Cheerleaders in Canada? Yes! And they’re wearing GK!
Though the Great White North has been historically a hockey nation where cheerleaders are seldom, if ever, seen, the sport of competitive cheerleading has been growing in popularity over the past decade. Most of the grass roots cheerleading programs in Canada sprang out of school based squads, but more and more competitive cheer programs are starting out as a stand alone sport and not just in support of another activity.
The Cheersport Sharks of Cambridge, Ontario are a testament to just how big competitive cheerleading has become in Canada. The Sharks recently moved into a state-of-the-art, custom built, 18,000 square foot cheer gym dubbed, “The Shark Tank.” The Sharks also recently celebrated a huge win after capturing 1st place at the 2011 Cheer Evolution Nationals in Niagara Falls, Ontario. They also won the Level 5 Grand Champion banner and were the highest scoring team of the event.
These Canadian cheerleaders are blazing their own trail and are sporting GK cheerleading uniforms on their journey!