Busy Father’s Day weekend for sports in Fort St. John

The Father’s Day weekend is a busy one each year when it comes to various sports activities in town, and 2019 is no different.

Headlining the weekend is the 3rd Annual Fort St. John Rodeo at the North Peace Lighthorse grounds, June 14 to 16. The action begins at 5 p.m. on June 14, and 2 p.m. on June 15 and 16.

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The popular North Peace Rod and Gun Club Father’s Day Fishing Derby returns this year at the Charlie Lake boat launch. Kids can learn to fish on June 15, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., or 2 to 4 p.m.

On Father’s Day, June 16, the fishing derby will run from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. To register for either event, call Backcountry at 250-785-1461.

All three local motor sports leagues are in action this weekend as well. Taylor Speedway’s 3rd Annual Hit to Pass goes Saturday at 6 p.m., and Sunday at 12 p.m. The Hit to Pass is one of the most exciting events of the year, where drivers have to hit the car in front of them if they want to get by.

The Northern Lights Raceway is hosting the 2019 Hotte Family Memorial Race this weekend at 1 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, while the Peace Motocross Association is at the Dawson Creek Motocross Track on Saturday for the third race weekend of the season.

Rounding out the events this weekend is the Bo Hedges Wheelchair Basketball Challenge at Ma Murray School on Friday, 4 to 9 p.m. 

Email sports reporter Dillon Giancola at sports@ahnfsj.ca.

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