Competitive season kicks off for rhythmic gymnasts

The Kanata Rhythmic Sportive Gymnastics Club kicked off their competitive season on Jan. 26 with an inhouse meet at Bridlewood Community School.

Twenty one gymnasts, ages nine to 18, who are in the provincial stream of competition, demonstrated their skills to family and friends.

The gymnasts have been preparing their required skills with the various apparatus of the sport of rhythmic gymnastics -the ball, hoop, ribbon, rope and clubs -in routines set to music since training began in late August.

Future competitions will be held both locally and in the Toronto area over the next several months.

Local demonstrations are also planned in the area with the first one coming up on Feb. 3 at the Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata in celebration of the Chinese New Year. This coincides with Canada's National Gymnastics week which runs from Feb. 9 to 15 in celebration of the sport of gymnastics.

The club is non-profit organization run by volunteers which offers recreational classes throughout the Kanata and the Stittsville areas.

Founded in 1975 by head coach Dasa Lelli, it offers programming

in two developmental streams, recreational and advanced training. For more information about upcoming competitions, demonstrations, or about recreational classes is invited to visit


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