Logger Sports Day Saturday

  • Jul. 21, 2014 5:00 p.m.

Islanders wielding axes, saws, and caulk boots will flood the ferry this Saturday (July 26) for the fiftieth annual Sandspit Loggers Sports Day.”We’re hoping for good weather and a great turnout. There are lots of former king and queen loggers coming out, too,” said organizer Betsy Cranmer-Wourms.The festivities start out with a parade themed “The Fifties,” which leaves SuperValu at 9 am, circling the airport and heading down the main street to the logger sports grounds.The ball tournament begins shortly thereafter, starting at 9:30 am and running throughout the day.The main attraction, loggers sports, begin at 10 am and finish at 4:30 pm with an awards ceremony and the crowning of king and queen logger.Divisions include men, women, junior, and peewee competing in sixteen event categories, including axe throw, crosscut saw, pole climb, and log burling.”We added a few events this year. We’ve resurrected the crosscut saw events and tested them in Port Clements at Canada Day. Pole climb has also been resurrected. It used to be quite popular back in the day so we’re bringing it back,” Ms Cranmer-Wourms said.Brave souls will be scaling the greased pole throughout the day, in the hopes of taking the prize held on top.Finally, the full day of events culminates in an adult dance from 9 pm to 1 am featuring music by The Spitfires. Tickets must be purchased in advance from Northern Shores, SuperValu or Brady’s Bistro, $15.BC Ferries will not offer additional sailings for the weekend, said Director of Media Relations Deborah Marshall. Those making the trip from Graham Island should get to the Kwuna early Saturday or, better yet, think about a carpool.

Just Posted

New hospital recruits more junior volunteers

Ten students from GidGalang Kuuyas Naay are volunteering at the Haida Gwaii Hospital/Ngaaysdll Naay.

School counsellors share tips for a kinder, low-stress holiday season

Walk the beach, enjoy a hot bath, play games with family or… Continue reading

Site C dam goes ahead, cost estimate now up to $10.7 billion

Premier John Horgan says Christy Clark left him no other choice

Girls volleyball team scores a first for Masset

Play five times a week, mixing in three kick-butt coaches, one lucky… Continue reading

Cullen holds off on Skeena-Bulkley Valley name change

MP Nathan Cullen says Skeena-Bulkey Valley will keep its name, for now.… Continue reading

VIDEO: Average Canadian food bill to rise by $348 in 2018

Atlantic Canada and B.C. will see the most increases for consumers

Family doctors should learn to treat addiction, not shun patients: scientist

B.C. Centre on Substance Use’s Dr. Evan Wood said efforts underway to change addiction medicine image

Four dog deaths investigated in Cranbrook

One vet suggests a parralel to these deaths and similar ones in 2016

Meningococcal disease outbreak declared in Okanagan

Five cases in last six months among 15-to-19 year-olds, including one in Vernon

Province rejects Ajax mine in Kamloops

KGHM Ajax had proposed a 1,700-hectare open-pit copper and gold mine, just southwest of Kamloops

Border officers rally at B.C.’s Peace Arch

CBSA employees tire of ‘lack of respect’

FCC votes along party lines to end ‘net neutrality’

Move rolls back restrictions that keep big providers from blocking services they don’t like

Family of Vancouver Island RCMP officer killed by drunk driver sues

Lawsuit seeks financial compensation from Kenneth Jacob Fenton

SPCA seizes 74 animals from Barriere property

Constables removed sheep, piglets, chickens and more

Most Read