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.

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.

beau.simpson@thenownewspaper.com

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Hockey history in Surrey as Team India comes to play

Squad played its very first game in Canada on Tuesday against Surrey Falcons

Proposed coal project for Fraser Surrey Docks back in court

It could be months before the federal appeal court renders a decision

Minor injuries for firefighter struck outside South Surrey fire hall

Minor injuries for firefighter struck outside South Surrey fire hall

Surrey to hear news on Olympic softball qualifier bid next week

Decision, originally expected in September, was delayed by World Baseball Softball Confederation

Letters shed light on state of mind of mother accused of daughter’s murder

Trial of South Surrey’s Lisa Batstone begins in BC Supreme Court

VIDEO: Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

Official decision expected later Tuesday to end competition between North American cities to win bid and its promise of 50,000 jobs

Fear of constitutional crisis escalates in U.S.; Canadians can relate

Some say President Donald Trump is leading the U.S. towards a crisis

B.C.-based pot producer Tilray reports revenue surge, net loss

Company remains excited about ‘robust’ cannabis industry

Canada stands pat on Saudi arms sales, even after hearing Khashoggi tape

Khashoggi’s death at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul further strained Riyadh’s already difficult relationship with Ottawa

Feds pledge money for young scientists, but funding for in-house research slips

Canada’s spending on science is up almost 10 per cent since the Liberals took office, but spending on in-house research is actually down

Stink at B.C. school prompts complaints of headaches, nausea

Smell at Abbotsford school comes from unauthorized composting operation

Disabled boy has ‘forgiven’ bullies who walked on him in stream, mom says

A Cape Breton teen who has cerebral palsy was told to lie in a stream as other kids walked over him

Vancouver man must pay $22,000 after breaking strata rules

Peter Gordon took his fight over his rented condo to the civil resolution tribunal, but lost

B.C. cheese linked to 5 E. coli cases

People are asked to throw out or return ‘Qualicum Spice’ cheese

Most Read