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2017-06-06 - Charlottetown Gearing Up to Host Top-Professional Axe-Men


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The top professional Axe-Men in the country will descend on Victoria Park for an event that will have spectators at the edge of their seats from beginning to end. The "Master’s Cup" of the sport, the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Canadian Champions Trophy features the top eight athletes from the country.

The qualification round begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 30 with the main event taking place on Saturday, July 1 at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend this free event as part of the City of Charlottetown’s Canada 150 celebrations.

Touted as "the original extreme sport", the Champions Trophy is the most demanding format in this global tour which will push the athletes to their absolute limits. Athlete will compete in a knock-out system going through 4 disciplines back to back in a relay format; the winner moves on, the losing athlete is sent home! The 4 disciplines you will experience are:

  • The Stock Saw: using a chainsaw to cut two circles (or "cookies") from a block of wood;
  • The Underhand Chop: using an axe to chop through a horizontal block of wood, while standing on top of it;
  • The Single Buck: using a two-metre cross-cut saw to cut a singular cookie from a block of wood;
  • The Standing Block Chop: using an axe to chop through a vertical block of wood raised at chest height.

Two-time Canadian Champion Stirling Hart from Vancouver, British Columbia will be competing for the title against the other qualifiers in what is sure to be an exciting event.

For more information on the City of Charlottetown’s Canada 150 Celebrations, including the Canada Day schedule, visit www.charlottetown.ca or join the event page by visiting www.facebook.com/CityofCharlottetown. For more information on STIHL TIMBERSPORTS, visit: www.timbersports.ca or on Facebook @STIHLTIMBERSPORTSCA

 

 

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Photo cutline: Two-time Canadian Champion Stirling Hart is shown competing in the standing block chop in 2016.

 

Media contacts:

Jennifer Gavin
Communications Officer
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4102
jgavin@charlottetown.ca

Maria Antonopoulos
Porter Novelli - STIHL TIMBERSPORTS PR Agency
D +1 (416) 422-7207
M +1 (416) 689-2042
maria.antonopoulos@porternovelli.com



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