Sylvan Lake hosts hundreds of Highland dancers for competition

More than 120 dancers from across Alberta came to Sylvan Lake over the weekend for the Red Deer Region Highland Dancing Association’s Open Competition. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
A highland dancer performs the fling, Feb. 8. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
The dancers who performed were accompanied by live bagpipe music, provided by two pipers. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
The eighth annual Open Competition was a day long event, hosted at the multi-campus gym at Ecole Fox Run School. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
The afternoon portion of the competition began with a fling. Other dances performed during the competition included the Sword, Jig, Pas de Basques and Seann Tr. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

The Red Deer Region Highland Dancing Association hosted its eighth annual Open Competition in Sylvan Lake, Feb. 8.

The day-long event say more than 120 highland dancers converge on Ecole Fox Run School.

The competition was broken up into two segments, the morning and afternoon, with different dances performed in each. The morning had three categories; primary, beginner and novice. The afternoon segment was for intermediate and premier dancers.

The dancers performed to live music provided by a musician playing the bagpipes. There were two adjudicators, both hailing from British Columbia, who judged and adjudicated each performer.

The Loree Martin-Vellner Memorial Cake Walk was also a part of the competition. Separate from the main competition, the cake walk perform a choreographed four step piece. Winners of the cake walk received a ribbon and cake.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

TC Energy enlists Alberta to help finish US$8-billion Keystone XL project

Alberta government has agreed toinvest about US$1.1 billion (C$1.5 billion) as equity in the project

Sylvan Lake’s Flags of Remembrance ceremonies cancelled due to pandemic

The flags will fly along the lake and Highway 11 under the name “Flags of Unity”, Sept. 12-Nov. 12

Agriculture critical during and post-epidemic, Ag Minister says

Agriculture and Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen held a call-in town hall meeting Monday night

Open Letter on the Temporary Adjustment to K-12 Education Funding

Canadian Parents for French is a nationwide, research-informed, volunteer organization

VIDEO: 17 COVID-19 cases in central Alberta

March 23 update from Dr. Hinshaw

Alberta’s energy war room to spend only on ‘subsistence operations’ due to COVID-19

Alberta’s energy war room to spend only on ‘subsistence operations’ due to COVID-19

Father of Humboldt Bronco disappointed Saskatchewan has relaxed trucking rules

Father of Humboldt Bronco disappointed Saskatchewan has relaxed trucking rules

Alberta education minister resists Opposition calls to rescind mass layoffs

Alberta education minister resists Opposition calls to rescind mass layoffs

Alberta Medical Association calls health-care changes irresponsible during pandemic

Alberta Medical Association calls health-care changes irresponsible during pandemic

Crosby, McDavid favourites again in NHLPA annual poll

Crosby, McDavid favourites again in NHLPA annual poll

Toronto not banning sports events through June yet, but other measures in place

Toronto not banning sports events through June yet, but other measures in place

Too little too late? Experts decry Mexico virus policy delay

Too little too late? Experts decry Mexico virus policy delay

Hope floats: Alberta town ravaged by flood rolls out parade float for COVID-19

Hope floats: Alberta town ravaged by flood rolls out parade float for COVID-19

Most Read