The yearly cow race is on, benefiting the WDMH Foundation

Above, (left) A photo of one of this year's cows ORRdalee. Courtesy photo (right) A photo of last year's winning cow. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

WINCHESTER — It’s ‘udderly’ exciting! The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 108 Winchester has announced that this year’s Great Canadian Cow Race is on – socially distanced of course. And the WDMH Foundation is thrilled to be one of five local charities and one national charity who will benefit again this year.

The event will take place virtually on Saturday, August 8 at 3 p.m. and will be live streamed on Nation Valley News’s Facebook page.

The six cows in the race have all taken on a bit of a hockey theme. Thanks to jockey Dale Myers who will be riding ‘ORRdalee’ in support of WDMH.

Due to COVID-19, there are no raffle tickets this year. Donors can support WDMH by donating directly to the Foundation’s Family Care Fund via CanadaHelps. Doing so is easy and you will receive a tax receipt right away.

“This race is a highlight of the summer and we’re so happy to be part of it,” says Foundation Managing Director Kristen Casselman. “We hope everyone will make a donation and cheer on Dale and ORRdalee.”

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Catch the virtual action live Aug. 8th, 2020, on Nation Valley News. In the meantime, here’s some footage (below) of the same fundraiser race during the 2018 Winchester Dairyfest festivities (with jockey Terry Wagner winning aboard Princess Naomi). Dairyfest isn’t happening this year, but the Winchester Legion’s Great Canadian Cow Race is going ahead as a broadcast.
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