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North Shuswap Lumberjacks Extraordinaire
By Jim Cooperman
The large crowd gathered in Scotch Creek behind The Hub on the Canada Day weekend to watch this year’s Timber Day’s events were treated to two extraordinary opening acts. Jody Evans, who also produces the very successful logger’s show at Grouse Mtn. held every day of the week, performed his stunt high up on a “spar tree,” from which he “fell” while connected to a zip line and lumberjack extraordinaire, Carson Bischoff, “survived” when the outhouse “blew up!” The crowd loved the opening show and they were entranced for all the competition events that followed.
Now a tradition that is nearly four decades old, the North Shuswap Timber Days is one of a series of competitions across North America and the world, with events that pay homage to logging heritage when the tools were axes and crosscut saws. While many of the competitors are loggers, the sport is open to all. There are three categories for each event; novice for the beginners, intermediate for those who have had three wins in the novice category, and open for those who have had three wins in the intermediate category.
… the whole story on the front page of this issue of the Kicker

In other news….
- Chase RCMP Recover Stolen Vehicles, Seize Illegal Weapons pg. 6
- First Nation Roadblock Continues at Turtle Valley pg 10
- Shuswap lake beach advisories pg. 19

Calendar of Events North Shuswap…
- Friday Night Live beside the Hub in Scotch Creek pg. 42
- Art Show at Celista Hall Aug 31 pg. 47
- Classical music Trio at Celista Estate Winery pg. 49
- Live Music at the Hub several nights throughout the summer see ad pg. 35
- Nimblefingers Bluegrass music festival and workshop – Sorrento Aug 18 – 30 pg. 61
- Chase Cornstock Aug 13
- Music in the Bay (Blind Bay) Thursdays
- …Read details and more calendar of events on page 58

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