Wakeboard championships come to Alberni

This weekend (Friday, July 29 to Sunday, July 31) the Provincial Wakeboard Championships are coming to Sproat Lake.

The British Columbia Provincial Wakeboard Championships will be held at the Sproat Lake Water Sports Association (SLWSA) on Friday, July 29 to Sunday, July 31.

The SLWSA hosted the provincials in 2015 and saw more than 100 participants take to the water.

The public is invited to attend the event and watch from the dock, beach or a from a boat on the lake. The association is located at 8442 Bloedel Dr.

Island riders who are a part of the B.C. team include, Syvannah McNichol, Alisa Clydesdale, Mason Shadlock, Deklon Shadlock, Carter Elder and Carter Newton who will riude for the chance to compete at the national level.

Registration and orientation begins on Friday, July 29 from 4-7 p.m. with a cost of $10 for boat orientation and $10 for features orientation.

Early bird registration until July 24 is $50 for one event or $75 for two.

The event choices include; wakeboard, wake skate and/or features (rails) with a maximum of two events.

Saturday and  Sunday the competitions will be held and prizes will be awarded at the end of day two.

Contact the tournament organizer, Lisa Clydesdale, at 250-731-7153 for further information in regards t