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Q&A by Ilona Kauremszky


Q: A small group of old high school friends (were all in our forties now) want to try some alternative fun this summer. Were planning on meeting up at the end of July so Im hoping you have an idea on a festival or event that we can attend. We used to enjoy showing off in our younger days.

A: How about seeing some big brawn in action? Besides watching some heavy-duty muscle enthusiasts, your group can even participate in one of the longest running activities in the province, lumberjacking.

In Kapuskasing apart of Northern Ontario where thick forests still dot the landscape, the Kapuskasing Lumberjack Heritage Festival that is scheduled July 21-24 is set to showcase professional and amateur lumberjack competitions, western speed challenges, heavy horse pull competitions and plenty of horseshoe competitions too.

Walk through an old timey lumberjack village and after youre finished with the action packed competitions, there will be a series of motorcycle and antique car shows.

The festival is rated as one of the top 50 festivals in Ontario by C.A.A. out of more than 3500 festivals in Ontario and is also great fun for families.

For more details contact toll-free 1.800.463.6432 or visit www.kaplumberjack.com


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