Great Canadian Columnist

To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, Barb and Dave Poulsen have been posting 150 Great Canadian Rodeo Moments on the Canadian Pro Rodeo website and their Facebook page. So far, our favourite is #13 Tim Ellis. Tim’s first CFCW Rodeo Report was broadcast in 1988. This year marks Tim’s 30th consecutive year producing rodeo reports for …

Empty Saddles: William “Wayne” Lucas

Wayne Lucas of Lucasia Ranch in the Porcupine Hills west of Claresholm, Alta., passed away May 10. He was well-known for his connection to both Appaloosa and Percheron horses. A respected rancher, horseman and an avid team roper, Wayne and his wife Judy opened their ranch to guests from around the world.

Well Played!

Alberta’s singing sensation, Brett Kissel, hit a whole new audience — by not singing. Wait; what? Brett, who sang the U.S. anthem for the Oilers home games throughout the NHL playoffs, stepped up to his mic Apr. 30 — only to discover it wasn’t working. Rather than delay the game, the 2017 International Artist of …

Open Range Cow Dog Competition

Jordan Richardson and a wealth of likeminded folks from around Rimbey, Alta., organized and staged their first cow dog competition in April. The event saw some of the best cow dog handlers converge on the little town. Stan Goetez supplied the cattle and Corey Perry was the judge. The timed event sees the dog move …

Beechy Remembers…

Part of the Beechy Western Days Rodeo 50th anniversary celebration will touch the hearts of rodeo fans and contestants. The committee has commissioned 50 champion buckles — 12 will be awarded to the event winners and for the first time, 38 of these collector’s buckles will be for sale. What’s special about these buckles is …