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Logging Sports event coming to Powell River this summer

Axe-throwing, springboard chopping, and pole-climbing are some of the activities set to take place in Powell River this summer.

The 25th annual Powell River Logging Sports event will see nine Canadian championships and three world and North American championships, with contestants coming from places like Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Canada, Norway, and the United States.

Along with a chainsaw carving contest, the event will also have a high-tree act, and program draws with prizes, and historical displays.

Powell River Logger Sports board president Bob Marquis, says the significance of this year’s event involves the historical factor of logger sports.

“We’d like to think here in Powell River, that we do it better than anybody,” says Marquis. “With First Nations, the TFL 39, and community forest, we are proud of our forest past in this community, and we look forward to the future.”

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One change to this year’s event is that it’s free to attend for residents, with the organizers encouraging people to bring non-perishable food to donate to the Powell River Action Society Food Bank.

Marquis adds that both they and the community are enthusiastic about this event happening, especially with this event coming back from a three-year gap due to COVID.

The event kicks off in the Loggers Memorial Bowl Amphitheater on Willingdon Beach, from July 14th to 16th.

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