We were able to hold our SLSBC tournament on Aug 28th and what a great day it was. The weather was warm and the water stayed calm for most of the morning. And we were so pleased with how many people volunteered, participated in events, and attended the BBQ on the dock. This is an event that we have missed and it was wonderful to have our community come together at the end of the summer to celebrate!
There were so many people who generously volunteered their time on the tournament day. Without them, we never would have been able to pull off such a successful event. Thanks to all of our volunteers and a huge thanks to our Tournament Director, Gord Cameron!
Boats and Drivers: These people donated hours of their time, their boats and gas to make this tournament happen. A huge thanks to Ryan MacNeil (waterski driver), Randy and Sheila Johnson (waterski boat), Ted McGurk (wakeboard boat and driver), and Steve Vertes (surf boat and driver).
Dock Starters: These are the people who kept us organized on tournament day. Thanks to Bev Muench (waterski), Kevin Harris (wakeboard), and Mike Van Dyk (surf).
Judges: Thanks to these two who kept us all competitive! Barry Krangle (waterski) and Tessa Campbell (wakeboard and surf).
Spotters and Pick-Up Boats: Thanks to all of these people who made sure we were safe. Greg Halloway and Tana Bullock, Trish McIver, John Boyd, Todd Mitchell, and Deb and Harry Grimm.
T-shirts, Photos, BBQ, and Sponsors: Not only did Trina Campbell make sure we all had T-shirts for the tournament, she hand-dyed each and every one! Garth and Cara Johnson spent the entire day taking photos of the event, which will soon be posted on our Facebook page. Greig and Dana Cameron took care of all the food for the BBQ.
And finally, thanks to our sponsors: Kits Beach Beer donated prizes and and beer for this event, Oat of the Ordinary provided samples, and The Boardroom generously donated $1000 worth of gift cards for participants and volunteers. It has been a rough year for businesses, so please support these businesses who support us. Did you know that Kits Beach Beer was started by Sakinaw Lake’s Andrew Lavigne, and Oat of the Ordinary by Barry’s daughter, Chara Krangle. Oat of the Ordinary is kindly offering a 10% discount to SLSBC members by using the following code at checkout: Sakinawlake. And SLSBC members can also enjoy discounts on all purchases at The Boardroom.
And of course, there would be no tournament without the competitors. We had an amazing turnout this year! Here’s a list of the competitors and the tournament results:
Wow! Waterskiing is still going strong. We had a whopping 23 people come out to compete! Here’s how they did:
MEN Full Course. Here is a list of the men and the one boy (Jack Harris!) who took on the full course.
|5||Mike Van Dyk||28|
WOMEN Full Course: Queen of the lake!
MEN 3/4 Course
WOMEN 3/4 Course
BOYS 3/4 Course
GIRLS 3/4 Course
|1||Sutton Van Dyk||34||15||5|
NEW BEGINNER CATEGORY- WAKE CROSSING
|3||Kieran Boyd (Mini Course)||24||15||4 (balls)|
This was a super popular and fun event and 23 of you participated!
|3||Sutton Van Dyk|
|3||James Malinousky/Steve Vertes|
|1||Chloe Vertes and Mila Malinousky|
Thanks to all of you who have supported SLSBC this year!