Alberni gymnasts excel at provincials

Four Port Alberni Gymnastics Academy gymnasts qualified for the 2011 provincial championships, held April 8-10.

Mackenzie Wutke (level 2 novice), Blair Sutton, Alexx Nadig and Heather Kennedy (all level 2 open) were part of more than 800 gymnasts that attended this year’s championships.

Blair Sutton is the provincial uneven bars champion.  Heather Kennedy placed 10 on bars and vault. Alexx Nadig’s best results were on beam with 13th.

The Level 2 open team was on the third-place zone team.

Mackenzie Wutke’s best event was beam with a 24th place finish.

PAGA’S competitive team is now preparing for the 2011 Garden City Invitational May 13-15 and Island Championships at the end of May. Approximately 15 PAGA gymnasts will attend.

PAGA will host its year-end special event on Friday, June 24.  This is a specialty showcase for all PAGA recreational, pre-competitive and competitive gymnasts. This event follows the competitive format without the pressures and is a lot of fun for participants.

PAGA also hosted 75 participants in a “Fit & Fabulous” ladies night fundraiser.

This event had fitness activities from yoga, bosu, belly dancing, pole fitness to  gymnastics combined with express spa services like paraffin wax hand treatments and make-up provided by EM Spa and Salon, massages provided by Serendipity Salon, Acupuncture and massage by Rebekah Blackstone, sugaring hair removal by thesugarshoppe, threading hair removal by Jyoti, hand treatments by a Beauticontrol consultant and nail treatments done by Angelina’s Nails.

This was the first time PAGA has hosted this event. “We had such positive feed back that we look forward to next year with new and exciting events,” a spokesperson said.