Cheese rolling returns Saturday 

Strong, bold and a bit nutty - the Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival returns Saturday, Aug. 14 to the Upper Village on Blackcomb.

Cheese rolling is a downhill race where contestants run after a giant 11-pound wheel of Canadian cheese. The first one to the bottom of the hill has a chance to win the cheese wheel.

Spectators can watch the races and other events, including uphill races for children, cheese bowling and a market full of free cheese samples, starting at noon on Saturday. The first race begins at 1 p.m.

Canadian comedian Jebb Fink will host the cheesy festival, presented by the Dairy Farmers of Canada.

Paddling Toonie Aug. 29

The Squamish Paddling Club is hosting a Toonie Race Sunday, Aug. 29.

Registration for the open-water event will take place in Howe Sound at Nexen Beach at 8 a.m. The race starts at 9 a.m.

Entry fee is $2, plus $9 for insurance if you are not a CKBC/SPC member. A limited number of kayaks will be available for rent but must be prearranged. Contact murray@valhalapure or Tyson@glenmorekayaks to arrange a rental.

This will be the club's third race of the summer. The Squamish Paddling Club is hoping to develop a series of bi-weekly Toonie races next summer.




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