Rhythmic gymnasts raise training funds

Members of the Okanagan Rhythmic Association raised some dough at Boston Pizza.

Members of the Okanagan Rhythmic Association raised some dough at Boston Pizza.

Recently, staff at the Vernon restaurant had their hands full teaching gymnasts how to take orders, carry drinks and bus tables.

“The Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnasts were out in full force to raise money for their upcoming travel costs,” said Lori Moger, with the club.

“In fact, more than 40 young athletes participated in this incredible event.”

Rhythmic gymnastics requires a significant training and travel commitment.

“Unfortunately for Vernon, the closest competitive club is in Vancouver,” said Moger.

“The competitive, elite team will travel to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Toronto just this year, and it looks for fundraising opportunities whenever possible.”

Moger says Sean Matile and the staff at Boston Pizza deserve thanks for supporting the club.

“Our celebrity servers also showed off some of their stage make-up for the upcoming theatre production, Aladdin’s Lamp,” she said.

“More than 100 gymnasts, along with dancers and professional actors, create a dynamic fusion of the arts in this much-loved story of Aladdin and his wishes.  If you’ve never seen a production by Olympian and coach Camille Martens, then this is the year.”

 

Tickets are available at www.ticketseller.ca or at the Performing Arts Centre and the show runs Friday and Saturday.