By Marianne Curtis
On the first weekend of June, the community of Gardenton grew grow by a few hundred people when this year’s annual mud bog and demolition derby takes place.
On June 4, the Gardenton Demolition Derby and Quad Mud Bog took place at the back of the museum grounds. The annual one day event drew spectators from both sides of the border for an exciting afternoon full of big car demolition derbies, quad mud bog and obstacle course.
Organizer Sheila Arseny is pleased as another successful event under her belt. The annual event takes place at the Gardenton Park and money raised is used to support the facility.
“It was a very fun day and it was a great show,” stated Arseny.
New this year was “truck football” where trucks will be used aggressively and defensively to push a football or in this case a car across a goal line.
This year’s event drew participants and visitors from communities throughout the region, including Ste. Anne, Zhoda, Sundown, Tolstoi, Grunthal, Lorette along with Selkirk and Winnipeg.
The big winners of the day were a father son and grandfather trio from St. Clements. In first place was son Dean Sanclemente followed by his father Rob Sanclemente in second place and grandpa Wayne Sanclemente finished in third.