CALGARY, Alberta, February 8, 2013?
Wagon fans, there?s a new stop on this year?s WPCA Tour: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. WPCA President Arnold McKernon recently announced that the WPCA is bringing all the chuckwagon racing action to Saskatoon from June 6 to 9, 2013.
Negotiations with Saskatoon Prairieland Park Corporation have concluded, McKernon said, and were very successful. He expressed his appreciation to both the Prairieland Park staff directly involved in negotiations and the WPCA Driver Directors and staff working to make this new tour stop a reality. Brenda Sapergia, Livestock Manager for Prairieland Park, said that they are pleased to partner with the WPCA on this exciting venture. Both parties are anticipating a long and mutually successful partnership.
WPCA drivers and staff will attend the Saskatchewan Equine Expo from February 15 to 17 to introduce themselves to the larger community. They will also take the opportunity to meet with potential sponsors and fans. Saskatoon has been added to the WPCA Tour Auction on April 9. A hosting venue in Saskatoon is yet to be determined. Information will be made available once a location is secured.
Saskatoon Prairieland Park Corporation?s vision statement is for it to be a world-class destination for major programs, events and entertainment. In keeping with their mission and vision, Prairieland Park has added the excitement of professional chuckwagon races to its busy calendar. The WPCA will provide that world-class entertainment by bringing its 36 amazing drivers and their athletic and superbly trained horses in a uniquely western spectacle.
Saskatoon Prairieland Park Corporation is a membership-based, non-profit corporation. It was established as an agricultural society in 1886, the same year the first annual fair was held in Saskatoon. Since its earliest days as a centre for agricultural excellence, Prairieland Park has evolved into a provincial leader in the development of trade shows, conferences, special events and concerts.
For more information, contact:
Ed Wittchen, WPCA Officer