Big weekend for stock cars on Emo Speedway circuit

Dave Ogilvie

The Borderland Racing Association has big plans for this weekend. In conjunction with the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Fair, the Emo Speedway will be holding some of the most important races of the season.
President Anthony Leek said that they are looking forward to over 30 Midwest Modifieds showing up for the races on Friday and Saturday (Aug. 14-15). It will be the biggest weekend of the year with many drivers competing for top position. Hot laps will begin each evening at 6 p.m. and with racing starting at 6:30 p.m.
It is also the Rea Memorial weekend in honour of Ed and Rob Rea. This special event is a two day point event with the champions being crown on Saturday night after the races.
There will be a pancake breakfast at the main canteen beside the grandstand from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday morning.
Tickets for the races will be adults ($12), students and seniors ($8) and ages 6-12 ($4). Family packages will be $30. See you at the races!
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This month’s men’s breakfast buffet ($10) will take place at the Emo Legion on Saturday, August 15 at 8 a.m.
The guest speaker for this month will be Pastor Kors Pater from Rainy River.
Pastor Kors began his pastoral ministry just over 10 years ago, first in Toronto, then in Sarnia, and now for less than a year he has been serving at Rainy River Evangelical Covenant Church.
He is new to the area, but believes that God has led him and his wife, Heather, to Rainy River District to serve Him.
As we look around, and reflect on people who have left a clear impact for God, it has been various people who God has sent our way to minister for Him.
Come and welcome Pastor Kors to our area.
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The Royal Canadian Legion Br. #99 is hosting the third-annual Art Bonot Memorial Slo-pitch Baseball Tournament this Friday through Sunday (Aug. 14–16) at the Emo Sports Field.
The teams are ready to go and by all accounts this will be a great tournament. This licensed event is proudly sponsored by Labatt’s. Come out, enjoy some refreshments and cheer for your favourite team.
In related news, the Legion will be hosting the Art Bonot Social from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. featuring the live music of “Centre-line.” Admission to the social will be $5.