VCA teams show impressive results at For the Love of Cheer event
Four competitive teams from Valley Cheer Athletics in Kentville recently competed at the For the Love of Cheer All-star Cheerleading Competition in Quispamsis, N.B. with good results.
More than a dozen clubs from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island fielded multiple teams at all levels for the competition, hosted by Sky Athletics in Quispamsis.
Day one of the competition marks a VCA first: all four competing teams – Junior 1 Pride, Junior 2 Believe, Senior 1 Inspire and Senior 2 Destiny – had perfect routines on the floor, with judges giving out the prized “zeroes” for deductions. In the club’s nine-year history, across the board zeroes for all teams in a single day’s competition has never happened. And, on day two, Junior Pride did it again.
Overall, all four teams put in their best routines of the year. For the Love of Cheer was the club’s fifth competition since January and, with Nova Scotia provincials May 13 and 14 in Cape Breton, the results are a great boost for athletes.
Junior 1 finished third in a field of six teams after two days of competition, their best placement this season to date following weeks of routine changes and hard work in the gym.
Junior 2 finished fourth in a four-team class, showing their strength even in a field of athletes almost all at the older range of age and experience in the class.
Senior 1 finished fifth of six teams, overcoming a series of
Book readings coming up
Writer Anne Berube will read from her memoir, Be Feel Think Do on Friday, May 12 at the Box of Delights Bookstore in Wolfville. She’ll be there at 4 p.m.
Then on Monday, May 15 J. Neven-pugh, author of the Dragon Tail series, will do a reading at 2 p.m.
On Friday, May 26 Ruth Abernethy, who created two local sculptures, will give a presentation at 6:30 p.m.
She is the author of Life and Bronze: A Sculptor’s Journal, which is the story behind her rich and varied artistic career. season obstacles to put in an amazing run.
Senior 2 finished fourth of five teams, with just one point separating the first and fifth place teams in a highly competitive class.
“Regardless of placings, teams all had their best runs to date - everyone with zero deductions on day one. Amazing!” said VCA coach Megan Shepherd. “We saw some of the best performances from teams this weekend, and now we have work to do for all teams in the technique area for provincials, but all our athletes and families can take a step back after this weekend and look at how far we’ve come.
“Nothing but proud of each and every one of you!”
Kings County writer Laura Best’s new novel, Cammie Takes Flight, is scheduled for May 13 at 2 p.m. at the East Dalhousie hall.
Visually impaired and abandoned by her parents, Cammie Turple has been raised by her tenacious bootlegging aunt in rural Tanner, N.S.
Best’s last fiction about young Cammie came out in 2013. Cammie Takes Flight is a sequel.
Contra dance time in Greenwich
Excellent and experienced caller Kat Kitching from Halifax, together with the musicians known as Space Paddy Bog People, will guide the steps for some set-dancing pleasure in the Bishop Hall, Greenwich on Saturday, May 13.
No experience, no partner? No problem. We will teach you the steps with a brief introduction starting at 7:30 p.m. Bring a water bottle and comfortable footwear and plan to have a great time, says fiddle player Denise Aspinall.
With fiddle, flute, mandolin and guitar, the Space Paddy Bog People aim to provide a sun and stars Irish backdrop to your promenades and sashays and do-si-dos. Tickets are $10 at the door. birthday with both traditional songs and contemporary pieces that showcase our identity as a country. As always, we expect tickets for the final concerts to go fast.
The Annapolis Valley Honour Choirs are led this year by interim conductors Scott Jones (senior) and Olivia Frampton (junior) and accompanied by Lisa St. Clair.
Advanced tickets are available at all Ticketpro outlets ($15 for adults and $5 for students or children, plus Ticketpro service fees) or at the door, if available ($20 for adults and $10 for students or children).
Order online through either the AVHC website (www.avhc. ca) or at Ticketpro (www. ticketpro.ca), by phone at 1-888-311-9090, or at all Ticketpro locations in Atlantic Canada.
Catch some flicks at Fundy Cinema
Fundy Cinema will screen Jean of the Jones on May 14: An energetic, whip-smart comedyset to a sprightly jazz soundtrack by pianist Robi Botos about Jean, the twenty-something scion of an all-female Brooklyn clan, wrestling with her literary aspirations, romantic mishaps and the chaotic preparations for her estranged grandfather’s funeral. Sunday, May 14: 7 p.m.
The cinema will show Don’t Blink: Robert Frank on May 17: A revelatory portrait of groundbreaking photographer and filmmaker Robert Frank most celebrated for his seminal photo book The Americans following him from his early life in Switzerland to his eventual quest for solitude in a remote corner of Nova Scotia. Wed, May 17: 7 pm.
The society will screen Being 17 on May 21: Andre Téchiné directs this tender teenage love story of gay awakening about two high school boys in rural France whose initial physical rivalry gives way to surprisingly deep and passionate emotion. Sunday, May 21: 7 p.m.
Films screen at the Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville. Tickets are $9 and they are available 30 minutes before screening. fundycinema.ca
Special showing of Maudie set for Valley Drive-in
For the Coldbrook Lions, bringing a film with a strong Valley connection to the big screen of the Valley Drive-in was a must-do.
The popular facility opened for the season last weekend, and for one night only, the Valley Drive-in will show Maudie, the true story of Maude Lewis.
“The Lions have been working behind the scenes to bring the ever-requested Maudie to the very big screen in the Valley,” said Lion Dave Schaffner. “On Thursday, May 18, just before the long weekend, the Valley Drive-in will indeed be playing the true story of Maude Lewis.”
Residents have been requesting a showing of the popular film, Schaffner said, and thanks to the work of Lion Kirk Longmire, they succeeded.
“Don’t miss out. We only have the booking for one night,” he added.
There is a special price of $15 a carload for the show, which will get underway at 9 p.m.
Valley Cheer Athletics’ Junior 1 Pride nailed their routine, with zero deductions two days in a row at the April 22 and 23 For the Love of Cheer Competition in Quispamsis, N.B.