Elite World Professional Chuckwagon Association (WPCA) drivers will be in attendance at the Bonnyville Pro Rodeo & Chuckwagon Association (BPRCA) Tarp Auction today. Registration for the event is at 4:00 pm, with the auction at 4:30 pm.
LCN has confirmed that some of the top drivers will be at the Crown & Derby pub tonight, including reigning WPCA Champion & two-time Calgary Stampede Champion, Kurt Bensmiller. Mitch Michaud, with the BPRCA, jokes that you can snag sponsorship of Bensmiller’s tarp, “if you can afford it.” Bensmiller is expected to take top money at the auctions.
Sponsoring a tarp is, “a one of a kind investment opportunity,” says Michaud. The 4-day event in July is expected to draw in over 10,000 attendees to the BPRCA grounds; where the chucks are the highlight of the event. It’s a great opportunity to raise brand awareness for your company.
Drivers rely on sponsorships to keep their season going, along with day money and weekend money wins at the races, drivers use the sponsorships to keep their horses fed and their outriders happy.
There will be auction locations in Calgary, Bonnyville, Dawson Creek, Medicine Hat, Rocky Mountain House and Saskatoon. The WPCA would like to invite all interested fans, supporters, sponsors, and media to join us on March 22, 2016 at their preferred location. It will be a fun evening of bidding, and a great kick off to the 2016 season. Bidders can bid from any location. Be sure to arrive on time so you don’t miss the action!