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.
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 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.