The Village of Mortlach’s ATV Derby is on Saturday, April 13.  

There is a $20 entry fee per machine being entered, with funds raised going to support operations, maintenance and renovation of the village’s Centennial Rink 

“We are just raising money to keep our rink alive and want to have some fun. It’s a fun day. Everybody comes out and they just start smiling,” said Lindsay Newsham, of the Mortlach Recreation Board. 

She said that last year’s derby brought nearly 500 people to the village, with over 200 vehicles participating in the event. 

This year’s event features an expanded derby track, covering over 50 kilometres of prairie and coulees. There will be a hot dog lunch provided for the riders at the mid-point of the event, with 50/50 draws and much more available. 

Registration for the event begins at 9:30 with a shotgun start at noon from the Mortlach rink. 

After the derby has wrapped up Pit Stop Diner is roasting a whole pig, alongside pulled pork and various BBQ staples for the side dishes. Beer gardens will also be set up at the rink to accompany the BBQ. 

Riders will be required to wear a DOT approved helmet and waivers will need to be signed in order to participate, minors will need to have their waiver signed by a parent or guardian. 

The organizers also ask riders to wash their vehicles before arrival to reduce the risk of spreading clubroot within the derby grounds. 

Newsham added that payments for the event must be made in cash. 

For more information check out the Mortlach ATV Derby Facebook Page.