Cheer Canada was announced to be the governing body for Cheerleading in Canada since the world wide recognition and sport acceptance. This exciting opportunity will pave the way for additional funding and scholarships for individuals and teams across the country.
There is so much is on the horizon for Cheer in Canada! While things are moving in a positive direction, it’s not going to come without changes! Cheer Canada is moving to the IASF score card and has made some major changes to the current level system which has increased the skills available withing the current levels.
Additionally with the sport recognition and acceptance, this has opened up the door for funding options available to families in a similar fashion to minor hockey or little league baseball. This now allows for more athletes to have access to the sport where it might not have been the case previously.
All-Star cheerleading received provisional recognition from the International Olympic Committee in December of 2016. This announcement puts cheerleading into the running to become a part of the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. (The New York Times - Dec. 6, 2016)
The International Cheer Union will receive at least $25,000 annually from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), with the possibility of additional grants, to be used towards show casing the sport. This period can last for three years where at any time the IOC can vote to fully recognize the sport. The International Cheerleading Union will then need to petition to be included, at which point if approved, cheerleading becomes and official Olympic Sport.
For all inquiries, please contact the team at the Okanagan Firestorm Cheerleading office.
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