Langley Events Centre site of memorial meet

A gymnastics meet that honours the memory of a young girl who loved the sport is being held this weekend at the Langley Events Centre.

The Christy Fraser Memorial Invitational goes Friday to Sunday (Feb. 14-16) at the LEC.

The meet is held annually to honour Christy Fraser, an avid gymnast until her death on Aug. 5, 1992 at the age of 12.

Upon her passing, a memorial fund was set up in Christy’s name. While funding badly needed equipment for B.C. Children’s Hospital, it also helped Langley Gymnastics Foundation acquire some of the equipment used by its athletes today.

Dumitru Avarvarei, head coach and technical director of LGF which is hosting the meet, said the event will attract more than 25 clubs and roughly 650 male and female gymnasts from across B.C.

Athletes range from the KIP level to national stream.

“We’re very excited to be hosting one of the best competitions in B.C.,” Avarvarei said.

The meet starts at 2:30 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday, and 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

Price of admission is $5 for adults, $10 for a family of four (maximum four adults) and children under the age of 16 get in for free.

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