Saturday , 28 May 2022

Local cheer teams return to action for first time in almost two years

All images provided by Melissa Kirkendall (Premier Academy) and Christopher Holden (Cheerforce Jets).

Bonnyville and Cold Lake cheerleading teams were able to participate in their first competitions in 698 days over the past weekend.

Premier Academy and Cheerforce Jets both travelled to Edmonton for the Cold Snap Cheer & Dance Championships.

Bonnyville U6 Scorchers – Level 1

Bonnyville Glimmer U12 Level 1 – 4th place

Bonnyville Dynamite U12 Level 2 – 4th Place

Bonnyville Xplosion U17 Level 2 – 2nd Place

Cold Lake

Cheer coach Viola Holden remarked there were two teams from Cold Lake that competed. “It was a really great first competition back for all of our teams, and it was really awesome to see them compete again and see how much they’ve continued to grow and develop their skills despite the repeated closures over the last two years.”
Cheerforce Jets gym placements were:
1st Place:
Lexi Sakowich – U8 Level 2 individual
Maëlle Kilburn – U12 Level 2 individual
Sophia Ford – U17 Level 2 individual
2nd Place:
Hornets – U8 Level 1 team (Cold Lake)
5th Place:
Alpha Jets – U17 Level 3 team
6th Place:
Snowbirds – U17 Level 2 team (Cold Lake)


About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.