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First pan-American tree toss competition lands in Montreal

February 1, 2016

By: CBC News

An old and obscure Germanic tradition has made a comeback in Montreal.

The city hosted the first pan-American tree toss competition on Saturday in Old Montreal, challenging locals and visitors alike to fling the farthest fir.

The competition was presented by Igloofest and Sapin MTL, a company that delivers and recycles Christmas trees.

Participants paid $10 to throw a tree. The money will go to the 375,000 Trees for Earth Day Quebec program, an initiative to plant 375,000 trees in the Montreal area as part of the city’s 375th anniversary celebrations.

CBC reporter Natalie Nanowski tested her pine-throwing chops at the competition. See how well she did in the video above.

By: CBC News

Your comments.

  1. R says:

    Hope this was approved by the Montreal mayor.

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