Sidney Days are a big event here on Southern Vancouver Island

Sidney Days

June 27, 2024

On Canada Day, Slegg Building Materials is again sponsoring the Build-A-Boat Challenge – supplying $250 worth of materials at noon for each of the teams of three. The challenge is  to build a craft and paddles with no power tools by 4:00.  Then these creative crafts are carried to the beach, launched and raced around a course.

Philbrook’s has a team again this year – Tim, Lior and Kevin are busy designing and putting together a materials list.  I brought in my grandfather’s hand drills so they could practise using them – quite the novelty for our techs (I think the amount of tape on the materials list has gone up and the number of screws required gone down).

Bit of history:

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