Sandspit is getting ready to host its biggest event of the year Saturday, the annual Logger Sports Day celebration.
Logger Sports Day has a long history in Sandspit with the first one held about 50 years ago, said Mirjam Prudhomme, one of the many volunteers helping to organize the event.
This year’s Logger Sports Day will have something for everyone, with events for kids between the ages of 4 and 7, 7 and 12, 12 to 16, and adult. There are nine events for men to compete in, seven for women, six for the novices, and four for each of the younger groups.
Despite recent hard times in the community, volunteers have come forward from a variety of local organizations to help with the day, said Ms Prudhomme, this year’s prize coordinator.
“It’s a lot of work,” she said. “So far it’s looking good.”
Adult and novice competitors (age 12 and up) can pre-register for their events by calling Ms Prudhomme at 637-2249. They can also register at the community hall grounds on Saturday morning between 9:30 am and 12 noon. For the under-12s, there is no registration cut-off.
The competition begins at noon and keeps going until it’s over. The day will start off with a parade at 9:45 am with the theme “Spirit of the Islands”, and it will wind up with a dance at the hall.
Throughout the day, there’ll be children’s games and food booths outside the hall, and a swap and shop inside with proceeds going towards the proposed tot park, Ms Prudhomme said.
The fun starts Saturday morning (July 29) at the Sandspit community hall.
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