Kevin Steward takes part in the springboard chop during the pro relay during Timber Days on Saturday, May 20. — Image credit: Alex Cooper, Revelstoke Review

Kevin Steward takes part in the springboard chop during the pro relay during Timber Days on Saturday, May 20. — Image credit: Alex Cooper, Revelstoke Review

Video: Revelstoke Timber Days a hit

2017 Timber Day a success, with several hundred people checking out events in Centennial Park

They chopped and they tossed. They buzzed and they revved. They ran and they climbed.

The latest edition of Revelstoke Timber Day was a big success, with several hundred people checking out the events in Centennial Park throughout the afternoon on Saturday, May 20.

The event saw the Canlog professional tour come to Revelstoke for the second year in a row. They competed in the underhand chop, axe throw, pole climb, log birling, stock saw, hot saw, and single buck events.

Meanwhile, locals got to take part in their own events, including the survivor tea boil, team relay and Groucho Marx competiton.

Erin Lavoie from Spokane, Washinton, won the Ladies Pro Logger of the Day award, while Brian Bartow, from Mollala, Oregon, and Leo Coudrau, from North Vancouver, tied for the Men’s Pro Logger of the Day title.

Kat Spencer, who served as emcee and competed, was named the Sportsman of the Day.

The Local Men’s Logger of the Day title went to Scott Hanson and Debbie Barstad once again won the Local Women’s Logger of the Day award.

Max Stoller, who passed away in a logging incident two years ago at the age of 65, was named the Pioneer Logger of the Year, for his 51 years of work in the industry.

The night before, the BC Interior Forestry Museum had the official opening of its new view point, that overlooks the Revelstoke Dam. The lookout is the result of several years of fundraising and design work by the museum.

Check out our photos from the events: