If you missed the horse pull competition in Stockholm on Saturday (17th) , you missed a great day.  The Banga family did a superb job of organizing the competition.  Everything ran like clock work.  Randy didn’t even let the announcer do too much talking!   Eleven teams lined up to compete.  When the last load was pulled, here were the winners.  Light weight – Ryan Ewen; Middle weight – Kim Hewalo; and Heavy weight -Ron Sebastian.  The youngest person in the competition was Logan Hubick, who was setting the evener for Norman Vertefeuille.  Prizes were presented by Theresa Banga. Recognition was given to Randy Banga as Teamster of the day.

 Deborah McLaren, of the Miner-Journal, was there gather information on the horse pull.  If you are from the area, watch the Miner-Journal for her article.

Thank you goes to –      

                                     The Banga family for organizing of the pull

                                       Mosaic and XMD for sponsorship

                                       Glenda Hewalo for doing a great job announcing

                                       Delvin Szumutku for judging

                                       Martin DenBrok & Jack Schwitzer were the linesmen

                                       Luke Banga was the pinman

                                       Blake Banga loaded the cement blocks

                                        Cameron Johanson & Jeff Molnar loaded the shingles


At the beginning of the year, the club executive decided to “give back”.  They decided to make a donation and announce it at one of the pulls during the season.  Saturday the announcement was made.  $1000.00 is to be given to Colleen Johnston, a cancer survivor patient.  We all know someone that has been affected by cancer in some form, and know what a financial and emotional effect it can have. Good luck Colleen.

 The fun continues ………..  Norman and Shirley Vertefeuille celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary on July 27.  Unfortunately that was the same weekend as Swan River horse pull.  If Norman had known this 50 years ago, he’d have gotten married on a different day.  All the teamsters were in Swan River so missed the party. So, after the competition another party to celebrate was held.  Norman & Shirley were presented with embossed matching chairs and a cake.  A cake was also presented to Ron Sebastian in honor of his birthday on August 17th.  Once again a HUGE thank you to the Banga and Molnar families for the wonderful food and the party.  It was great.  They did all the work the rest of us just enjoyed it.

That brought the end to the summer of horse pulling.  Jack Grad and the QVHPC harvest day is September 7th.  Yorkton horse pull is the end of October.  It is earlier this year due to the Grey Cup.  Agribition, which is also earlier, is the last pull of the season