CPCA moves NB show to Poundmaker

With Chuckwagon racing season just on the horizon, the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association has made a further change to its 2021 schedule and it impacts North Battleford directly.

The CPCA has moved the opening weekend event out of the Battlefords Ag Society grounds and to Poundmaker Cree Nation for June 24 to 26.

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CPCA cites COVID-19 restrictions still in place as the reason for the move. Restrictions call for a maximum of 150 people in the grandstand, but moving the event to Poundmaker allows for more spectators with more space. Among other things, the venue allows for vehicles to park around the track for viewing of the races.

The other race events remain a go according to the latest schedule. The plan is to go to Onion Lake June 30 to July 4, then to the North American Chuckwagon Championship July 9 to 17 at the Lloydminster Exhibition grounds. That will be followed by Little Pine from July 23 to 25, Frog Lake July 29 to Aug. 1, a return to Poundmaker Aug. 5 to 8, Meadow Lake Aug. 13 to 15 and finally Lloydminster Aug. 18 to 22 to close the season.

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