Moose Javians will have the opportunity to take in some skydiving this weekend, June 29 and 30.  

Around 30 Saskatchewan competitors will be at the Moose Jaw Municipal Airport for the Provincial Skydiving Competition, according to Samantha MacDonald, club president of Skydive South Sask. “This is like the steppingstone to move on to nationals, worlds, greater competitions going forward.” 

She said the funding for the competition comes from one of the group’s governing bodies, the Sport Parachute Association of Saskatchewan (SPAS). The competition is discipline-specific, including solo and team skydiving. 

Some of the competitions include group free fall formations, free fall timed style series, and accuracy. 

Visitors are welcome to come and watch the two-day competition by the Skydive South Sask hangar at the Moose Jaw Municipal Airport. “It’s quite a large space there, plus we have seating in front where you can literally watch the skydivers come in and land.” 

“If you have binoculars or something like that, you can actually see them doing some of the work in the sky,” she added.  

MacDonald said that they will be going all day on Saturday, with safety briefings and orientation for competitors starting at 7:30 a.m. “I would say probably around the 8:30 a.m. mark is when we’ll physically get started with the jumping portion.” 

While the competitors will have a supper break on Saturday, MacDonald said they’re expecting to be jumping right until sunset.  

“And then Sunday the start time is 8:30 a.m., and that goes up until 5 p.m.”