There will be a Timber Day celebration this year…

Revelstoke Timber Days is teaming up with Railway Days this summer for a one day celebration of our forestry heritage on Saturday, August 14, 2010.

This year’s Timber Days will feature the debut of a burling pond. Two competitors will challenge one another to stay on a spinning log as long as possible – with inevitable dunkings.  ‘We’ve wanted to add this to our program for years, and having it for locals to try out seemed the best way to start,’ states Gary Krestinsky, the member of the Timber Days group who is responsible for the pond.

Come out and watch professionals give a demonstration or try for yourself, and enter the competition!

Other competitions include ax throwing, Jack and Jill cross cut sawing, choker races, stock and working chainsaw events bucking as well as relay races. ‘This competition will include events that don’t require a lot of practice, or high risk – so everyone can give it a try,’ explains Nadine Overwater, a new local competitor.

There will be lots for everyone to see and do – antique saw demos, a race between an original double man chainsaw and two men on a crosscut, the Pioneer Logger of the year award, the berry bake-off, a pie gobble and logging sports events for kids, prize raffles, and firewood auctions.

Be sure to come down and support the local competitors and participate in the festivities.  Mark your calendars now and watch for a schedule of events in early August – as this will be something you won’t want to miss.