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Fraser Valley mayors to join plowing match

Mayor John Van Laerhoven will participate in the Mayors' Class of this year's Chilliwack Plowing Match, an historical event taking place this weekend.

This year marks the 92nd annual match, and will include the B.C. Plowing Championships, draft horses with sulky or walking plows, and antique tractors and plows. There will also be a reversible plow class and horseshoeing demonstration.

The event takes place at Chilliwack Central and Annis Road, in the fields of Tom DeGroot and Mark Kostering, and begins at 10:30 a.m.

Judges for the draft horses this year will be Alex Charles of Rosedale and Francois Freyvogel of Ryder Lake. Judges for the tractors will be Jim Sache of Rosedale and Lynn McDonald from Olds, AB.

Plowing is scored based on crown (20 pts), straightness (15), covering weeds (15), firmness and packing (20), general appearance (10) and finish (20), for a total of 100 points. The winners of these B.C. Championships will be eligible to represent the province in the Canadian Plowing Championships. While the main categories are a serious undertaking, the Mayors' Class is a fun competition open to the mayors or their representatives from Abbotsford, Agassiz, Chilliwack, Harrison, Hope and Mission.

Admission is $5 a person, with free admission for children under 12.

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