Strong, bold and a bit nutty - the Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival returns Saturday, Aug. 14 to the Upper Village on Blackcomb.
Cheese rolling is a downhill race where contestants run after a giant 11-pound wheel of Canadian cheese. The first one to the bottom of the hill has a chance to win the cheese wheel.
Spectators can watch the races and other events, including uphill races for children, cheese bowling and a market full of free cheese samples, starting at noon on Saturday. The first race begins at 1 p.m.
Canadian comedian Jebb Fink will host the cheesy festival, presented by the Dairy Farmers of Canada.
Paddling Toonie Aug. 29
The Squamish Paddling Club is hosting a Toonie Race Sunday, Aug. 29.
Registration for the open-water event will take place in Howe Sound at Nexen Beach at 8 a.m. The race starts at 9 a.m.
Entry fee is $2, plus $9 for insurance if you are not a CKBC/SPC member. A limited number of kayaks will be available for rent but must be prearranged. Contact murray@valhalapure or Tyson@glenmorekayaks to arrange a rental.
This will be the club's third race of the summer. The Squamish Paddling Club is hoping to develop a series of bi-weekly Toonie races next summer.