 9 p.m.; closing entertainment.

Sunday, March 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kip, Zone and Provincial Level One Vault and Beam

Morning Session (KIPs, Provincial and Zone Level One, Novice and Open categories) – General warm-up, 9 to 9:20 a.m.; march-in 9:20 to 9:30 a.m.; competition and awards 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Afternoon Session (Provincial and Zone Level One, Argo and Tyro categories) – General warm-up, 1 to 1:20 p.m.; march-in 1:20 to 1:30; competition and awards 1:30 to 5 p.m.

The club is also still looking for manpower to help move their gymnastics equipment to and from its home at Myrtle Philip Community School. Contact the club at 604-902-3547 if you can help out.

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