Logger Sports Saturday in Sandspit

  • Jul. 22, 2011 4:00 p.m.

Broads on quads in the parade, followed by seeing loggers (or would-be loggers) slither up a 12 foot greased pole are just two highlights of Logger Sports Day Saturday in Sandspit.The parade starts at 11am sharp, and will end at the logger sports grounds just in time to kick off the five divisions of competition, all starting at noon. Everyone, from young kids to adults, can compete, and there are cash prizes for the winners of each event, along with a round trip ticket to Vancouver for the King and Queen loggers.Organizer Betsy Cranmer said she’s most looking forward to the men’s saw events. “They are always pretty exciting,” she said.For the kids who don’t want to enter the competitions, there will also be sumo wrestling, face painting, and a treasure hunt happening, and for the adults, there’s the beer garden, from noon to 6 pm, and a ball tournament throughout the day. When the day’s done, there’s a dance at the fire hall, with live music from the local band The Spitfires, who’ll play from 10 pm to 2 am, tickets in advance only.See you there, competing or watching with your cameras ready.

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