Capping off the year in style, foresters and mill workers from the great logging towns of northern British Columbia zeroed in on Quesnel to fall their enemies, crushing them to a pulp in a frenzy of stone slinging.
Sixteen teams, from Kamloops, Merritt, Williams Lake, Quesnel with representatives from P.G. as well, came to challenge the Gold Rush Slush.
After a weekend of struggle and throwing stones, champions were crowned, while the losers retired to the upper deck to refresh themselves with cold beverages and drown their sorrows in poutine.
In the A event, the Kamloops Cactus Hacks, comprised of Gord Pratt, Terry Pratt and Pete and Karen Lishman took the big prize.
Hewitt’s Packers, a local team, won the B event. The Hewitt’s Packers included Ed Hewitt, Brenda Ernst, Don Ernst and Krista Dunleavey.
The appropriately named Dream Team, made of cherry picked players from Williams Lake and Quesnel, including Roger Kaleta, Al Baker, Steve Doerksen and Al Collins, took the C event.