On a beautiful sunny day, some 30 C warmer than last year, Interlakes Economic Association held its Second Annual Interlakes Outhouse Races at Interlakes Corner on Feb. 8, with more than 700 visitors.
Interlakes Excavating Ltd., which was the event’s main sponsor, ensured the little amount of remaining snow was packed down for the 2015 Outhouse Races.
Other entries included Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department (DLDVFD), Interlakes Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD), RONA, Roe Lake and District Recreation Commission, Interlakes Lions, Interlakes Esso, Weston Water Wells, Loon Bay Resort and Teen Space.
The three-person teams, with their wondrous creations, competed in heats until the final race when Teen Space’s outhouse – Cameron Caldwell, Sam Vogel and Brent Ehlers – beat Weston Water Wells’ rig – Calvin Weston, Sam Vogel and Martin Betschart – for the title.
Third place was a tie between the fire departments.
Like last year, the People’s Choice Award went to the IVFD, which was running a new lighter outhouse, while a skeleton sat watching from their old outhouse.
Nobody signed up for the toilet seat toss, but Lorelei Phillips and Sue Regehr of Interlakes Esso won the plunger races – and the plunger.
Five “kid” contestants had their own races, which were won by “The Throne,” but nobody seems to be able to name the team members.
Folks can see event photos at www.interlakesevents.net.
Diana Forster is the Interlakes correspondent.