For 11 consecutive years, Campbell River’s Logging Sports competition has been the largest event of its kind in Canada – in terms of prize package and number of events – and is now ranked No. 4 in North America.
This year’s event was no different. Despite the weather not being able to make up its mind what it wanted to do all weekend, locals and visitors alike flocked to Nunns Creek Park on the weekend to see two World Championships held – The Two-Man Relay (Standing & Underhand Chop) and Choker Race – along with seven National Championship contests, including Men’s Axe Throwing, Two-Man Kettle Boil, Springboard Chop (Intermediate), 100cc Power Saw Buck (Intermediate), Underhand Block Chop (Novice), Single-Hand Bucking (Novice) and Ladies Underhand Block Chop.
But there was plenty of other entertainment to be had last weekend at Nunns Creek Park, as well.
On Friday night, for example, MC of the logger sports events and 2011 inductee into the British Columbia Country Music Hall of Fame, Kenny Shaw, entertained guests on the Main Stage with his unique brand of musical comedy.
There was also the always popular “Kids Zone” featuring Shoo Shoo the Clown, face painting, portraiture, train rides, bungee trampolines and rock climbing, along with many vendors to keep people’s bellies full and thirst quenched.
All Photos by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
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1. The annual Best in the Bush contest features teams of local loggers competing in a four-event relay, including the choker race.
2. Campbell River faller and local Logger Sports fixture Dave McLeod shows off his “Knights of the Round Table” set created in 4.5 minutes during the Chair Carving competition.
3. Kids of all ages found fun things to do at Nunns Creek Park, some even making the best of the intermittent rains.
4. Owen Bergen takes a shot at the climbing wall in the “Kids Zone” on Saturday.
5. Intermediate Standing Block Chop was one of the seven Canadian Championships held over the weekend, drawing competitors from all over the world.