Ultimate Frisbee players show dedication to sport

Nanaimo players are participating in the Art Hawkins Great Canadian Ultimate Game this Friday (June 15) at 11 p.m. at Merle Logan Field.

Some ultimate Frisbee players like their sport so much, they’ll willing to play it whenever they can. Including at 11 p.m. at night.

Nanaimo players are participating in the Art Hawkins Great Canadian Ultimate Game this Friday (June 15) at 11 p.m. at Merle Logan Field.

The charity game will benefit the Boys and Girl Club of Canada and Ultimate Peace, a group promoting peace in the Middle East.

The game starts in Yellowknife and continues in cities across the country, which is the reason for the odd start time. The score of the game will continue to add up as the games relay their way from west to east.

One of the local organizers, Dirk Heydemann, said two years ago during the late night game, the lights at the field went out.

“Those who had vehicles all got their vehicles and shone their lights on,” he said. “We were playing for a good 40 minutes in dark with just the headlamps of the cars.”