2023 Ponoka Stampede Chuckwagon Canvas Auction – Ponoka, Alberta

The final chuckwagon canvas auction for the 2023 WPCA Pro Tour presented by GMC took place for one of chuckwagon racing’s premier events – the Ponoka Stampede – on Friday, May 5, 2023 at the Stagecoach Saloon on the Ponoka Stampede grounds in Ponoka, Alberta. Prime advertising space was available on the wagons of the best 34 chuckwagon drivers in the world today plus two Wildcard Wagons on chuckwagon racing’s predominant racing circuit. If all of the chuckwagon canvas auctions in 2023 are an indication of the economic conditions year, the Ponoka Stampede outdid themselves as the combined sale total was a record total for Ponoka Stampede at $553,000.00.

It was a tremendous sale to say the least, up $163,250.00 over the 2022 total of $389,750.00. For the second consecutive canvas auction, Evan Magee was the high bid with the top seller when Krycket Consulting paid $29,500.00 for the six day show that starts June 26, 2023. The average bid was $15,361.11, with the median bid at $15,750.00. The low bid for the sale was an even $6,000.00.

In less than one month, the wagons roll into Grande Prairie, Alberta with the first stop on the WPCA Pro Tour presented by GMC from May 31 – June 4, 2023 with the running of the Grande Prairie Stompede. Check wpca.com for further details.


Billy Melville

2023 Ponoka Stampede Canvas Auction Results



Amount Bid

Evan Magee

Krycket Consulting


Wade Salmond



Rae Croteau Jr.

Tech Group Inc.


Kris Molle

Eagle Builders


Chad Fike

Summit Fleet


Codey McCurrach

TOMCO Group of Companies


Troy Dorchester

Team Rig & Supply/PureChem Services/Newforce Energy Services


Chanse Vigen

Wentworth Oilfield Services Ltd.


Dustin Gorst

Century Downs Racetrack and Casino


Layne MacGillivray

Friends of MacGillivray Chuckwagon Team


Obrey Motowylo

The Co-operators


Doug Irvine

Optimum Equipment Solutions


Evan Salmond

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd.


Cody Ridsdale

Long Chain Reclaim


Troy Flad

Mr. Fireplace


Dayton Sutherland

Friends of Sutherland Racing


Mark Sutherland

Reinhart Oilfield Services Ltd.


Kurt Bensmiller

Versatile Energy Services Ltd.


Chance Thomson

VJV Auction Co. Ltd.


Jason Glass

Birchcliff Energy Ltd.


Chance Flad

Calnash Trucking


Cruise Bensmiller

Stormy River Ranch


Layne Flad

Quick Moves Concrete Pumping Ltd.


Jordie Fike

Torch Industries Ltd.


Chance Bensmiller

Main Street Truck Sales


Darcy Flad

Wetaskiwin Ready Mix


Mitch Sutherland

WeldPro Limited


Ross Knight

Midwest Pipelines Inc.


Roger Moore

Hayshakers Bobcat Service Ltd.


Derek Aebly

Secure Energy


Kirk Sutherland

Morskate Manufacturing


Dean Dreger

Pacesetter Equipment Ltd.


Kelly Morin

Shoulder to Shoulder with Ukraine/Jeff & Julie DeSutter


Josh Hrynyk

Benchmark Commodities Ltd.


Wild Card #1

5 Star Propane Ltd.


Wild Card #2

Canadian Premium Meats Inc.



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