MOREWOOD – It was perfect winter weather for the annual Morewood Winter Carnival as the young, and young at heart, enjoyed a weekend jam packed with activities.

The highlight of the weekend for many was the tandem log sawing competition Sat., Feb. 3. For the first time this year, real trophies were awarded and it seemed to heighten the enthusiasm for the popular event. Casey Dore and Darien Drevniok won the female competition with a time of 1:05.08, a mark that easily ranked them amongst the best of the men. It was even more impressive as neither one of them had ever handled a saw like that before.

Darien Drevniok (right) and teammate Casey Dore could barely contain their laughter during the log- sawing competition at the Morewood Winter Carnival. Despite it being their first time ever using a tandem saw, they won first place in the female division in impressive fashion.

Doug MacGregor and Steve Robinson took first place for the men with a time of 31.01 seconds. North Dundas councillors John Thompson and Tony Fraser came in a distant second with a time of 49.00 seconds.

The snow hill proved to be a popular hangout.

The tug-of-war competition saw the team of Trevor Carruthers, Arden Carruthers, Kevin Stewart and Rory Moriarty defend their title by defeating the South Mountain fire department in the final.  Alana McLean, Amanda Rylaarsdam, Pamela Heuff, and Allie Forest won the women’s side.

The winners of the female tug-of-war competition, (clockwise from back left) Amanda Rylaarsdam, Alana McLean, Allie Forest and Pamela Heuff, left little doubt as to who was number one. At left: Winners of the men’s tug-of-war competition were (clockwise from back left) Trevor Carruthers, Arden Carruthers, Rory Moriarty and Kevin Stewart. Press Photos – Schoch