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Charity volleyball tournament looking for teams

Registration is underway for the third annual Whistler Outdoor Volleyball Association Open, a charity fundraiser taking place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7 at Rainbow Park.

The event benefits the Whistler Community Services Society which, among other things, runs the local food bank.

There are both two-on-two and four-on-four divisions with a cost of $25 per players. There's also a two-person bocce ball tournament for $10 for a team of two and a watermelon eating contest for $5. A silent auction will be held. The wrap party and awards are at the Dubh Linn Gate.

For an entry form visit www.wova.ca.

 

Free trail running clinics underway

Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. the Escape Route is offerng free trail running clinics, with registration at the store starting at 6 p.m. From the Marketplace, groups will head to the trails, with programs and courses for everyone for beginners to the intermediate and the low advanced level. Gabby DeGagne, a former competitive cross country and track athlete, as well as a varsity level coach, will be leading the runs.

 

Logger Days come to Squamish

The 54th annual Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival takes place July 28 to 31 with a full calendar of fun community events, an internationally sanctioned logger sports competition and a B.C. Athletics-sanctioned 10 km run that is the 10th event out of 11 in the 2011 road series.

Things get underway with the "Into the Woods with Red Riding Hood" art exhibit sponsored by the Squamish Arts Council at the Building In the Park.

Friday is the Squamish Station World Championship Chair Carve (3 p.m. to 6 p.m.) and the annual Squamish Days Bed Races (7 p.m.).

Saturday kicks off with Children's Sports at Stan Clarke Park at 9:30 a.m., with the Novice and Intermediate Loggers Sports competitions getting underway at 1:30 p.m. The Axe Throw Invitational takes place at 6 p.m. at Chances.

The Squamish Days 10K run is at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, following a fast, flat out-and-back course. As well, runners can take part in the Flashback Mile, a long-standing one-mile (1.61) run event.

The World Class Open Loggers Sports Show presented by AJ Forest Products takes place at 1:30 p.m., with events including tree climbing, tree topping, birling, the chokerman's race, axe throwing, the underhand chop, the butcher block chop, the obstacle pole bucking, the springboard chop, hand bucking, speed bucking, the standing block cop, tree falling, the Ladies Triple and the team relay.

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