Castlegar hosts 8th annual Highland Games - UPDATED with full regional results
Stanley Humphries Secondary School in Castlegar is hosting the 8th annual Castlegar Highland Games on Oct. 6 and 7. The competition features dancers from throughout the East and West Kootenays, the Okangan, and even some from Calgary performing in a number of different divisions.
Alyssa Martini, from the Scottie's School of Highland Dance, performed in the 16 and over Premier division. "I like the culture of it because I'm part Scottish," she said. "And it's a different type of dance that's unique."
A former Miss Castlegar candidate, Martini enjoys several of the different dances with her favourite being "village maid".
"The competition is going really well," she said. "There's only 54 dancers, so it's a bit down from last time. But it's a good group."
Martini also enjoys the camaraderie with the other dancers. She enjoys meeting new friends from other parts of the province through dance competitions.
"We only dance fall to spring, so we can only see them then," she said. "But it's fun getting together and getting to talk."
Nine Members of Scottie School of Highland Dance competed at the 8th Annual Castlegar Highland Games held October 6 & 7 at SHSS. The local dancer’s results were as follows:
Beginners 13 & Under-
Highland Fling- 4th Hannah Sanders
Sword Dance- 4th Connor Salekin
Scottish Lilt- 1st Hannah Sanders
Flora- 1st Hannah Sanders
Special Fling- 1st Hannah Sanders
Fling- 3rd Emily Ashton, 4th Isabel McAleer
Sword- 2nd Emily Ashton, 5th Isabel McAleer
Seann Truibhas- 4th Emily Ashton, 5th Hannah Brown
Highland Reel- 3rd Hannah Brown
Scottish Lilt-4th Hannah Brown, 5th Emily Ashton
Special Fling- 5th Emily Ashton
Premier 16 & Over
Fling- 2nd Alyssa Martini
Sword-2nd Alyssa Martini
Seann Truibhas- 2nd Alyssa Martini
Highland Reel-2nd Alyssa Martini
Village Maid-2nd Alyssa Martini
Blue Bonnets-2nd Alyssa Martini
Earl of Errol-1st Alyssa Martini
Also competing were Paige Holmes, Kaitlyn Quiding and Morgan Koorbatoff (injured).