Forestry museum gears up for Revelstoke Heritage Weekend

BC Forestry Museum is hosting a barbecue with several longing demonstrations as part of Revelstoke Heritage Weekend on Friday.

The BC Interior Forestry Museum has built a new viewpoint overlooking the Revelstoke Dam this summer.

Bringing you back in time this fall during Revelstoke’s Heritage Weekend, the BC Interior Forestry Museum has been planning a fun for all ages event filling your souls with good food, live music, and a taste of forestry history in Revelstoke.

Forestry festivities begin Friday, Sept. 11 starting at 5 p.m. up at the Forestry Museum located next to the Revelstoke Dam. All evening there will be a live band to boogie to and the Big Eddy Burger cart will be cooking up tasty burgers while you enjoy our line up of exciting events.

The events are free and all are invited! We encourage becoming a Forestry Museum member to give you deals all weekend, like a free a burger from the cart Friday evening.

Starting at 5 p.m. is a kid’s loggers relay race for ages 6–12. The relay will consist of a typical loggers day: putting on your plaid shirt, hauling chainsaws and chokers and getting home safe. First to complete the relay in each age category will win a prize.

Next up at 6 p.m., local horse loggers Dan Boltwood and Barry Ozero will show off their horses skills moving logs the old fashioned way. After the demonstrations, kids will have the opportunity to meet these hardworking horses and their masters.

At 7 p.m., get ready for a true demonstration of old-timers skills put on by professional logger sport competitors coming from out of town. This will be a sneak preview of the full show they’ll be giving Saturday Sept. 12, in Centennial Park during Timber Day.

Last on the list of all things heritage for the evening, a few local old-time loggers will start up a couple of old saws they used back in the day. Not only are they loud, but the sheer size of these machines will impress you.

If you cannot make it to this fine evening of fun on Friday, we’ll be keeping bellies full Saturday morning at Chubby Funsters as they make an all you can eat loggers pancake breakfast, again giving a kind discount to our faithful museum members. Once you’ve stored all the logger energy possible in carb matter, make your way down to Centennial Park for Timber Day to burn it all off.

Timber Day event staff are encouraging preregistration and you can do that too up at the Forestry Museum any time during our hours of operation before September 12. Plus, guess what? If you’re a member you can get $5 off the registration fee.

For more information on the BC Interior Forestry Museum and our upcoming events and museum memberships, check out our webpage bcforestrymuseum.ca.

 

 

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