Golfers set to tee off against Cancer

Cops for Cancer benefit tournament and Logger Sports competition this weekend.

PORT HARDY—North Island golfers will tee it up for a worthy cause this weekend as the second annual Cops for Cancer benefit tournament returns to Seven Hills Golf and Country Club.

Play begins at 10 a.m. and includes 18 holes in a team, scramble format. After their rounds, participants will be treated to dinner and prizes, followed by a silent auction.

Entry into the tourney has closed, but dinner-only tickets may be available for $20 each. The silent auction is open to all. For info or to check on availability of dinner tickets, call Cst. Regush at 250-284-3353.

 

 

 

Start your saws

Port McNeill’s Logger Sports Society kicks off its fourth annual Lumberjack Competition Saturday at the waterfront logger sports grounds on Broughton Blvd. in Port McNeill.

Competition categories include men’s, women’s mixed and novice, and events feature both hand- and power saws, axe throwing, choker racing and axe chopping both on platforms and underhand.

The main show is scheduled for 1-5 p.m.; eliminations contested in the morning. For more info, visit www.vancouverislandnorth.ca/loggersports.

 

 

 

Fish derby is back

After a one-year hiatus, the Filomi Days Fishing Derby is back on the schedule of the community’s summer festival. And it’s got a brand-new location.

Jim’s Hardy Sports announced last week it has taken over sponsorship of the popular derby, which had been held through 2011 but was dropped last year when no group stepped up to run it.

This year’s derby runs July 19-21, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. The official weigh-in station will be located at the Coast Guard dock, a change from its location at I.V.’s Quarterdeck Marina in previous years.

Tickets are $20 and only 200 tickets are available. They may be purchased in advance at Jim’s Hardy Sports or at Macandale Rentals.

Prize categories include largest salmon, largest lingcod and hidden weight halibut. Awards will be handed out at Carrot Park at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 21.

For more info, call 250-949-8382.

 

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