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Chainsaws returning to Campbell River shoreline this month

Event returns to Frank James Park June 26-30

Campbell River's home-grown chainsaw carving event is returning to the shoreline again this year.

Transformations on the Shore is making its return to Campbell River, with twelve carvers slated to make magic by transforming giant cedar logs into works of art. This year's event will be from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 26 to Saturday, June 29, and 7 a.m. until noon on Sunday, June 30.

Junior Henderson, Dan Richkey, Brigitte Lochhead, Jesse Toso, Steve Ordano, Clinton Bleaney, Ben Hemara, Karver Everson, Volker Steigemann, Kevin Lewis, Ryan Cook, and Tao Feng will be revving up their saws and tackling the logs at Frank James Park in Willow Point. There are also plans for a 50/50 draw on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are available for $5 throughout the week.

"Remember, the more tickets sold the bigger the prize so come out and support us," a release from Shoreline Arts says. The proceeds from the draw go back into the event for next year.

As always, the twelve works of art created will stay in the park throughout the summer for people and visitors to enjoy. The event will also feature an action of some of the carvers' smaller creations. One (or more) of the larger creations will also be up for auction on Sunday.

"Show your support, bring your wallet, there will be some great carvings to be had," the release says. "Back by popular demand will be a People’s Choice award so don’t forget to vote for your favourite.

"Come on down to Frank James Park throughout the week and watch the amazing progression from raw log to magic," it says.