McGill’s lumberjacks are sharpening their axes for competition
Woodsmen and woodswomen from six Canadian and two American universities and colleges are vying for top team honours at the 59th annual Intercollegiate Woodsmen Competition, Saturday January 26 at McGill’s Macdonald Campus in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue.
Over 160 student-athletes compete in individual, pairs and team woodsmen events that include axe throwing, log rolling, pole climbing, water boil, snowshoe race and more. The events showcase Canada’s rich history in lumbersports as celebrated by a whole new generation of lumberjacks.
A great outdoors event for the whole family, admission is free with plenty of parking available.
Where: Macdonald Campus of McGill University, Watson Field
Competing Teams: Dalhousie, Fleming College, UNB, Macdonald College, Algonquin College, Dartmouth College, Colby College, Maritime College of Forest Technology (each team consists of 6 competitors, plus one alternate)
Events run between 8:45 am and 4:00 pm