Success at the 2022 Grande Prairie Stompede Chuckwagon Canvas Auction!

Rae Croteau Jr. – Sale Topper At The 2022 Grande Prairie Stompede
Photo By Bryan Hebson

April 14th, 2022 – After a successful canvas auction for the Calgary Stampede Cowboys Rangeland Derby on Tuesday night, the professional chuckwagon drivers tried their luck in Grande Prairie, Alberta for the Grande Prairie Stompede which will run May 25-29, 2022

Once again prime advertising space on the chuckwagons of 38 of the best chuckwagon drivers in the world today from the World Professional Chuckwagon Association, was put up for auction Thursday, bringing in a total $371,050.00. Seventeen drivers eclipsed the $10,000.00 mark for the show that will kick off the 2022 race season.

2010 Grande Prairie Stompede Champion Rae Croteau Jr. has come out of retirement and was the sale topper with the high bid of $26,000.00 from Kaidak Energy Services. The low bid for the sale was $5,000.00 for five different drivers, while the average bid came in at $9,764.47 for the five day show in May.

The final chuckwagon canvas sale for the year will be for Ponoka Stampede on May 6, 2022.Billy Melville

Grande Prairie Stompede Canvas Auction Results
DriverSponsorAmount Bid
Rae Croteau Jr.Kaidak Energy Services$26,000.00
Derek AeblySkip The Ditches$18,000.00
Kurt BensmillerHalf A Dime$17,000.00
Obrey MotowyloDynamic Energy Group Inc.$16,000.00
Dean DregerNorthern Mat & Bridge$15,000.00
Wade SalmondPidherney’s$14,000.00
Cruise BensmillerFarm Boys Oilfield Services Inc.$14,000.00
Todd McCrackenMaximum Tank Truck Services  Ltd.$11,750.00
Vern NolinMcCaw’s Drilling & Blasting Ltd.$11,000.00
Mitch SutherlandRentco Equipment Ltd.$10,750.00
Layne MacGillivrayCascade Energy Corp.$10,500.00
Chanse VigenSundown Oilfield Services Ltd.$10,500.00
Tuff DregerBDP Traffic Management$10,500.00
Evan MageeKrycket Consulting$10,500.00
Kris MolleJim Hansen’s Gateway Ford Lincoln Sales$10,000.00
Jason GlassGR Ranch$10,000.00
Troy DorchesterZedcor Energy Services Corp.$10,000.00
Mark SutherlandF-10 Group Of Companies$9,750.00
Codey McCurrachFriends of McCurrach Racing$9,500.00
Kirk SutherlandJim Hansen’s Gateway Ford Lincoln Sales$9,500.00
Dayton SutherlandNordic Energy$9,250.00
Evan SalmondCity of Grande Prairie$8,900.00
Cody RidsdaleEnvolve Energy Services Corp.$8,400.00
Jordie FikeH & M Meats$8,000.00
Chance BensmillerPinnacle Picker Services Ltd.$7,750.00
Dustin GorstGrande Prairie Airport$6,750.00
Chad FikeCIMS Limited Partnership$6,500.00
Chance FladControl Tech$6,500.00
Troy FladRed Oak Industrial Rentals Ltd.$6,500.00
Josh HyrnykStryker Energy Services Incorporated$6,500.00
Roger MooreTriplex Oilfield Services Ltd.$5,750.00
Doug Irvine Swab Pro (2018) Ltd.$5,500.00
Layne FladKeddie’s Tack and Western Wear$5,500.00
Darcy FladLakeside Oilfield Services$5,000.00
Chad HardenJeff & Julie DeSutter$5,000.00
Kelly MorinJeff & Julie DeSutter$5,000.00
Roy RomanowFriends of GP Chuckwagon Racing$5,000.00
Chance ThomsonFriends of GP Chuckwagon Racing$5,000.00
Total Amount Bid$371,050.00
Average Bid$9,764.47
Median Bid$9,625.00
High Bid$26,000.00
Low Bid$5,000.00

Story credits to Billy Melville 



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