The Powtown Post

Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

Night Skiing Powtown: Once In a Lifetime?

Posted by on Feb 12, 2017

Night Skiing Powtown: Once In a Lifetime?

Share this!Night Skiing In my 40 years, I remember my Mom skiing on our street as a kid. My first opportunity to ski the streets of Powell River came a very long time after that— in February of 2017. Fortunately Andre, Kevin, Laura , Paige, Payton and Tristan came along for the ride too!! We stayed ahead of the plow for the most part and had a blast!! Also check out our urban skiing adventure...

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Get out and play ball (slo-pitch, that is)

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016

Get out and play ball (slo-pitch, that is)

Share this!Bulbs are blooming, the grass is starting to grow, spring break is upon us–and best of all–slo-pitch season is on the horizon. For those who have never played or spectated at a Powell River Mixed League Slo-Pitch game, you are definitely missing out. The league has evolved in the many years I’ve been playing the game. I started playing when it was simply called “fun league” and it...

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Powell River, You Did it: Logger Sports is Coming to Town

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015

Powell River, You Did it: Logger Sports is Coming to Town

Share this!By Pieta Woolley This article appears in the Powtown Post courtesy of Powell River Living Magazine.   It’s been more than a decade since Powell River hosted a world championship logger sport competition. But this summer, we’re back on the circuit. That’s thanks in large part to local logger and businessman Bob Marquis, who has once again harnessed the energy of the forestry...

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The Powell River Bike Park, like you’ve never seen it before

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015

The Powell River Bike Park, like you’ve never seen it before

Share this!This young fella named Brandon Semenuk was in Powell River filming, of all things, an underwear commercial, at the Powell River Bike and Skate Park. We think you’ll agree that it turned out amazing: The video also features the ferry arriving in Saltery Bay, and some excellent drone footage of young Mr. Semenuk riding his scooter (is that Eagle River bridge?) into Powell River....

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3 Reasons why logger sports should return to Powell River

Posted by on Jun 20, 2015

3 Reasons why logger sports should return to Powell River

Share this!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. For the two decades spanning the early 1980s until 2005, Bob was instrumental in organizing the two-day, biannual...

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