By David F. Rooney
As part of its promotion for Timber Days 2016, The Revelstoke Current is creating a few very short videos about some of activities you’ll see at this unique event, which takes place this year on Saturday, May 21, starting at 10 am.
The first video shows Ernie Larson practicing the axe throw. Please activate the You Tube player below to watch Ernie in action; it’s only 38 seconds in length!
The second video in this series will be a cross-cut demonstration. It will be posted when it has been completed.
In the meantime, here’s a schedule for the 2016 Timber Days event. Please note that there will be a special barbeque the evening before — Friday, May 20 — at the BC Interior Forestry Museum & Discovery Centre:
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Subject to minor changes, and times are tentative for actual events
Friday, May 20, 2016 – at the Revelstoke Forestry Museum (Highway 23N)
Come down and enjoy the barbeque and the:
- horse logging demonstration;
- kids’ events;
- logger sport demos and practice session; and the
- antique chainsaw demonstration.
Saturday, May 21 – Grizzly Plaza Preview
09:00 – Lumberjack Pancake Breakfast at Chubby Funsters — All-You-Can-Eat $12.99
buffet with a portion of the proceeds going to the Revelstoke Forestry Museum. Members receive $3 off!
10:00 – Logger sports demo at the Farmers Market
Saturday, May 21 – Timber Days Event at Centennial Park
10:00 – Local Event registration opens and professionals check in
Berry bake-off submissions due
11:00 – Berry bake-off judging
Local Event registration closes
Competitor meeting and practice
11:30 – Pie Gobble
12:00 – Logging Sports Show Begins
Beverage gardens open
Political Saw Off
Pro Ladies’ Pole Climb
Pro Men’s Obstacle Pole Buck
Locals’ Axe Throw
13:00 – Pro Men’s Hot Saw
Pro Ladies’ Obstacle Pole Buck
Pro Men’s Birling
Pro Ladies’ Stock Saw
14:00 – 50/50 Draw
Local survivor tea boil
Pro Ladies’ axe throw
Pro Men’s single buck
Locals’ Relay (choker race, axe throw, Jack & Jill)
15:00 – Community Forestry Pioneer Award
Pro Ladies’ birling
Pro Men’s pole climb
Sponsor Appreciation Award
16:00 – 50/50 Draw
Lucky Logger Merchandise Draw
Locals’ Groucho Marx
Pro Relay (stock saw, axe throw, Jack & Jill, springboard)
Logger of the Day, Lady Logger and Sportsman Awards
Please click here to visit the Timber Days 2016 website.