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ALBERTA PROFESSIONAL CHUCKWAGON & CHARIOT ASSOCATION

2019 Tour Dates Coming Soon!

May 26-27
Alder Flats Fair Grounds
Alder Flats, AB
June 2 - 3
Vegreville Fair Grounds
Vegreville, AB
June 6 - 10
North Saskatchewan River Park
Rocky Mountain House, AB
June 23 - 24
3 Cities Agriplex
Paradise Valley, AB
June 29 - July 1
Sedgewick Race Track
Sedgewick, AB
July 7 - 8
Edgerton Fair Grounds
Edgerton, AB
July 14 - 15
Buck Lake Stampede
Buck Lake, AB
July 18 - 22
Westerner Days
Red Deer, AB
July 26 - 28
Vermilion Fair
Vermilion, AB
July 31 - Aug 1
High Prairie Elks Rodeo
High Prairie, AB
Aug 9 - 11
Vegreville Fair Grounds
Vegreville, AB
Aug 25 - 26
Bashaw
Bashaw, AB
Aug 31 - Sept 2
Patricia Rodeo
Patricia, AB
Sept 7 - 9
Millarville Races
Millarville, AB
Wagon Driver Prayer

Heavenly Father, we pause, mindful of the many blessings you have bestowed upon us. We ask that you be with us at these races, and we pray that you will guide us on the race track of life. We don’t ask for special favors or to draw the rail every time, nor do we ask for all daylight runs or never to tip a barrel. Help us, Lord, to live our lives in such a manner that when we make that last, inevitable, ride to the country where the grass grows lush, green and neck yoke high, and the water runs cool, clear and deep, that you, as our last judge, will tell us that our entry fees are paid. Amen.

Brief History
of the APCCA

1960’s

Chariot racing begin’s as an unorganized group. Typically two horses hooked to a pole, connected to a set of  rubber tires (bicycle like) with the driver sitting on a padded seat – these tipped easily. Memories of some of the first races included racing up a back alley, behind hotels, around a sawdust pile and back again.

1970’s

Original membership fees were set at $10 each and associate members $2 each. In 1976 it was raised to $12, 1977 raised to $15 and associate $10. A lot of the original constitution was taken from the Saskatchewan club (which began two years earlier). In 1972, the basket type car was introduced. This type of cart with the wheels enclosed is still used today.

APCCA Beginning 

By 1964 a few brave souls started to race wagons. Some of the first races were held in Ohaton, Eckville, Okotoks, and Daysland. By 1966 a few various clubs formed throughout the province in areas such as Peace River County, Whitecourt, and Pincher Creek. On June 19, 1968 the Alberta Pony Chuckwagon and Chariot Association was registered with the societies act as a non profit organization.