Taylor Flats 200 kicks off tomorrow morning at Peace Island Park

Photo by Peace Country River Rats

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The 4th Annual Taylor Flats 200 will see 24 jet boats racing along the Peace and Pine Rivers this weekend.

The Peace Country River Rats are hosting the race on Saturday and Sunday, with races starting at 9:00 a.m. The boats will be start by zooming up the Pine River from Peace Island Park to Happy Hour Corner and back. At 2:00 p.m., the boats will hit the 5.5 mile circuit on the Peace River near Taylor.

There will be five classes of boats entered in the race. The River Rats’ Trapper Wolsey says that anyone with a boat can watch the races from the banks of either river, while anyone that doesn’t have a watercraft of their own can catch all the action from the bleachers at Peace Island Park.

The River Rats are kicking off the event with a show’n’shine on this afternoon at the North Peace Leisure Pool parking lot from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.