FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW DATES ANNOUNCED FOR 2022 WORLD DOUBLE BIT AXE THROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS
BARRINGTON, N.S. – The World Championships will take place in the Municipality of Barrington from Friday, August 26th to Sunday, August 28th, 2022.
December 8, 2020 (Barrington, NS) – The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) and Global Axe-Throwing Commission (GAC) are announcing today that the World Double Bit Axe Throwing
Championships in Barrington have been officially rescheduled for August 26-28, 2022. These new dates were identified after consultation with the Municipality, the Nova Lumberjacks Society
(NLS) and the participating countries through the GAC.
Originally, the Championships were scheduled to take place from August 27-29, 2021 before they were recently postponed to the summer of 2022 due to continued public health concerns relating
to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“Making the decision to postpone the Championships was difficult but by doing so, both competitors and visitors will have more time to plan an extended trip, knowing they will have ample opportunities to tour our beautiful region, province and country.” said Ryan McIntyre, Chair of the LOC “We would like to thank all of our partners, including the Municipality, for their continued support. We look forward to celebrating our sport in Barrington in August of 2022.”
Although the event has been postponed, The LOC continues its work. Recruitment of volunteers, the development of the event’s brand and sponsorship solicitation are all a priority at this time.
“With the announcement of these new dates, I am more confident than ever that Barrington will be able to host the Championships the way we envisioned by providing a world-class experience
for the athletes, coaches and the thousands of spectators who will visit our beautiful region,” said Eddie Nickerson, the Municipality’s Warden. “The new August 26-28, 2022 schedule will allow Barrington to reap the maximum economic benefits out of this important event, while keeping everyone safe and healthy. I want to thank the LOC and other levels of government for their unwavering support for the 2022 Championships in Barrington.”