Rodeo

The Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo will be missed. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)

End to 30-year era: No more Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo; organizers cite lack of volunteers

Association draws the curtain on springtime rodeo

  • Jan 25, 2023

 

Hans Best, 18, of Smithers dresses up as Cody Call from C+ Rodeos in Williams Lake for Halloween. (Lissa Bradley photo)

Smithers teen goes as 150 Mile House C+ Rodeos bull fighter for Halloween

Bull fighter Cody Call, 24, made a lasting impression on Hans Best, 18, last August

 

Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) said a video released Wednesday, Oct. 5 shows “stressed and frightened animals being roughly handled” at rodeos in Langley and Chilliwack. The video drew criticism from organizers of the events, who said the footage showed eagerness, not fear, on the part of the animals. (VHS video)

VIDEO: Vancouver Humane Society releases anti-rodeo video

Says animals at Langley and Chilliwack events were “roughly handled,” rodeo organizers disagree

 

Rino Poffenroth competes in the JR Boys steer riding at the Riske Creek Little Britches Rodeo. Rino won All Around Jr Boy Cowboy for the weekend. (Photo submitted)

STANDINGS: B.C. Little Britches athletes rack up points on summer rodeo circuit

See top ten results midway through season in all categories

  • Aug 2, 2022
Rino Poffenroth competes in the JR Boys steer riding at the Riske Creek Little Britches Rodeo. Rino won All Around Jr Boy Cowboy for the weekend. (Photo submitted)
Wyatt McCullough competes in steer wrestling event during the only full rodeo held at Alex Fraser Park in 2020. High School Students will be back at the park, competing at the rodeo senior finals from June 11 - 13. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel will host High School Rodeo senior finals in June

Public Health gave organizers the all clear to host the competition June 11 - 13

Wyatt McCullough competes in steer wrestling event during the only full rodeo held at Alex Fraser Park in 2020. High School Students will be back at the park, competing at the rodeo senior finals from June 11 - 13. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
This will be the second year the Bella Coola Valley Rodeo won’t take place due to the pandemic. (Michael Wigle file photo)

Bella Coola Valley Rodeo cancelled for 2021

Club organizers say next year’s rodeo will be bigger and better than ever

This will be the second year the Bella Coola Valley Rodeo won’t take place due to the pandemic. (Michael Wigle file photo)
Kira Stowell rode her way to first place in the senior pole bending event at the combined High School Rodeo in Quesnel in the only event of 2020. All regional high school events have been cancelled, although there are still hopes for provincials. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

High school rodeo events cancelled

Rodeos were planned for Williams Lake and Quesnel in early May

Kira Stowell rode her way to first place in the senior pole bending event at the combined High School Rodeo in Quesnel in the only event of 2020. All regional high school events have been cancelled, although there are still hopes for provincials. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Wyatt McCullough didn’t make it look easy, but he managed to succeed in the steer wrestling event at the High School Rodeo, held during in 2020 at Alex Fraser Park. This was the first rodeo event held in Quesnel in 2020 after everything else was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Saddle up: Quesnel Rodeo Club planning three 2021 events

Club president Ray Jasper said the rodeos could include rough stock events

Wyatt McCullough didn’t make it look easy, but he managed to succeed in the steer wrestling event at the High School Rodeo, held during in 2020 at Alex Fraser Park. This was the first rodeo event held in Quesnel in 2020 after everything else was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Organizers have made the difficult decision to cancel what was scheduled to be this year’s 30th Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo. (Photo submitted)

First BCRA-sanctioned rodeo cancelled due to COVID-19

President Kelly Walls said it is with heavy hearts that the WLIRA has made the decision

Organizers have made the difficult decision to cancel what was scheduled to be this year’s 30th Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo. (Photo submitted)