The 60th Annual Comox Valley Gymnastics Championships are just a week away.

Some of Courtenay Recreation’s gymnastics program participants are featured in the friendly competition that will feature over 100 gymnasts and trampoline athletes.

This event has a long-standing history in the Valley. First organized in 1960 by Recreation Director Herb Bradley.

Courtenay’s manager of programs, Kathy Collins says this fun championship has brought gymnasts together for many years.

“This event is a great place for young gymnasts to share their growing skills. We celebrate individual successes by all participants. It’s an exciting day for these young athletes and they have been working very hard to prepare for this event. ”

The event is open to the public and completely free.

The championships will take place from 9:30am to 2:00pm next Saturday at the Lewis Centre.

For more information, call the Lewis Centre at 250-338-5371 or email lewis@courtenay.ca.