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ON DECK: Your Chilliwack sports events calendar
Chomping at the bit
The Mt. Cheam Pony Club holds its annual two-day event April 26 and 27at the Island 22 Equestrian Park. Saturday are the dressage and show jumping competitions which run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cross-country phase of the competition takes place on the Sunday and is the most exciting part of the weekend. Riders gallop over 80 acres of terrain negotiating solid jumps, banks, ditches, and the ever popular water jump where spectators gather to watch. This phase starts at 9 a.m. with the lower levels and ends with the higher levels around 12:30 p.m. Park admission is free and a concession will be on site.
Rolling, rolling, rolling
The Chilliwack Lawn Bowling Cklub hosts its open house and season kick off April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Princess and Henry.
There will be a free picnic lunch and free lessons. New bowlers always welcome. The club is also looking for partners in the non-profit sector looking to stage fundraising events modeled on http://lawnsummernights.com/ which can help introduce new participants to the venerable game of bowls. Call Carol at 604-823-6324 or 604-819-0358.
The Cultus Lake Sailing Club hosts its Spring Gala April 26 at Camp River Hall. For tickets ($30 for adults, $15 for children 14 and under), contact Tawnya-Dhaun at 604-799-1281 or TawnyaDhaun@gmail.com or visit www.cultuslakesailing.com.
Wayne Dehnke Memorial
The inaugural Wayne Dehnke Memorial golf tournament tees off at the Kinkora Golf Course May 3. The tournament, in honour of former CFB Chilliwack base administration officer Wayne Dehnke, will raise funds for a water project he helped to start near his retirement home in Mexico. Cost for the Texas scramble tournament is $50 and includes lunch. Check in is at 8 a.m. Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Spaces are limited. To sign up a team call Kinkora Golf Course at 604-858-8717 or email Jordie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday night racing
The Agassiz Speedway hosts Saturday night racing under the lights Saturday, April 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults. Kids six and under get in for free. Come out early to meet the drivers. Visit www. agassizspeedway.com.