Kent Councillor Duane Post will go up against other elected officials during the 90th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match.
Each year, mayors and other officials compete in a special class at the event.
The contest is open to mayors of Abbotsford, Agassiz, Chilliwack, Harrison, Hope and Mission. Post, who is also an Agassiz farmer, was asked to step up for the job by Mayor John Van Laerhoven at a recent council meeting.
The mayors’ competition will run at about noon on April 14, at the field closest to 9825 McLeod Road. The winner will receive the Neil MacGregor Memorial Trophy.
The event is hosted by the Chilliwack Plowing Society, and draws in farmers from the Fraser Valley, lower mainland and Vancouver Island. The day begins at 10:30 a.m., and includes classes for walking plows, junior tractors, antique tractors, beginners, business people, reversible plow and the B.C. Junior and Senior Championships.
Admission is $5, with free admission for those under 12.