Bad Axe Throwing is bringing ‘darts on steroids’ to Surrey

Opening in May, rapidly growing urban axe throwing club is expected to be a big draw in Newton for special events

Bad Axe Throwing is bringing B.C.’s first urban axe throwing club to Newton. It expects to host an open house in Mid-May.

Bad Axe Throwing is bringing B.C.’s first urban axe throwing club to Newton. It expects to host an open house in Mid-May.

NEWTON — A new club will be looking to bring the lumberjack out in Surrey.

Bad Axe Throwing is opening its first B.C. location in Newton this May.

The axe throwing club – that’s right, they throw axes –

is looking to chop a big slice out of Surrey’s special event market.

Jesse Guzman, Bad Axe Throwing’s chief axe thrower and operations manager, said urban axe throwing is taking off in Canada – and he’s sure Surrey is going to love it.

“People love pretending to be lumberjacks for a few hours with their party for whatever special event they’re hosting,” Guzman said from Toronto, where the club started in 2014.

“We’re sure that it’s going to work in Surrey.”

Bad Axe Throwing is expecting to have 10 locations throughout Canada by the end of summer and will then look to expand to the U.S.

Guzman said the club is mainly looking to draw special events like birthday parties, bachelor or bachelorette parties and corporate team building exercises.

And although you are likely to show up as an amateur axe thrower (“pretty much everyone is,” Guzman said) the club’s goal is to have you hurling an axe accurately – and safely – in no time.

“We aim to have everybody hit the bullseye within the first five throws,” Guzman said.

And what’s the key to doing that? Follow through, he said.

“Try to throw the axe through the wall – throw it as hard as you can.”

HOW TO THROW AN AXE: Click here.

Guzman says there’s good reason urban axe throwing is taking off in Canada.

“It’s a little edgy and is definitely unique and exciting,” he said. “It’s like darts on steroids.”

Bad Axe Throwing will be located at 8132 130 St. It is planning to host an open house in mid-May.

For more information, visit badaxethrowing.com.

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