Submitted by Mirjam Prudhomme-Logger Sports Day – July 17 – dawned with overcast skies, but cleared to a gorgeous sunny day before the events started. The day started with a parade from Super Valu to the community hall grounds. Once at the hall, folks had many activities to choose from. The Sandspit Rangers sold hamburgers and the like at their concession stand; Beta Sigma Phi sold ice cream bars, She Sells was there with ice cream, coffee and other goodies, Sandspit PAC was in charge of the beer garden, Sandspit info centre had a booth with a variety of activities for the kids, Parks gave you the opportunity to dunk a multitude of brave souls with the proceeds to become a bursary in Alex Ross’s memory (that was COLD water), Salmon Safaris was selling desserts to benefit the Alex Ross Memorial, Dickens organized a donation of corn (thanks to Husby Forest Products for this) which was sold with all proceeds going to Bob Botel and his family.
There was also a raffle with prizes donated by Rockies’ Equipment, Mirjam Prudhomme, Super Valu and Jason Schuchard. These were won by: Rockies’ gift certificate- Bob Prudhomme , Super Valu gift certificate-Darryl Konkin, Vacuum Flask-Kathy Salanski- Ceramic Doll-Shelby Harding, Fondue Pot-Sharon Krug. There was a free raffle for the kids under 10 for hats and flags (donated by the Coast Guard) and won by Hunter Allen, Keana Die Bold and Leigham Dickson.
There was a high level of enthusiasm with 57 contestants vying for the top prizes. There were seven girls in the novice event with Amber Leslie winning as Top Female Novice (Princess). Fourteen boys contended for the Top Male Novice (Prince) and David Wourms walked away with the honours.
The Ladies are really becoming a force to reckon with. This year saw 16 ladies competing; next year Verna Hunter will be defending her title as Queen Logger.
The men had a tough time with 20 contestants battling it out. Congratulations to Shain Olsen as this year’s King Logger. Results of the individual events are as follows:
CHOKER RACES-Girls (1) Mackenzie Leslie (2) Amber Leslie (3) Sam Clark Boys-(1) David Wourms (2) Connor Brady (3) Jonathan Hunter Ladies (1) Angela Bueckert (2) Civa Gauthier (3) Tara Sjolund Mens (1) David Belezny (2) Shain Olsen (3) Kris May AXE THROW– Girls -(1) Amber Leslie (2) Karen Clark (3) Sam MacDonald Boys-(1) Connor Brady (2) Jonathan Hunter (3) Joel Richardson Ladies – (1) Amanda Price (2) Angela Bueckert (3) Tara Sjolund Mens-(1)David Baleznay (2) Kris May (3) Neal Kwasnicki NAIL DRIVE-Girls-(1) Mackenzie Leslie (2) Karen Clark (3) Brook Ward Boys-(1) David Wourms, Joel Richardson (2) Jonathan Hunter (3) Connor Brady Ladies (1) Susan Standbridge (2) Verna Hunter (3) Tara Sjolund CHAULK BOOT TOSS– Girls-(1) Mackenzie Leslie (2) Amber Leslie (3) Brook Ward Boys -(1)Patrick Goulet, Joel Richardson (2) Jonathan Hunter, Jacob Foldy (3) Connor Brady PEEVEE ROLL -Girls (1) Amber Leslie (2) Karen Clark (3) Mackenzie Leslie Boys-(1) David Wourms (2) Connor Brady (3) Jonathan Hunter Ladies-(1) Verna Hunter (2) Tara Sjolund (3) Emmy O’Gorman BOWLINE TIE Ladies- (1) Verna Hunter (2) Alex Rinfret (3) Marlee Surtees MOLLY HOGAN – Ladies-(1) Emmy O’Gorman (2)Susan Standbridge (3) Angela Bueckert MENS’ POWERSAW BUCK-(1) Dave Dickson (2) Jasin Wourms (3) Shain Olsen MENS’ HORIZONTAL CHOP – (1) Shain Olsen (2) Pat Hawkshaw (3) Danny Cilli and a special award for perseverance went to Bill Sheridan who stuck it out and just wouldn’t quit. MENS’ EYE SPLICE -(1) Bob Prudhomme (2) Shain Olsen (3) Richard (Dickens) Hill MENS’ MODIFIED POWER SAW BUCK (1) Dave Dickson (2) Rocky Pelletier (3) David Wourms MENS’ STANDING CHOP-(1) Shain Olsen (the only one to actually hit his mark) (2) Pat Hawkshaw (3) David Baleznay MENS’ OBSTACLE POLE BUCK-(1) John Houston (2) Kris May (3) Shain Olsen BURLING- Girls (1) Amber Leslie (2) Brook Ward (3) Sam Clark Boys -(1) David Wourms (2) Jonathan Hunter (3) Connor Brady Ladies -(1) Emmy O’Gorman (2) Tara Sjolund (3) Marlee Surtees Mens’ – (1) John Houston (2) Behn Cochrane (3) David Baleznay
All in all a very busy day which ran longer than in previous years due in part to the sheer number of contenders. Many thanks to our judges and scorekeepers, Jim Henry and Chris Die Bold for hanging in there as well as the MC of the day Robert Chisholm. Many thanks to our generous donors (see ad in this issue), all the contestants, the many volunteers who worked for weeks in advance of this event to make it happen in particular, Richard (Dickens) Hill, Bob Hadcock, and their work crews, Dave Dickson and his work crew, Hecate Junkit for picking up the garbage, Terry Berrows for the use of his truck as an announcers stand, She Sells for organizing the awesome fireworks, Sandspit Volunteer Fire Department for filling the dunk tank and the burling pond so all us non-contestants could laugh at the expense of others, Bill Sheridan for setting up the sound system, Sherry Price for helping organize the prizes, lending a hand at the registration and for keeping me sane throughout it all, the many organizations who set up booths for our enjoyment, and everyone who came out and enjoyed the day.
Special thanks to all of you who prayed for sunshine! You really came through for us.
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