June 20, 2016
BC Tree Climbing Championship comes to Riverside Park
Kamloops, B.C. - The City of Kamloops is proud to be the host of the 15th annual BC Tree Climbing Championship (BCTCC) June 25th and 26th in Riverside Park.
The event spreads awareness of the practice and occupation of arboriculture across the province, as well as provides tree climbers in the Pacific Northwest an opportunity to connect with colleagues, exchange information and learn new techniques. The event will consist of 3 or 4 preliminary events on Saturday where climbing arborists will be challenged to perform tasks in trees similar to what they would experience during a day in the life of an arborist. The top overall finishers from the preliminary events will compete in a masters’ event to be held on Sunday. There will be over 30 competitors including some of the top climbing arborists in the Pacific Northwest.
The event is family friendly, free for spectators, and provides numerous interesting spectator opportunities. Anyone interested in arboriculture or wanting to see the spectacle of arborists hanging from ropes in trees is encouraged to come on down. Parking on the Lorne Street corridor will be limited, so people are encouraged to park downtown or walk or bike using the River’s Trail.
Location: Riverside Park around the central concession area
Preliminary Events: Saturday June 25, approx. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Masters’ Event: Sunday June 26, approx. 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Brian Purves, Arboriculture Department
City of Kamloops