Pictured are Makayla Beam

Pictured are Makayla Beam

Local gymnasts shine at Provincial Championships in Vancouver

A group of local athletes from the Kicking Horse Gymnastics Club put on a strong showing at Provincials.

Christine Muise


Kicking Horse Gymnastics Club Provincial Level 2 athletes, Jasmine Wan, Kelsey Lloyd and Makayla Beam competed at Provincial Championships on Friday April 13 at the Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre and Flicka Gymnastics in North Vancouver.

Their hard work has placed them in the top 30 of their division in the province.

On beam the girls shone with Lloyd placing 7th and Beam placing 8th.  They all finished strong: Lloyd 18th place overall, Beam 23rd overall and Wan 24th.

With only two years of competitive training under their belts, it was a very successful meet and most importantly… it was fun!

The athletes and their coach were extremely thankful to Dr. Dolinsky and the Golden Dental Center for the kind and unexpected generosity of sponsoring the trip to Provincials with $500.

Overwaitea was also generous with a gift card of $50.

The athletes work hard training upwards of nine hours a week to achieve the level of gymnastics in which they compete.

They appreciate the Mount 7 Rec Plex as their training ground, especially Mel MacMahon who works tirelessly to keep the facility clean and safe.

There are eight Provincial Level athletes in Golden who will be heading to Zone Championships in Nelson the weekend of May 5. Also in May, a number of Interclub athletes and Competitive girls will be going to the Coconut Cup in Kimberley.

Kicking Horse Gymnastics has a variety of preschool and afterschool programs with children and youth of various skill levels and abilities.


The club hopes to offer some summer gymnastics camps as well as a full slate of Fall 2012 programming.