I am proud to say that our event is one of the highest quality events any Kettlebell Lifter will participate in anywhere. This is made possible by committed volunteers and team work. My goal when I held the first event 3 years ago was to grow the sport of Kettlebell here in Victoria. Well, we had 18 lifters last year and 33 this year so I’d say we are heading in the right direction!!
I would also like to acknowledge the judges, sponsors and supporters from this year’s event. – without you, the Victoria KB Classic would not be possible. Thank you to Sarah Kaufman, Christine Cameron, Kaevon Khoozani, and Nathan Gilmour for judging all the lifters and to our sponsors – Iron Bell Fitness, Breathe Athletics, Urban Web, MD Esthetics, Kettle Guard, Popeye’s, Lifestyle Markets, Thrifty Foods, , Aloyd Fitness, Telus, Peninsula Runners, “Koo & Poppet”, Tim Horton’s, Cupcake Creations and Howard Johnson Hotel.
Congratulations to everyone involved for making Victoria a top destination for any Kettlebell Sport lifter!!
See you in 2014 A shout out to Malcolm and Universal Playground for his DJ and emcee skills during the event…thanks for helping the lifters get their groove on with a great playlist! Linda Gilmour
2012- Thank You Lifters, Judges and Organizers for a wonderful fun event. A special thank you to everyone for coming out to our 2nd annual event – everyones support made this a wondeful day full of PR sets and many hitting WKC Rank numbers! A special congratulations to Melissa Swanson who achieved her MASTER OF SPORT Rank in Biathlon! A big thank you to the lifters who came from throughout the US, BC Interior and locally, to give their all up on the mats and made this a event such a success. So much fun! Hope to see everyone again next year, plus many more lifters….spread the word and lets keep this sport growing. Linda
Comments from 2012……..
The 2012 Victoria Kettlebell Sport Classic was one of the sweetest meets I’ve experienced to date! Linda Gilmour and family put on an exciting, professional, and flawless meet with everything from a free ART therapist onsite to Kettlebell cupcakes for all the participants. Aside from lifting in a state-of-the-art venue, we had the opportunity to see some old friends and make new ones in this beautiful British Columbia city. Cate Imes (she put on a clinic with the 22kg snatch – btw), Charlie Fornelli, and many Victoria Kettlebell Team members put on a high quality show by upholding WKC standards in all their sets…… (Steve Khuong)
It was a great event, very organized, and every thought was given to the lifters and their comfort. Great job Linda!…….(Jennifer Cord)
Thank you, Linda for a great event! Everything was perfect, even the weather 😉 Can’t wait to come again next year……. (Jennifer Cord)
This was an awesome meet! Thanks Linda ……. (Cate Imes)