We've had suggestions from Challenger Owners over
the years that the event should move around to different parts of
Western Canada, to encourage owners to get together and get their
Challengers in the air in some seven league boots type journeys.
We always planned Westebello to be a Challenger
Owner's event, much like Montebello, and we've tried our best to
nourish it for 10 years.
Several owners and folks like Bob
Roberston and Bryan Quickmire have helped by attending and
presenting, but we felt the event was getting into a bit of
Last year we started thinking that it
was time to give the bird a nudge out of the nest.
With some interest emerging from
the West Coast and other parts of BC, we've
encouraged others to step up and consider hosting
Tracy is super busy this year,
and without her to pull everything together, it just
wasn't possible for the event to happen in
Wetaskiwin in 2017, regardless.
Initial planning is in the works
for an alternate location, and we wouldn't be
surprised to see an owners event emerge - perhaps a
"Coastebello", somewhere on the west coast!
We fully support this move.
Time permitting, we'll try and attend ourselves.
Who knows, maybe IROC will be part of a group of
Prairie Challengers that makes the trip out.
Maybe the event will move around
in the future, maybe it will happen annually, or
bi-annually. We simply don't know.
All we know is for the event to
have the longevity and success of Montebello, and to
encourage the same kind of camaraderie amongst
Challenger Owners, the event needs injections of
more Challenger Owners their ideas, and their
As we hear and learn more about
the current planning initiatives, we will post
information here, or at minimum provide a link to a
better information source when there is one.
All we can say for the moment is think about
September, somewhere west of Wetaskiwin!
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