Grande Prairie is home to a world record holder. 18 year old Melanie Curtis set the new mark for the One Foot High Kick at last week’s Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, Alaska with a distance of 7 feet-10 inches.

“I was excited, obviously.  I mean they did not tell me what the height was for the world record before I kicked.  And then when I finished, they were like ‘Hey, you just set a new world record’ and I was like ‘Oh my god, no way!'”

Curtis, who is an instructor at the Grande Prairie Gymniks club, has competed in three Arctic Winter Games, winning a combined total of 10 Ulus, including 3 gold.