Why are there no chuckwagon races at 2021 Stampede?


Why are there no chuckwagon races at 2021 Stampede?

The World Professional Chuckwagon Association (WPCA) regrets to announce the cancellation of the 2021 Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby. Covid-19 restrictions have forced WPCA race committees in Grande Prairie, Saskatoon, Medicine Hat and Bonnyville to cancel their scheduled events.

Will there be chuckwagon races at the Stampede?

The thunder of the Rangeland Derby will once again be at this year’s Calgary Stampede. After cancellation in 2021 due to ongoing Covid-19 health measures, the chuckwagons will make their return at the 2022 Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.

Are there chuckwagon races at the 2021 Calgary Stampede?

The Stampede announced the return of the Grandstand-packing races on its social media platforms. Kristina Barnes with the Calgary Stampede said the organization asked visitors what they missed most in 2021, and chuckwagon racing was number one. “Our community still embraces it fully,” said Barnes.

Will there be chuck wagon races this year?

NORTH BATTLEFORD – The Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association has released its schedule of 2022 races and the big news is that North Battleford is slated to be back on the schedule. Then the wagons are in North Battleford June 16-19, Wainwright June 23-26 and Onion Lake June 29-July 3.

Are there Chuckwagons at Calgary Stampede?

2022 Rangeland Derby Witness all the thrilling action over nine nightly heats as 27 Chuckwagon drivers, supported by their outriders and 162 horses vie for prize money and bragging rights. Races start nightly at 7:45 p.m. and are followed by the world-famous Bell Grandstand Show.

Where are the chuckwagon races?

They currently race in venues across the Peace River Country with major shows in Grande Prairie, AB and Dawson Creek, BC.

Why are there no chucks at Stampede?

Earlier in the day, the Calgary Stampede formally announced the annual Rangeland Derby would not happen in 2021. It’s the second year in a row the most lucrative competition in chuckwagon racing was cancelled. Officially, the Stampede cited safety concerns as the primary reason for the cancellation.

Will Stampede 2021 happen?

The Calgary Stampede said Thursday that the Rangeland Derby would not be going ahead this year due to a cancelled chuckwagon season in 2020 and 2021. However, Stampede officials expect the races to return in 2022.

Do you have to be vaccinated to go to Calgary Stampede?

All guests entering under the canopy will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative rapid test administered on-site.