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Thorne Bay's 31st Birthday Parade

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1st Place King in 2007 Salmon Derby

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A view of Thorne Bay from the ocean

Humpbacks Feeding in Clarence Straight
Kayaks at Sarkar Lake-Honger Divide Canoe Trail
Sure Sign of Spring
Sunset at Davidson Landing
Beachcombing at Windfall Harbor
Ripe Red Huckleberries
Seal and Baby on Kelp
Fresh Clams
Fresh Salmon
POW Lions Club volunteers (L-R) Kim Redmond, David Egelston, Tim Camp, & Bruce Maldonado
Prince of Wales Lions Club volunteers, install the
Lions Club delivering the

A BIG THANK YOU to all the volunteers that participated in this year’s Thorne Bay Days

The City of Thorne Bay would like to thank all those that assisted with making the 2nd annual Thorne Bay Days a huge success!  Not sure who deserves credit for the weather but we are very glad that we had such a beautiful, sunny, hot day.

The main event, kayak races, was again made possible by the Thorne Bay School donation of kayaks and life vests.  Thank you Mr. Isaac Martin for conducting the safety talk before the races began.  The kayak event and other events could not have taken place without the hard work of Coach Mike Plate and his middle-school wrestlers, especially Zachary O’Malley who assisted with every aspect of the event.   A big ‘thank you’ to Coach Sheila Nyquest of the track/cross country team for cooking the burgers and hotdogs keeping everyone fed.

The “Iron Chef Thorne Bay” again this year saw local cooks showing off their talents.   Panny Taylor won the main dish category for her ‘greek pizza’.  Cindy Edenfield won the fish dish category with her crab-stuffed, deep-fried avocadoes.  Keturah Sadler won the dessert category with her Nanaimo dessert bars.  We had wonderful entries! The rubber duck race drew a large crowd of children – and the creek cooperated this year.

New this year and hopefully part of the program in coming years was the walk/run event sanctioned by the POW runners, and the VPSO ring toss, wrestlers Plinko, plus the City’s other games.

Next year’s event will be the 1st Saturday in August so mark your calendars.

Thanks again to all for the help.


Wayne Benner, City Administrator