The redneck handymen will be judged both on speed and performance. 

Organizer Kim Gallinger says the idea started out as an idea over coffee, but after the success of last year’s challenge, it was an easy decision to bring it back. 

“The whole idea basically grew and bloomed from there,” she explains. “It’s a day for everyone to come together. It’s something fun for everyone’s who’s involved and for everyone who comes down, and of course it benefits the community.” 

Nails will start getting hammered Saturday, July 20 at 9 a.m., and there will be activities throughout the day for the rest of the family. The Fort St. John Fire Department will be bringing its blow up slide, and the Northern Environmental Action Team will be demonstrating how to make recyclable birdhouses at 1 p.m. There will also be “redneck” games like 2×4 races and a toilet seat toss, as well as the chance to paint flower pots. The Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society will also be holding a barbecue. 

Anyone interested in signing up can contact Kim Gallinger at  250-787-0371.