How it All Began
In July of 2015 the first ever Bowen Island logger’s sports event was held at the Bowfest celebration showcasing the raw talent of many urban lumberjacks as well as competitors who had a passion for the sport.
There were an equal number of women and men competing and despite the torrential rain and wind the event was a success. Gary Anderson, the games organizer and driving force behind the Loggers sports games, put the show together in two weeks including the herculean job of installing two, fifty foot poles in the ground.
Due to regulations at the GVRD site where the poles were installed, the poles would have to be removed and set up each year if the games were to continue, which led to the creation of Veterans Park.
Veterans Park Development
Veterans Park broke ground in the early months of 2016 with approval from council to create a park from the 2-acre parcel donated by the municipality. Volunteers speedily fell trees, blasted rock, moved soil and planted grass seed and by August the park had been created.