Right: Kenn Overacker of Donalda managed to get a hand with 29 points when he was playing crib against his 97-year-old mother Tillie. He said he had never had such a hand in over 50 years of playing crib. Left: The Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series Official Pace Car visits Donalda.

World’s biggest lamp receives visitors in unique car

A rather unique car was parked in front of Donalda's famed landmark recently.

Donalda Diary

A rather unique car was parked in front of Donalda’s famed landmark recently. Race announcer Gord Craig and his family dropped by to see the world’s largest lamp. Craig was behind the wheel of the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series Official Pace Car. “A few years ago, my wife and I were out for a motorcycle ride. We had lunch at the Wooden Nickel Cafe [here in Donalda] and also saw the giant lamp,” Craig said.

Craig has been a race announcer since 1992 and admits he doesn’t get an opportunity to do much sightseeing in the summer. “Summers are very busy for the Craig family. We spend a lot of our time at tracks in Western Canada,” he said.

With a few weeks off in the race schedule, Craig loaded up the family in the pace car and headed to Big Knife Provincial Park for an afternoon picnic.

“On the way back home. I said to the kids that we were going to stop and see the World’s Largest Lamp,” he recalled announcing the trip to Donalda.

Craig and his family also took the tour of the Donalda museum. “A lot of history in there. A lot of lamps too!! My youngest daughter collects coins so she really enjoyed looking at the money used before confederation.”

Craig was hoping to attend this year’s car show on the Donalda Light Riders Poker Rally but had to announce a scheduled race event. “It’s one of those deals where I wish I could have been in two places at once. We’ll see what happens next year. Maybe I’ll bring the pace car,” he said.


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