The ﬁfth annual Sturgis motorcycle rally weekend kicked off on July 31 with a dance with music that was supplied by James Williams at the Night Train Saloon outdoor stage. The group gathered at the yard of Ron and Rose Descalchuk, three miles east of Preeceville.
The Descalchuks used the opportunity for a duo celebration as it was also their 40th wedding anniversary.
Accompanying the riders were a 1985 Pontiac hearse owned by the Descalchuks and a 1969 GMC ambulance owned by Jim Pollock of Kamsack.
Saturday’s events featured a “200kilometre preride” to Greenwater Lake and back. The other main event was a jam session with performances by Rusty Cameron of Hudson Bay, Keith Descalchuk of Sturgis, Roland Larsen of Endeavour, Sherry Joanette of Preeceville and the Night Train Saloon Band (Walter Lupiak, Peter Ivanochko, Roy Pristie and Brian Rogowski). Dusty Cameron was declared the winner of the jam session which earned him $200 cash.
On Sunday, a pancake breakfast was hosted by the Preeceville Museum crew prior to the 380kilometre main ride which saw riders travel a route through Hudson Bay, Mistatim, Greenwater, Kelvington and back to Sturgis. Bikers came from across the province with all the funds raised going towards the Preeceville Museum.