The world stage and local training

Team Canada Coed - Silver medalists at the 2019 ICU World Championships

World Championships

Last issue, we reported that the silver medalist team representing Canada at the 2019 International Cheer Union Junior World Championships was comprised of athletes and coaches from the Power Cheer Gym and Bluewater Cheerleading from Sarnia. Two days after the Jr team’s podium performance (and after the publication deadline), Team Canada Coed ‘Premier’ team also took silver at the World Championships.

The (senior) National team is comprised of athletes selected from across the entire country, and we are extremely proud to have had 10 present and recently graduated Western Mustangs on the squad of 27 athletes. The Gold medalists (Team USA) have only been beaten once in the past 10 years, yet Canada was only 4 points behind them, knocking powerhouse Chinese Taipei to Bronze. Power Cheer Gym is the home training site of both the Western Mustangs and Team Canada, and we are immensely proud of the achievements of these elite cheer athletes.

Summer Training

Summer training for all levels of cheer athletes is under way with team practices, tumbling lessons, skills and specialty camps, and ‘Learn to Cheer’ classes. It is never too late to join, and PCG reminds anyone who missed the spring tryouts to please contact the gym and arrange for a ‘try-it’ session or to sit in on a practice or class for free. We have teams covering all ages and skill levels from age 4 through 18+.

The Academy Circus

Going into our second year, our team has been busy creating beautiful aerial and acrobatic performances. We competed in three competitions in Southwestern Ontario, claiming 1st overall in the aerial category. Individual performances wowed the crowd in aerial silks, hoop, trapeze, acro, contortion and Weggsphere. The Academy also performed in many local conventions, events and shows.

The Performing team is available to be booked for your next function. Contact for more information. Summer training camps are still accepting students for anyone interested in learning more about circus arts. Registration is now open for our new season. Visit

Submitted by Power Cheer Gym