December 14 2018; Liverpool, NS: On the heels of a successful inaugural event in 2018, the organizers of the Canadian National Axe Throwing Championships announced the 2019 Championships will return to Centennial Park, Liverpool, Nova Scotia. North Nova Lumberjacks Society are making preparations for the Canadian National Axe Throwing Championships to be held on August 24 and 25, 2019 on the picturesque Liverpool waterfront.
“We are a small nonprofit group trying to make a positive difference in the communities we host our events in while drawing attention to our sport. The support we’ve received from Region of Queens Municipality and the south shore is like nothing we’ve seen since our inception in 2016. We are grateful for that support and are looking forward to hosting the most prestigious and highest level axe throwing competition in the country,” said Ryan McIntyre, Vice President and Founder of the North Nova Lumberjacks Society.
The 2019 Canadian National Axe Throwing Championships are anticipated to draw top ranked double bitted axe throwing competitors from across the country, as well as from Europe, along with a large fan and spectator base to watch the competitions. The 2018 event featured 54 competitors, including 15 international throwers. Four countries were represented, including Canada, Ireland, Germany, and Sweden in the Men’s, Women’s, and Junior Divisions. Over 1,000 spectators were in attendance at Centennial Park, Liverpool for the Championships. 2018 Canadian National Axe Throwing Championship winners in the Women’s Division were Anki Hedberg of Sweden with gold, Tess Billings of New Brunswick won silver, and the bronze went to Suzy Atwood of Barrington, NS. The top positions in the Men’s Division were Udo Hofmann, of Germany in the gold medal position, silver ranking went to world champion Daniel Hedberg of Sweden, and Pierre Kaminski of Germany took the bronze.
“We are proud to once again welcome competitors from across Canada, and around the world to Queens County. The 2018 Canadian National Axe Throwing Championships was a well-attended, and much talked about event, and the 2019 Championships will build on that success,” said David Dagley, Mayor of Region of Queens Municipality. “Region of Queens Municipality is happy to be a sponsor of the 2019 Canadian National Axe Throwing Championships. This event is a good fit for Queens, with our rich forestry history and reputation for hosting unique, world class events and competitions.”
In addition to the 2018 Canadian National Axe Throwing Championships, North Nova Lumberjacks Society has successfully hosted Nova Scotia Lumberjack Championships in 2016, 2017 and 2018, which were nationally televised. Promoting the sport of Lumberjack skills and its athletes, hosting elite level competitions, promoting the community, and contributing to the local economy through attracting spectators and competitors are the values of North Nova Lumberjack Society. Further information about the Canadian National Axe Throwing Championships, as well as sponsorship opportunities are available online: www.novalumberjacks.com.