Fleming College to host 37th Annual Loggersports Competition

Peterborough ON – (October 29, 2019) – Fleming College will host its annual Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjacking Association (CILA) Loggersports Competition on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Fleming Loggersports Site, located at the Frost Campus, 200 Albert St. S, Lindsay.

The 37th Annual Loggersports Competition will showcase 21 teams from seven different college and university institutions from across the country, including four teams competing from Fleming College. The competition is comprised of four team events, three paired events, six single events and one individual pool event. These unique events include axe throwing, chain sawing, log decking, pole climbing, water boiling and more.

The competition kicks off at 8 a.m. with its opening ceremonies and a ceremonial cookie cut. Morning events begin at 8:30 a.m., afternoon corral events begin at 2 p.m. and the award ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Auks’ Lodge. Spectators are welcome.

Fleming’s Loggersports competition is one of only four competitions that CILA members compete in annually. The competition is the second of four in the CILA season with points being earned by each team in each event.

Event agenda:

8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.    Morning Events:

Log decking, pulp throwing, choker race, quarter split, single buck, pole climb, axe throw, standing block chop, chain saw and super swede saw

12 – 1 p.m.                  Lunch Break

2 – 4 p.m.                    Afternoon Events:

Swede saw, crosscut saw, underhand chop and water boil

4 – 4:30 p.m.               Alumni Competition

5:30 p.m.                     Awards Ceremony

Fleming College welcomes the public to come and enjoy this event with free admission. Further information is available at www.flemingknights.ca or email sportsinfo@flemingcollege.ca.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer 

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366