Cheer competition to draw 1,300

Close to 1,300 cheerleaders from Alberta will compete in the Red Deer Cheer and Dance Challenge, Feb. 18 at Lindsay Thurber High School.

Close to 1,300 cheerleaders from Alberta will compete in the Red Deer Cheer and Dance Challenge, Feb. 18 at Lindsay Thurber High School.

It’s the third annual competition for Premier Cheer Inc. with 69 teams expected to be on hand.

Teams will consist of athletes ranging from four year of age to adult.

Red Deer teams are some of the best in the province. The program had seven teams at competition in January in Edmonton where they came away with three firsts, two thirds and two fourths.

Competition begins with the first of four events at 9:30 a.m. with the others at 11:45 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

Premier Cheer Inc. was established in Edmonton in 2004 and expanded to Red Deer in September of 2009. Red Deer has 150 competitors ranging from four-18 years of age.