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Saturday , 31 October 2020

Plamondon Mud Bogs latest event dashed

Plamondon’s biggest event of the year, attracting upwards of 2,000 people over a weekend has been cancelled due to COVID-19 regulations.

The Plamondon Mud Bogs is a sanctioned event, sponsored by the Canadian Mud Racers Organization (CMRO), with ATV races, professional mud racing with CMRO, and amateur mud racing. Racers from all over the Lakeland compete to get their chance to win some of the $21,000 in prize money.

There is also a slo-pitch tournament, dances, a monster truck exhibition, and on-site camping. 

Lori Tarrant, who works for the Plamondon District Community Development Society (PDCDS), is disappointed the were unable to have the Mud Bogs this year.

“It’s our big main event, and we’re sad that we were not able to do it this year,” said Tarrant.

“A lot of people were not happy that this year had to be cancelled. We weren’t able to schedule it for a later date because this isn’t something we could do last minute. There is a lot of planning that goes into the event, so unfortunately we will have to wait until next year.”

 

 

 

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.