By Sarah Taylor (@sarahrtaylor)
WINNIPEG — The Forks saw a vigorous and entertaining competition on Saturday with the first of the World Partner-Carry Games.
“I think it was better and more hilarious than we thought,” said Virgin Radio host and event organizer Ace Burpee.
The idea came from the World Wife Carrying Championships in Europe and had a little tweaking to the name before starting up in Winnipeg.
“I always thought the World Wife Carrying championships sounded a bit old. Partner is where it’s at, anyone can carry anyone,” said Burpee.
The event brought out 13 teams of two who came to participate in an obstacle course while carrying their partner to win their weight in beer.