Stampede visitors wait for an intense thunderstorm to pass from the cover of the grandstand during the GMC Rangeland Derby on Monday evening at the Calgary Stampede July 10, 2017. The storm forced a delay of the event. GAVIN YOUNG/POSTMEDIA
Downpour halts Rangeland Derby action
FIRST POSTED: MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017 09:40 PM MDT
A torrential downpour halted the Calgary Stampede's Rangeland Derby on Monday night.
Despite a darkening sky, the chuckwagon races began on time but were forced to take a break following Heat 6 due to heavy rain and lightning.
After a brief discussion, officials made the decision to cancel the remaining heats Monday night.
While many attendees of the Rangeland Derby fled the stands during the downpour, some were brave enough to wait it out. Free coffee and pop was being given at the concession stands while people took cover.
More to come...