Jody Howett is with the City of Fort St. John. She says this is the first time the event has been held, and half of the funds will be going for a good cause.

“This is the first year that we’re hosting it, all of our visitors centres are joining together, putting on this fun event,” she says. “Half of the proceeds will be going towards the Salvation Army, and half go to the winner.” 

Howett adds that the idea was created in Chetwynd, and when approached to take part, Fort St. John was happy to do so.

“We answered the call to Chetwynd, they gave us a shout and they want to put on a poker run every year,” she explains. “We wanted to take the opportunity to partner with them, we think it’s a fantastic idea.”

Along with Chetwynd, and Fort St. John, riders from Dawson Creek, Taylor, Hudson’s Hope and Tumbler Ridge will all be taking part. The rider who has the best poker hand, by acquiring cards at the communities will be the winner.