Nanaimo dancers medal in championships

Dancers from Brigadoon Dance Academy returned from the B.C. championships with an armload of hardware.

Samantha Beach won a gold medal in sword dance and a silver medal in fling, finishing as the second runner-up in the 18-20 years category at B.C. Highland Dancing Association’s B.C. Open Championship.

Also picking up medals were Jillian Peacock (bronze in sword) in 16-17 years category; Paris Johnson (silver in fling) in 15 years category; Zoya Lehrke (silver in reel) in 15 years category; Cameron Kearns (bronze in fling and sword, and silver in seann truibhas and reel), who finished second runner-up in the 11 years category.

The event, held in March in Vancouver, saw dancers from across B.C., Alberta and the U.S.

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