Not Just Pom Poms and Chanting

Royal City Cheer and Tumbling offers a lot for local kids

Royal City Cheer started as a very big idea from its Director Nicole Pasacreta. Nicole has been coaching cheer since she was asked as a student at NWSS in 1997. Nicole has helped transform the lives of hundreds of people across the province, many of which have followed in her footsteps and coach in local Cheer clubs today.

Fast forward nearly 20 years; it was time New Westminster had a cheer program accessible to boys and girls of all ages year round. The first step was a very successful cheer camp in 2015 to raise funds for the NWSS Hyacks cheer program. This helped garner interest from the community for the High School Program and to fund travel to competitions.

Royal City Cheer and Tumbling became a society in November 2015 and started offering classes out of the NWSS Gym one night a week for beginner’s competitive cheer and tumbling. Boys and girls learn fundamentals, safety, and have fun with events and even get to compete against other beginner teams.

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High speed bike racing is coming to Uptown New Westminster

Exciting criterium coming in May!

The B.C. provincial criterium championships are scheduled for the Royal City on May 28. The Hyack Festival Grand Prix will be held in conjunction with the annual Hyack Festival parade.

And while a course has yet to be finalized, David Brett, the race organizer, said the event will add to the excitement in Uptown on parade day.

“This will be one more reason for people to head Uptown, camp out for a few hours and take in a high-level sporting event,” said Brett.

A criterium is a high-speed competition in which riders circumnavigate a closed course one to two kilometre long dozens of times. The provincials will consist of races for juniors, senior men and women, as well as masters.

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