Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Les Jeux FGQ Group Gymnastics Demonstration

The OGC Acrobats traveled to Montreal to participate in the 2013 Quebec Gymnastics Games on May 4th.  This event was a large fun gymnastics event showcasing the group or team gymnastics sports that are offered by the Quebec Gymnastics Federation.  Though the OGC athletes performed their competitive routines scores were not given out rather "So You Think You Can Dance" style feedback was provided to the athletes and the overall routines were acknowledged at the end of the day.  The routines were witnessed by a panel of judges including the following: Eva Rucka, one of the founders of acrobatic gymnastics in Canada, Dmitry Belyaykov, Acrobatic Gymnastics Talent Scout for Cirque du Soleil, and Jerome, from the National Circus School. 

The weekend was absolutely great for everyone with beautiful weather, good food and friendly gymnastics.  The Quebec Games included Artistic Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Acro and Gymnaestrada performances at a huge fieldhouse in Terrebonne.  

This was a fun way to perform our routines one more time in a low stress environment..

Drinks at Don's favourite Old Montreal restaurant Jardin Nelson.

Claire and Erin striking a pose on the sculptures outside of the Cirque du Soleil headquarters (left side) and in front of the National Circus School (right side).

The OGC Acrobats group photo from the Quebec Games.

COOL to see OGC acrobats take the top three routine spots in the first half of the event.

Claire and Erin happy to have been awarded top routine of the first 22 performances.

ITEQC Acro Club from Quebec City performing their Rock and Roll Gymnaestrada routine.

Acrobatic Gymnastics has some really cool suits that are very colourful and intricate.  They make for a great montage of design.

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