Giving Back

The BCRA Kispiox Valley Rodeo (nine hours north west of Williams Lake, B.C.) is celebrating their 70th anniversary. It’s one of the oldest rodeos in B.C., and a sentimental favourite of at least one special man who chooses to remain anonymous. I received this from Joy Allen, one of the rodeo organizers: “At the 2016 …

No New Bovine TB Cases

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced in February that there haven’t been any new confirmed cases of bovine tuberculosis in the past month. However, there will likely be no release of the quarantine until possibly the fall. The CFIA slaughtered all the mature cattle (about 28,000 head) from the 18 ranches affected, and conducted …

Stocking the Herd

Introducing Ellie Marie Tanner. Ellie is the first grandchild of Rob and Marie Tanner, the head honchos of Canadian Cowboy Country. Ellie is seen here enjoying her first rodeo from her grandparents Six Pack seats at the 2016 Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton, Alta. Her parents, Brian and Caitlyn, purchased the headphones for her in …

Russell in Live Auction

The C.M. Russell Museum announced that Following the Buffalo Run, an original Charles M. Russell oil painting, circa 1894, was consigned to the live auction of The Russell: An Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the C.M. Russell Museum. The painting features the gendered work of Native American women, who were tasked with following behind the men …