Pat Cannon and Chris Milburn have entered the Griz Days event for more than 25 years.

Dummy Downhill shoots for the stars

Replica Roadster named overall winner

Two Dummy Downhill veterans are over the moon after their replica of Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster was named overall winner of this year’s competition.

Pat Cannon and Chris Milburn have entered the Griz Days event for more than 25 years and modeled their 2018 dummy on the electric sports car launched into space by Musk during the Falcon Heavy test flight last month.

“It flew high and far off the ramp and definitely got a huge crowd reaction, Elon Musk would be proud,” said Fernie Alpine Resort Events Coordinator Jeni Pearson.

There were 13 entries in this year’s Dummy Downhill, which was held at Fernie Alpine Resort on Sunday.

Dummies were launched off a ramp near the Timber Express Chairlift and judged on criteria including jump height, disintegration and construction.

“We had some really fun themes this year – from a zombie to a Sasquatch, a Star Wars Tie Fighter to an exploding tinfoil ball,” said Pearson.

“We had lots of families put in entries this year, which was awesome, including a family that recreated ‘Captain Underpants’.

“Because the dummy was so large, they had to special order a pair of white undies off Amazon to get a pair big enough to fit the dummy.

“Another family made a volcano complete with special effect ‘lava’ as it came down the course.”

FAR hopes to continue growing the event and encouraged families to start working on their entries early next year.

The Dummy Downhill raised $670 for the Canadian Cancer Society with the support of sponsors Raging Elk, Giv’er, Vitality Body & Mind, Fernie Physio, Jeep and Solcomm Technologies.

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