The Spirit Hat tournament is an opportunity to gain an in depth understanding of Spirit of the Game (SOTG) which is vital to the game. A Spirit Clinic is held in the morning. This involves an explanation of SOTG, group discussions on how to demonstrate and improve spirit, followed by role-playing. Experienced players share their knowledge with less experienced players and all have the chance to demonstrate their spirit in several games. Some games include Spirit challenges and unique rules.
The tournament features some amazing prizes courtesy of our sponsors. Prizes include Steam Whistle beer and hoodies (must be 19+), VC hats and gear, and the grand-daddy of them all: one tournament Spirit MVP received a 5-day dog sled trip for two courtesy of www.borealjourneys.com. This adventure is valued at over $3000!!!
This year the Spirit Hat was followed in the evening by the Steam Whistle Summer Boat Bash!
Congrats to our Spirit MVPs pictured below (photo courtesy Ed Kung), they did a great job demonstrating the ideals of SOTG all day long and were rewarded with SteamWhistle prizes. Afterward, Sarah Brown won the Spirit MVP games to take home the Boreal Journeys trip - congratulations Sarah!