Port Alberni’s Meagan Batt performs the Strathsprey & Half Tulloch during the Open Highland Dance Competition in Port Alberni on Saturday, April 13. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Port Alberni’s Meagan Batt performs the Strathsprey & Half Tulloch during the Open Highland Dance Competition in Port Alberni on Saturday, April 13. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

VIDEO: Port Alberni hosts highland dancers

41st annual competition took place at the Alberni Athletic Hall

The Port Alberni Highland Dancers Association and MacKenzie School of Dance hosted the 41st annual Open Highland Dance competition last weekend.

Dancers travelled from across Vancouver Island to the Alberni Athletic Hall to compete in different age groups and dances.

Kristin Stolarz from Edmonton, Alberta was the event judge and Phillip MacKenzie and George Batt were the pipers.

 

Port Alberni’s Sacred Brown-Collicott (in red) performs the Strathsprey & Half Tulloch at the Port Alberni Open Highland Dance competition on Saturday, April 13. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Port Alberni’s Sacred Brown-Collicott (in red) performs the Strathsprey & Half Tulloch at the Port Alberni Open Highland Dance competition on Saturday, April 13. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Natalee Hunt of Port Hardy and Meagan Batt of Port Alberni compete in the Seann Truibhas during Port Alberni’s Open Highland Dance Competition on Saturday, April 13. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Natalee Hunt of Port Hardy and Meagan Batt of Port Alberni compete in the Seann Truibhas during Port Alberni’s Open Highland Dance Competition on Saturday, April 13. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Zaira Walsh of Qualicum Beach and Kali Nahorney of Port Alberni compete in the Sword dance at the Port Alberni open highland dance competition on Saturday, April 13. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Zaira Walsh of Qualicum Beach and Kali Nahorney of Port Alberni compete in the Sword dance at the Port Alberni open highland dance competition on Saturday, April 13. ELENA RARDON PHOTO