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Chips fly as Shane Olson, winner of the Men’s Standing Chop, drives his axe on target. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Loggers Sports Day makes a splash in Sandspit

Shain Olson, Iritana Houston crowned King and Queen Logger at 53rd annual Loggers Sports Day.

Chips fly as Shane Olson, winner of the Men’s Standing Chop, drives his axe on target. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Jerome ‘Junkyard Dog’ Williams of Raptors fame throws a jump ball for Jesse Barnes, left, and Duane Alsop, right — who won it with daughter Hazel in one arm — at a ceremony celebrating the newly refurbished court at the George Brown Rec Centre on July 21. Sponsored by the NBA and Bank of Montreal, the newly sanded cedar court now features FIBA-standard lines and a clear finish that shows where it comes from. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

NBA comes to Skidegate

Raptors veteran Jerome ‘Junkyard Dog’ Williams praises Saints at re-opening of Skidegate court.

Jerome ‘Junkyard Dog’ Williams of Raptors fame throws a jump ball for Jesse Barnes, left, and Duane Alsop, right — who won it with daughter Hazel in one arm — at a ceremony celebrating the newly refurbished court at the George Brown Rec Centre on July 21. Sponsored by the NBA and Bank of Montreal, the newly sanded cedar court now features FIBA-standard lines and a clear finish that shows where it comes from. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Marathoner Darcy Venne gets a warm welcome at the finish. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Fit finishes at 2017 Totem to Totem

Eleventh annual Skidegate marathon held in memory of Jaylund Russ.

Marathoner Darcy Venne gets a warm welcome at the finish. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Students set a high bar at all-island meet

Students set a high bar at all-island meet

Elementary track and field meet draws students from Sandspit to Old Massett.

Students set a high bar at all-island meet
Here are the 2016 Masset Haida Lions derby winners to beat. From left to right are Kevin Humphries, whose halibut weiged in at 50.45 lbs; Hailey Holland, whose salmon tipped the scales at 17.78 lbs.; Dwayne Piercey, who landed a 23.02 lbs. salmon; Piercey’s son Jeremy, whose winning halibut was 22.26 lbs.; and Al Tuningley, whose salmon came in at 21.64 lbs. (File photo/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Lions go fish

Masset Haida Lions Club to co-host second annual fishing derby

Here are the 2016 Masset Haida Lions derby winners to beat. From left to right are Kevin Humphries, whose halibut weiged in at 50.45 lbs; Hailey Holland, whose salmon tipped the scales at 17.78 lbs.; Dwayne Piercey, who landed a 23.02 lbs. salmon; Piercey’s son Jeremy, whose winning halibut was 22.26 lbs.; and Al Tuningley, whose salmon came in at 21.64 lbs. (File photo/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Great Owl Lightning runs alongside Haida Gwaii youth playing the Guardian’s Game along the coast between Skidegate and Tlell. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Bringing the Guardian’s Game to Haida Gwaii

“If it calls to you, you should jump in,” says Great Owl Lightning.

Great Owl Lightning runs alongside Haida Gwaii youth playing the Guardian’s Game along the coast between Skidegate and Tlell. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Students run over dunes and forest trails at Misty Meadows meet

Students run over dunes and forest trails at Misty Meadows meet

Bright, breezy day makes every run a winner at Tlell cross-country meet.

Students run over dunes and forest trails at Misty Meadows meet