CPCA Chuckwagon races coming back, plans to kick off season in NB

The Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association plans to return after a pandemic-cancelled 2020 season, and North Battleford is scheduled to be their first stop back.

The racing circuit has released its latest schedule this week, which includes eight Chuckwagon race shows from June to August.

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The season kicks off with a four day meet in North Battleford June 24-27 at the Battlefords Ag Socety grounds. Times are 6:30 p.m. on June 24-26 and 2 p.m. on June 27.

Next is Onion Lake June 30 to July 4, followed by the North American Chuckwagon Championship July 9-17 at the Lloydminster Exhibition grounds. This event will include wagons from the CPCA and the World Professional Chuckwagon Association.

Little Pine is next from July 23-25, followed by Frog Lake July 29-Aug. 1, Poundmaker on Aug. 5-8, Meadow Lake on Aug. 13-15 and finally Lloydminster on Aug 18-22 to close out the season.

The schedule had been adjusted in the last few days. The North Battleford event was pushed back by one week, while an event set for Wainwright on June 25-27 has now been been taken off the schedule. Races that were planned for Prince Albert and Turtleford are also off the schedule.

All but one of the races on the 2021 schedule are located in Saskatchewan, the only exception being Frog Lake in late July.

The hope is to get a full season in this year. Last year, the entire CPCA season was cancelled due to the pandemic restrictions.

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