It was like a scene from a Weird Al music video yesterday down at Terwillegar Park as the pirates of the North Saskatchewan set sail.

Celebrating the 50th annual Sourdough Raft Race, partnered with the Youth Emergency Shelter Services (YESS), spectators saw such creations such as a pirate ship, a giant Lego block and even a big rig.

“It is just something totally different than other festivals,” said Jacqui Damur, event co-ordinator for the Sourdough Raft Race Association.

The event drew crowds young and old as teams competed for cash prizes and tried to avoid the not-so coveted “Titanic” award.

“That is for anyone who sinks and has to be towed in,” said Damur.