Western Chuckwagon Association



      Rio Grande Rodeo, Thurs-Sun, June 30-July 3, 2016





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Ever wonder what goes into training a chuckwagon team? So did Tim Gedcke from Eastlink TV! So he set out to to see what he could learn. This is what he found out...


It's happening now! The Rio Grande Canada Day Rodeo and Centennial Celebration! 

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It's been 100 years of Ridin' and Racin' in Rio Grande and there is going to be a party. Click on the logo for details or check out their Facebook page. How do you get there? Click here for directions  and here for Schedule of Events

Adding to the excitement of the celebration, a special opening night event will be held Thursday evening, after the races , around 10:00 PM, in the dance hall. What is it? Be there to find out! 

And then there is Dash Sunday...

5 Heats of Thoroughbred Wagons-15 wagon drivers all competing for a spot in the final heat of the Grande Prairie Chuckwagon Heritage Foundation Dash. Drivers will race for 3 days, Thursday through Saturday. Then we find out who it will be. The 3 drivers with the fastest accumulated race times, the top 3 in the Aggregate will have their shot, on the 4th day of racing, to fill the purse and carry on down the road. 

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All the wagon action starts at 6:30 PM Thurs-Sat with

GPCHF Dash Sunday action kickin off at 2:30 PM

The entire crew at the WCA extends a sincere thank you to the Heritage Foundation for their outstanding efforts in supporting this exciting sport. The GPCHF is a dedicated group of locals who have a strong interst in supporting their community and it's history. With a area rooted in a western lifestyle,  an organization like this is important to preserving our heritage. You can learn about the Foundation through their website (click link) or click on logo for more info.  

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We would also like to thank the Rio Grande Committee for all their hard work and consideration. The grounds look fantastic! The track is phenominal. There has been an incredible amount of hard work done and it really shows. It's a tough job making it right for everyone and we appreciate your efforts. Special thanks list coming soon.  

Day 1 at Rio Grande

Race video posted now. Photos coming in the morning.


 Our Previous 2016 Shows

Find out what happened at Pomeroy Guitars & Wagons here

 Check out the Grande Praire Stompede here 


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Tarp Auction 2016 Results can now be found under the

 NEWS Section on the side menu 

In case you missed out, and want to participate,

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Take a minute to look through the driver profiles and check out their sponsors, then take a loook at our sponsor page. Please support these businesses. They are a big part of bringing these events, and more, to your community.

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 The Western Chuckwgon Association would like to express a
huge thank you once again GMC Canada for their sponsorship and support
in helping to maintain a part of our heritage by promoting
chuckwagon racing. Please support General Motors


We have many sponsors to thank and each one is equally important
in the efforts to preserve this sport and we would like to extend
our appreciation to each and every one of them
Please visit our sponsor page for a more detailed list of  the
many supporters we have.