VCA teams show im­pres­sive re­sults at For the Love of Cheer event

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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.

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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.

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