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3 Reasons why logger sports should return to Powell River

Posted by on Jun 20, 2015

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Powell River is calling Bob Marquis’ bluff.

When local logger Marquis gave an interview to Ferns & Fallers magazine this week, he made a deal with Powell River. If 5,000 locals say they want logger sports back – and they’ll help with it – Bob will put it on again.

Logger sports have always been a big hit in Coastal BC communities. Image from the Squamish Chief

For the two decades spanning the early 1980s until 2005, Bob was instrumental in organizing the two-day, biannual event. It was, for a time, the largest logger sports show in the world, attracting teams from Australia, New Zealand, and all over North America. TSN came to film it, and competitors broke Guinness Book of World Records titles.

“The magazine isn’t even on the street yet,” said Ferns & Fallers editor Pieta Woolley, “and already word of mouth and social media is creating quite the buzz. People love logger sports.”

Within 48 hours of posting a Facebook page called, “Bring Back Logger Sports Powell River,” more than 450 people had signed up. The total as of this posting is over 1950.

Marquis said that it takes a lot of work and money to put on the show. He needs help if he’s going to make it go again.

If you want it back, and if you want to help, let Bob know by joining “Bring Back Logger Sports Powell River” on Facebook.

Ferns & Fallers is published by the same folks who publish Powell River Living magazine, and will be distributed with July’s Powell River Living, in other select locations on the Sunshine Coast, and online at, starting July 3.

3 reasons logger sports may return to Powell River

1. Hunky loggers, sharp axes, loud chainsaws and people falling into water. If you don’t like at least one of those things, you need your pulse checked.

2. It’s absence has been a hole in the community. Just read the comments in the Group.

3. Lumberjack fashion is in style. If you’re a hipster or fashionista, it will be like a fashion show, but truly authentic.

Join the Facebook Group and show your support.

Sean Percy

Sean Percy

Associate Publisher at Powell River Living magazine
Sean Percy is a born-and-raised Powell Riverite who spent a decade in the Northwest Territories before returning home to PR where he is associate publisher of Powell River Living magazine.
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