Chuckwagon drivers eager for sponsorships at canvas auction as Rangeland Derby returns after 2 years
Calgary Herald: 'The Calgary Stampede announced in March they’re planning for a full event this summer with the return of the Rangeland Derby chuckwagon races, more live music and a full parade. Stampede was cancelled in 2020 and was scaled back in 2021 due to the pandemic.
'The annual auction, where corporate sponsors fight for the rights to put their names on chuckwagon canvases, is set for Tuesday at the Big Four Roadhouse and is considered a barometer of the city’s economic strength.
'Kristina Barnes, Calgary Stampede’s communications manager, said it’ll be challenging to compare this year’s auction results with those of previous years because of the two-year gap.'