Well Deserved…

Canadian music legends Ian Tyson and Sylvia Tyson, who performed hits like “Four Strong Winds” as Ian & Sylvia before splitting up to forge solo careers, received individual inductions into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, on September 5, at Calgary’s National Music Centre. The former couple met and formed a duo in 1959 and …

Empty Saddles: Nicholas “Nick” Fred Demchenko

      Retired rancher, former brand inspector, husband, father and grandfather, Nick was an accomplished saddlemaker, leather carver, braider, rawhide braider, silversmith and horsehair hitcher. He served as Round-Up Boss for The Cypress Hills Stockman’s Association for over a decade and also worked on the Calgary Stampede stock crew for a number of years. …

Kamloops Cowboy Festival

The Joe Marten Memorial Award for the Preservation of Cowboy Heritage in B.C. is presented annually to a local (past or present) involved in the promotion and/or preservation of Western heritage in B.C. Congratulations to the 2018 recipients — leather craftsman, Mark Denny, and roots poet, Mag Mawhinney. Mark Denny is the owner and craftsman …

CFR#46 – The Champions!

The 2019 CFR was truly an international event. Counting the Novice, there were four countries produced Canadian Champions! In Bareback, it was a triple win for Manitoba native, Orin Larsen as he was declared the Go-Round Winner, the Aggregate Winner and the 2019 Canadian Bareback Champion. Steer Wrestling shared the love as the Go–Round Winner …