Cariboo Heritage Gathering

The Williams Lake Stampede played host to a full-day ranch rodeo, attracting 10 teams from the Cariboo-Chilcotin region and across the province. The cowboys competed in team doctoring, wild-cow milking, wild horse race, a top horse competition, team sorting and head and heel branding. Finishing in first place overall through the day’s events were Brock …

Where Legends Begin…

The advice for performers in vaudeville was always to “never follow kids or animal acts” because you will be upstaged. This is blatantly evident at any rodeo that has kid’s events, including the venerable Calgary Stampede — which now closes its multi-million-dollar rodeo not with bull riding, but with the kid’s Wild Pony Race. While …

Cowboy Poetry: A Veteran

He was getting old and paunchy, and his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past. Of a war that he once fought in, and the deeds that he had done, In his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, every one. And ‘tho sometimes to his neighbours, …

Cowboy Collaboration: Conversation with the Masters

Within the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA), collaborative projects stem from the opportunity to work with other artists who are at the top of their respective fields. The results are some incredible works of art that would not be possible without the efforts and relationships between these makers. “When you are up to your eyeballs …

October/November 2019

LEST WE FORGET, LETTERS HOME Letters home from cowboy-turned-WWI-soldier, Raymond Bell. You can read the whole article in the current issue of Canadian Cowboy Country magazine. To subscribe, click here or call Marie at 1-800-943-7336. Miss rodeo canada 2019 MRC Jaden Holle and 1959 MRC Phyllis Dahl share the spotlight in their half-century shoot! You can read the whole article …