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Truck Lovers Win $28K In Rodeo Early Bird Draw

NOTRE-DAME-DU-NORD, QC — From July 31 to August 3, the town of Notre-Dame-du-Nord, QC heats up with its 34th annual Truck Rodeo (Rodeo du Camion) and there’s lots of cash prizes to be won, too.  

To give you a taste, the Rodeo announced the winners of the Early Bird Draw. Eight winners got $1,000 each, one winner got $5,000 and one winner took home $15,000.

Here are the winning tickets:

$1,000:

  • Ticket #2564: Patrick Paquin, Cindy Garneau, Emma Paquin et Félix Paquin de Rouyn-Noranda;
  • Ticket #0013: Nicole G. Dénommé and group of five from Laverlochère;
  • Ticket #2652 : Rose Lacroix, Johanne Duchesne, Guylaine Gauthier, Diane Plamondon and Lucie Plamondon from Notre-Dame-du-Nord;
  • Ticket #0603: Richard Janakowski and Hélène Fiset from Val d’Or;
  • Ticket #1023: Nova Maillé from New Liskeard;
  • Ticket #1440: Carole and Réjean Cloutier from Val d’Or;
  • Ticket #0498: Colombe Trudel from Elliot Lake;
  • Ticket #0289: Raynald Fleury from Ville-Marie.

$5,000:

  • Ticket #3588: Huguette Joly from Gatineau.

$15,000:

  • Ticket #3121: Gaétan, Derick, Yannick and Carole Chouinard from Rouyn-Noranda.

There is also a final draw on August 3, for a total of $150,000 in cash prizes, and of course, one of the main annual events is the Rodeo Draw- the prize is a class 8 tractor. For more information, visit www.elrodeo.com.

The event attracts more than 60,000 visitors and features four days of races, competitions, live music, parties, fireworks, a special Sunday service and, well, more parties.

Here are some of Rolf Lockwood's photos from last year’s Rodeo:

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