For the second straight year, the COVID-19 pandemic has postponed the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association’s return to Prince Albert.
After their 2020 season was cancelled, which would have seen an event here in May, the CPCA had planned to start the 2021 campaign at the Prince Albert Exhibition Grounds from June 4-6.
However, the pandemic led to the start of this year’s slate being pushed back to late June, and the cancellation of the Prince Albert event.
“We had to make changes to our schedule due to COVID-19 restrictions,” CPCA sponsorship and sales manager Kim Carey said on Thursday. “We weren’t going to be able to have the amount of people we needed to have and the amount of people are drivers needed to have at those venues.
“It’s extremely unfortunate that we had to call off the show and postpone it until next year.”
In addition to the Prince Albert tour stop, events in Turtleford and Wainwright, Alta. that were listed in the initial 2021 schedule have also been cancelled.
Barring any other changes to the tour, the CPCA season is slated to get rolling in North Battleford on June 24.
“That’s not set in stone as it depends on restrictions and everything else that’s going on in the province,” Carey said.
“We’re going to do our best to have a show there whenever it is possible.”