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Sodbusters set to turn over the fields at 92nd plowing match

The 92nd annual Chilliwack Plowing Match is set to turn over the sod this Saturday on fields just off Annis Road. - Paul J. Henderson
The 92nd annual Chilliwack Plowing Match is set to turn over the sod this Saturday on fields just off Annis Road.
— image credit: Paul J. Henderson

Chilliwack’s agricultural heritage will once again take centre stage this Saturday at the 92nd annual Chilliwack Plowing Match.

Starting at 10:30 a.m., sodbusters from all over southern B.C. and beyond will descend on fields off Annis Road generously offered up by Tony DeGroot and Mark Kostering.

Competitors will lay down furrows in 11 classes using everything from walking plows pulled by magnificent draft horses to antique plows pulled by antique tractors to high-tech competition plows pulled by modern tractors.

As always, one of the classes will be set aside for mayors and city councilors from Abbotsford, Agassiz,Chilliwack Harrison, Hope and Mission.

Saturday’s match will also include the B.C. Plowing Championships, with winners eligible to represent B.C. at the Canadian Plowing Championships in Thorndale, Ont. in August.

Admission for adults is $5. Kids under 12 accompanied by an adult get in free. Refreshments and lunch will be available on site from the Sardis Kiwanis Club.

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