Live pari-mutuel racing returns for the summer on Friday, July 8.
Racing continues at Gordon Badger Stadium at Evergreen Park until Sunday, August 28 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday (and holiday Monday Aug. 1).
Three of the feature race days are the Brekkaas Vacuum & Tank Paint The Park Pink - Race For The Cure on Sunday, July 17 and the Grande Prairie Derby and Alberta Derby on Sunday, July 31.
There is no admission fee to attend the races and they are open to all ages. Troyer Town moves outdoors for the summer racing season. There will be two bouncy castles and a large sand pile, also free, for children to enjoy.
Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the Pines Restaurant & Casino, which is attached to the Gordon Badger Stadium at the race track. There is also a adult beverages tent on site and a mobile concession.
Xcessive Force Fighting Championship 10 - Out Of The Ashes is being held in the ENTREC Centre at Evergreen Park on Friday, July 8.
The co-main events sees Grande Prairie's Spencer Jebb taking on Marcus Hicks while Jesse Ronson will tangle with Matt Dwyer - both with UFC experience.
There will be a variety of other fighters on the card. Doors open at 6 p.m. and fights start at 7 p.m.
You can order tickets here: https://evergreenparkgp.webconnex.com/outoftheashes
The first Rubbix Revival Charity Concert is being held in the ENTREC Centre at Evergreen Park on Saturday, August 27.
Emerson Drive is the feature act with Erin Haley and Amber Haydey opening.
The event is a fund-raiser for the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation
There are VIP and general seating tickets available and the concert is open to the entire family.
For tickets go to: www.evergreenpark.ca
The South Peace Horse Club is very excited to bring back a multi-discipline all-breeds horse show to the Grande Prairie Area at Evergreen Park.
There will be fun for all ages and disciplines ridden or on foot.
Saturday will host English Events and Sunday will host Western Events.
Peace Country High Point champion points will be awarded to those attending the circuit. Check out the website at http://www.southpeacehorseclub.com/ for the show book and registration information on the FORMS page.
Derby Day goes Sunday, July 31 and includes the Grande Prairie Derby and the Alberta Derby At Evergreen Park. The Grande Prairie Derby is for three-year-old thoroughbreds. Allowance stake horses are preferred based on money earned. The race is a mile with a purse of $15,000 plus horsemen’s fees of $150. The Alberta Derby if for three-year olds with highest lifetime money earners preferred. It is a mile and 1/16th with a purse of $50,000 plus added fees. The Peace Country Stakes is also being held on July 31. It is for two-year-olds with Class B track horses preferred. It is 5 ½ furlongs with a purse of $9,000 plus horseman’s fees of $150.
DERBY DAY BRUNCH
Part of the Derby Day experience is a Derby Day Brunch. It goes at 11 a.m. under the grandstand at Gordon Badger Stadium. Cost is $25 for adults and $10 for children. You can purchase your Derby Day Brunch tickets online at www.evergreenpark.ca. If there are any tickets remaining they will be available at the door on Derby Day.