Wood chips fly during a previous Loggers Sports Day event.

Logger Sports Day celebrates five decades

Every year people from across the Northwest make their way to Moresby Island for Logger Sports Day.

Every year people from across the Northwest make their way to Moresby Island for Logger Sports Day, which this year celebrates a half-century of fun on July 26.

For those unfamiliar with Sandspit’s Logger Sports Day, it’s something that needs to be seen to truly appreciate. While there is a beer garden, kids’ activities and plenty of food throughout the day, the main attraction is the variety of competitions taking place in three divisions covering all ages that harken back to the golden days of logging.

The men’s division includes competitions such as the choker race, axe throw, modified saw buck, standing chop, horizontal chop, obstacle pole buck, log burl and cross cut saw buck.

The ladies, meanwhile, will be competing in the choker race, the axe throw, the molly hogan, the bowline cut, the peavey log roll, the nail drive, log burling and the crosscut saw.

For the younger participants there are the novice boys and girls division, the junior division and younger peewee division.

There are plenty of prizes to be won, regardless of which division people are competing in, while the main prize of the day is being crowned either the King or Queen Logger.

For more information about the upcoming Logger Sports Day, email bcranmer@hotmail.com.