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Headstands and bagging groceries

The lengths Bowen gymnasts will go to, to get to Finland

They’ve sold sports equipment, brought the circus to Bowen, and this weekend they’ll be packing groceries in an effort to raise $20 thousand to fly off to Finland.
Last July, Bowen Island gymnasts participated in the Canadian Gymnaestrada competition in Calgary and through that qualified to be a part of Team Canada for the World Gymnaestrada championships.
“This is a team event, and in Europe it’s a really big deal,” says Lisa Brougham, the head coach of Bowen Island Gymnastics. “We can expect 30 thousand gymnasts to be participating in this event. Team Canada is sending 500.”
The Bowen gymnasts who will be making the trip to Finland are:

Ali Catchlove
Twyla Lotenberg
Callie Brougham
Katie Brougham
Ashley Murphy
Shelby Murphy
Maia Blomberg
Briar Blomberg
Aria Willis
Megan Wall

Brougham says that Bowen Islanders can look forward to many more fundraising events put on by the Gymnastics Club, until the $20 thousand goal is reached.