Dewberry's Kurt Bensmiller is the champion of the second WPCA tour stop of the season. He led the way in Saskatoon with a total 4 day running time of 5:11.55. Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan's Evan Salmond - who won the season opening event in Grande Prairie - finished with the second best time in Saskatoon.
That is what it sounded like on 96.5 CKFM on Sunday, June 10th as Chad Fike from Cremona posted the top time of the day in heat number 2.
Fike got around the track in Saskatoon in 1:17.01.
The winner of the second WPCA tour stop of the season was Dewberry's Kurt Bensmiller.
Bensmiller says he added in some new horses this season and they wound up leading him to victory in Saskatoon with a total 4 day running time of 5:11.55.
He talks about winning a race early in the season.
Evan Salmond, Logan Gorst, Codey McCurrach and Jason Glass rounded out the top 5.
The WPCA chuckwagons head to Medicine Hat for a four day event starting on Thursday, June 14th.
The next World Professional Chuckwagon Association broadcasts on 96.5 CKFM are coming up from June 27th through July 2nd from Ponoka.
(Audio courtesy of Arnie Jackson with the WPCA Chuckwagon Radio Network)
The Wild Rose Humane Society celebrates the grand opening of its new facility on Saturday, June 23rd. WRHS is a non-profit animal rescue society. Volunteer President Dean Orlando says renovations are now complete at their location on 13 Co-op Road in the town of Didsbury.
The Johnson MS Bike ride will see hundreds of cyclists travel a total of 180 kilometers as they take a trip from Airdrie to Olds on Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th. It will be a picturesque ride of Alberta's cowboy country for cyclists of all levels and abilities looking to challenge themselves in an effort to end Multiple Sclerosis.
A grand opening was recently held for the new Bowden Community Hall. A ribbon cutting was held on Saturday, June 16th with dignitaries followed by dueling pianos in the evening at the Paterson Community Centre. Expanding Horizons Secretary Julie Brewster says the project started with the idea of renovating the old Lions Hall in February of 2015 and they broke ground on the new hall construction last July.
Just over $5,000 dollars was collected during the 2018 Free Our Finest event run by the Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run. That is according to Sheriff Chris Zelko with the Innisfail Integrated Traffic Unit who says the money collected will support Special Olympics Alberta.
Mountain View County's Division 7 Councillor Al Kemmere expects to put his name forward to run for RMA President again later this year. The Rural Municipalities of Alberta's first zone meeting is coming up in August and its convention is in November.