Pro show returns to Revelstoke Timber Day

The professional logging show is returning to Revelstoke for the first time in several years this Saturday, May 21.

The pole climb is one of the events that will be part of the Timber Day pro logging show this Saturday.

The professional logging show is returning to Revelstoke for the first time in several years this Saturday, May 21.

The CANLOG series is a circuit of logging sports competitions held throughout B.C. and Alberta every year.

The weekend kicks off Friday evening with a barbecue at the BC Interior Forestry Museum. The event will include a kids logger relay, a professional logging sports demonstration, the antique chainsaw showcase, and the horse logging demonstration, which was a big hit at last year’s barbecue.

On Saturday, the day begins with the annual lumberjack pancake breakfast at Chubby Funsters at 9 a.m. It’s $12.99 for all you can eat, and proceeds will go to the forestry museum.

At 10 a.m., there’s another logging demonstration at the farmers market.

The action in Centennial Park begins with the berry bake off and pie gobble at 11 a.m.

The big logging sports show begins at noon. It will feature a mix of professional and amateur events, starting with the annual political saw off. Professionals will take part in the pole climb, axe throw, hot saw race, stock saw race, single buck and birling.

Locals will be able to register to take part in the axe throw, relay race and the wild Groucho Marx competition.

The obstacle pole bucking sees contestants climb a log that’s resting on another one. When they get near the top, they have to a cut a slice off it and run back down. The hot saw event has competitors using a customized chainsaw to make three cuts in a log. The stock saw is the same, but with an off-the-shelf saw.

The axe throw sees competitors try to hit a target from a certain distance, while the pole climb sees them scale those giant poles in Centennial Park. The birling competition is when competitors try to roll each other off a log.

For more information, visit revelstoketimberdays.ca

 

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