Five days of the final chuckwagon races will get underway Wednesday in Lloydminster. The Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association takes place during the summer each year making stops across Western Canada.
Lloydminster will be hosting the finals for the 26th year at the Lloydminster Agriculture Exhibition Association. Marketing Manager Jackie Tomayer says they are excited to have the finals here once again.
“We bring in all the drivers, all of their entourages plus all the fans of the CPCA come and stay. Lots of them pull in Sunday night and they stay the whole week so the economic benefit is quite large as far as going to restaurants, doing shopping and just hanging out in Lloydminster.”
About 15,000 people attend the event over the five days with 3,000 to 5,000 per day. The Lloydminster Exhibition will also hold a Chuckwagon Cabaret on Saturday as part of the event and various other attractions throughout the week.
“On Saturday morning we do a pancake breakfast to help out Big Brothers Big Sisters that’s down at Denham Chrysler Jeep and then on Sunday, we do a pancake breakfast that is here at Lloyd Ex. The CPCA drivers and outriders are at those events helping to flip pancakes.”
The CPCA began their tour in North Battleford and made various stops including in Bonnyville, Frog Lake and Turtleford. For a full list of events and ticket information visit the Lloydminster Exhibition’s website.