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Aerials host March Break Invitational at ARHS this weekend

AMHERST – The Aerials Gymnastics Club is hosting their annual March Break Invitational gymnastics meet this weekend at Amherst Regional High School.

“We have 216 girls registered to compete,” said Aerials coach Michelle Landry. “And we have close to 40 girls from our club competing.”

The meet attracts gymnasts from throughout Nova Scotia and PEI.

“The girls are always excited to compete at their own meet,” said Landry.

Long time Aerials competitor, Kirsten Lawrence, will be jumping to a new level this weekend.

“Kirsten has been competing at Level 7 but she’s going to move up to Level 8 this weekend,” said Landry. “That’s getting up there but I think she has the skills she needs to compete at that level, so we’ll see how she does.”

Equipment was torn down at the club last night. It is packed into a truck which will be unloaded at ARHS Friday afternoon.

“The equipment seems to get heavier every year,” said Landry.

Anybody who wants to help unload and set up the equipment is more than welcome to join in. “Unloading at the school will, ideally, be at about 3 p.m., depending on the weather.”

Landry hopes a lot of people come out to see the gymnasts in action.

“We hope people come out to the meet and check out what the girls are doing. There’s all kinds of different levels. We have our competitive girls, three sessions on Saturday and early sessions on Sunday,’ said Landry. “The other two sessions are our pre-competitive and recreation, so there’s all kinds of different levels and the girls are excited to show what they can do.”

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