A member of the Klondike Highland Dancers cut through the competition like the swords she dances over this past weekend.
Kiarra Fitzsimmons won four gold medals at the Ellerslie Highland Games in Alberta.
She won gold in the sword, Seann Truibhas, lilt and flora dances. She also claimed silver in the fling.
Those results gave her the overall trophy in the 12-14 beginner age group.
Fitzsimmons was one of four Klondike dancers at the Games.
“It was a hot day, so we were all a little over-heated, but they danced very well,” said Klondike instructor Errinlee Fitzsimmons.
Kylie Pfieffer placed second in the sword dance in the 12-14 beginner age group.
Jordyn Cowan, who just moved up into novice, took fourth in her sword dance in the 14-and-up age group.
“With Jordyn moving up a category, it makes it really difficult, so the fact that she placed is very rewarding,” said Errinlee.
Amelia Ford, who like Pfieffer was in her first Outside competition, did not place in her 8-10 beginner group.
“With one of our new competitors competing and placing in her category is a big bonus, too,” said Errinlee. “Walking away with a trophy in the end is just a topper.”
Members of the Klondike Highland Dancers, a non-profit dance club established over 25 years ago, will compete at the Red Deer Highland Games this weekend in Alberta.
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