Games invite new loggers

Novices invite to take part in this year's Logger Sports.

PORT McNEILL—The sawdust and wood chips will once again be flying on the North Island as the Port McNeill Logger Sports Society prepares to welcome some of the best competitors in British Columbia for its fourth annual Lumberjack Competition Saturday, July 6, at the Port McNeill waterfront.

The North Island will host competitors in a full slate of events including Axe Throw, Choker Race, Springboard and Hot Saw to name a few. There will be Mens and Ladies categories as well as a Mixed Jack & Jill event. This is an exciting spectator event with competitors racing against the clock and each other, so you won’t miss the logger sports action.

This year the society will host the Canadian Championship Event for the Mens Novice Underhand Chop and the Ladies Axe Throw. Come on out and see who gets to take home the national championship trophies.

The society are also keen to keep up the tradition of bringing newcomers to the sport.

“We are very excited to continue our very well-received novice-class competition,” stated a release. “We encourage all North Islanders to come out and join in the contest for some good natured fun. No axe?  No problem! All necessary logger sports equipment will be provided for novice-class competitors.  Need a refresher course? No problem! Veteran logger sports competitor Nick Russell will be hosting practice sessions every Tuesday night in June at 7:00 pm at the competition grounds at the Port McNeill waterfront.”

Novice-class competitors are encouraged to enter early as space may be limited and entry forms can be found online at:  http://www.vancouverislandnorth.ca/loggersports/.