A Duce Trumps Europe

In April, Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame inductee Jerri Duce was invited to Europe to put on some trick riding clinics, plus judge the German Championships near Berlin, Germany. Duce, who has a successful trick riding school in Alberta, plus an active movie stuntwoman career, was accompanied by trick rider Katie Connolley who helped …

Skid Row CEO

Many years ago, Joe Roberts was an 18-year-old heroin addict living under a bridge in Vancouver. Raised in a small town, a series of tragic events and a number of wrong choices brought him to that spot. Finally one day, he walked into the Salvation Army and asked for help. He seized the opportunity to …

Thanks for the Memories!

When Vern MacDonald of C5 Rodeo bought Big Country Rodeo’s CPRA stock contractor card, he also bought a number of their proven stock — including War Cry and Rock ‘n Roll. Vern promised to bring these two favourites back to the Weatherly’s ranch near Botha, Alta., when it was time for them to retire. On May …

New Wheels

At World Professional Chuckwagon meets and fundraisers you’ll recognize a couple of familiar faces on the side of the GMC Sierra 3500 dually—namely Ron MacLean and Billy Melville. The photo was taken in the Eye in the Sky at the Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby where each year for 10 days, Billy and Tom Glass are the …

Stocking the Herd: Aria Cecilia Kissel

Congratulations to Brett and Cecilia Kissel on the birth of their second daughter, Aria Cecilia Kissel. Born May 2 and weighing a healthy 8 lbs., 4 oz., Aria is a little sister to Mila. The pride of Flat Lake, Alta., Brett Kissel has been a professional singer since the age of 12. The JUNO Award-winning …