Release your inner lumberjack with TRU's latest event

Chop wood, throw axes and plant trees at TRU on April 8 as part of the Lumberjack Games on campus.
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KAMLOOPS - If you want to learn about trees, play dress up or engage your inner Canadiana the latest event to hit Thompson Rivers University might be for you.

The Lumberjack Games are coming to the university on April 8. Participants can try their hand at cutting a log with a two-person saw, throw an axe or log balancing.

Of course, you’re also encouraged to be clad in plaid for the event.

The games are to introduce locals to the role trees play in the province, from natural beauty to economic support. TRU’s Environment and Sustainability department will give away 160 Douglas fir seedlings at the event and there are plans to plant a six-foot Frazer fir near the Barber Centre.

If you’re interested in registering a team, you are welcome to do so at the International Students Activity Program Desk on the first floor of the International Building. Registration is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

Events will begin at 10 a.m. on April 8 with a pancake breakfast, tree planting and welcome ceremony. The lumberjack show begins at 11 a.m. and 12 to 1:30 p.m. is reserved for drop-in lumberjack sports.

From 1:30 to 4 p.m. the lumberjack relay team will participate. Awards and concluding ceremony are expected to follow.

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