Neal Walgenbach of chuckwagon fame will take the reins of another sort Friday when he serves as honorary parade marshal for the Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede.
Friday’s parade, which begins at 3 p.m., kicks off the town’s three-day festival.
Walgenbach, a legend in Alberta chuckwagon circles, has won two World Professional Chuckwagon Association titles, the 2010 Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby aggregate championship, the CPCA Prairie racing series, and the CPCA high-point driver crown.
During his illustrious career, Wagenbach also won the Grand Prairie Stampede three times, the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede twice, and posted various single victories in other stampedes and exhibitions across Alberta.
For more information on the Stettler parade, contact Stacey Benjamin at 403-742-3181 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org