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Westwood Junior student to represent Quebec in PEI

PHOTO BY JENNIFER BENDER-VINCENT Taking lessons since she was four, Alison Vincent will compete in four dance categories in Prince Edward Island.

Young Hudsonite Alison Vincent is off to a dance in Prince Edward Island this week. And it is unquestionably one that she will remember all her life.

Alison, who has just finished Grade 7 at Westwood Junior where she had the top academic average, will be representing the Province of Quebec in her age group - 12 and under 14 - at the ScotDance Canada Championship Series in Charlottetown.

“I am so excited about representing my province and I have been training very hard,” says Alison who has been Highland dancing since she was four as a student of Jennifer Stephenson of the Stephenson School of Dance in Pointe Claire which has performed at the Hudson Legion's Robbie Burns' Dinner the past two years.

As for the specific dances she will be performing, all the while wearing Dress Tweedsmuir tartan because of its white background which looks better than others when they perform, they are the Highland Fling, Sword Dance, Seann Triubhas, and the Strathspey & Highland Reel.

Says Alison who will be away for six days, "I love Highland dancing because it mixes art and sport and it is really challenging.”

Way to go Alison and you can be sure that everyone here at home will be cheering you on!

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