INDIAN RELAY RACING AT J.D.A. RACEWAY
Evergreen Park invites Peace Country residence to a weekend celebration of Indigenous Culture and History.
On Father’s Day weekend we will host over 130 Indigenous riders and 200 horses Indian Relay Racing to celebrate Indian Relay Races. Come and experience the tradition and horsemanship of this 300-year-old sport.
On Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18 Peace Country residents will get a chance to see for themselves the extreme and intense Indian Relay Racing as it makes its first Grande Prairie appearance at J.D.A. Raceway at Evergreen Park.
Riding bareback and often decked out in traditional markings and attire, teams race around the track competing in a relay race with horse exchanges in front of the grandstand.
“The competitors relish being able to celebrate our culture’s history through this sport,” said organizer Kimberly Big Crow. “It ties into cultural education and connects the younger generation to their elders, which enhances skill-building and family values within our people.”
This event, Evergreen Park hopes, will be the start of a much larger annual Indigenous celebration and showcase at the Park. (CLICK FOR FULL STORY)
STAY AND SAVE AVAILABLE FOR MUSICAL RIDE
The iconic RCMP Musical Ridge is performing at J.D.A. Raceway at Evergreen Park June 10-11 and visitors can Stay & Save!
Anyone staying at the Evergreen Park Preferred Hotels - Holiday Inn & Suites, Super 8, Best Western Quality Inn & Suites or Stanford Inn & Suites - can ask for room discounts and will also receive free child tickets to the Musical Ride.
Click on the green tab above called Holloway Preferred Hotels for links to the various hotels.
Evergreen Park Campground is also offering a $10 campsite discount for visiting campers as well as free child tickets.
To book your campsite and get your discount and free child tickets contact Campground Manager Owen Terry at 780-933-1464.