Nadine Overwater competes in Timber Days.

Forest Workers Society welcomes you to Timber Days

Well, another season of summer has rolled around and in its wake comes the 14th annual Timber Days competition.

By Nadine Overwater, Revelstoke Forest Workers Society

Well, another season of summer has rolled around and in its wake comes the 14th annual Timber Days competition.

The last few years we have taken a break from the classic professional competition and focused on bringing the show to a more local level. This year we have chosen to do the same.

As volunteers, we get instant gratification seeing the locals from the community come out and try their hand at logger sports. It is something that a lot of people would never try, but here in Revelstoke you have the chance to come down and throw an axe or run a choker race – because everyone is an amateur!

It’s also a great way to learn more about and celebrate our local logging heritage and an industry that provides a lot of sustenance to our community.

We get tremendous support from our sponsors each summer to continue the legacy of Timber Days.  This makes it much easier as a volunteer group to continue to organize the event.

Cash and handmade prizes for the athletes as well as a huge contribution for the raffle table all come from the generosity of the local businesses of Revelstoke.

This year, new to the event, we have the Shuswap Pioneers Collectors Club coming out with a variety of steam powered demos and other forestry antiques, as well as Stoke FM on the grounds all day ensuring there is never a dull moment.

With all that said, there is something for everyone!

Come down to Timber Days this year, bring your kids or your grandkids. Have a beer or an ice cream cone and enjoy watching or else get out there and try something you have never tried before.

Admission is free and donations are kindly appreciated. Alternatively it only costs $15 to enter as many events as you want. I guarantee a great day for everyone and promise the sun will be shining.

Thanks to everyone who makes this day possible and thanks to you, Revelstoke for coming out and taking part in it!

 

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