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The Georgian Jumpers are based in Parry Sound Ontario, Canada, on the shores of beautiful Georgian Bay. Here, thirteen skippers and three coaches participate in community outreach events including Jump Rope for Heart, and Hockey camps in addition to hosting and travelling to workshops and competitions. Most recently, the Georgian Jumpers hosted the Ontario Open Invitational for the 2016 season, and travelled to Alberta, Canada for the National championships, where members earned National titles in both masters and team, as well as a silver in endurance speed at the Grand National Championship.
Listen to Episode 17 here to get a young perspective on the sport, and to hear Eilea and Cory reflect on the significance of some of the answers given in Eilea’s interview of the team members. Giggle along with us as we learn from the joy and ambitions of these young skippers. Some of our sport’s wisest insights come from it’s youngest members!
Follow the Georgian jumpers on social media: @GeorgianJumpers
With special thanks to Leigh and Darcy Weeks, who hosted us for the weekend, to coach Paul who is the coolest male role model, and to Kaitlyn Simpson, who basically ran the entire workshop, let me paint her face, and put up with my singing in the car.