Courage Canada Trail Ride

For 16 years, hundreds of people and their horses have gathered together the last Saturday in May to raise funds for brain injury survivors and their families. This year the date is May 25, and the Courage Canada Trail Ride is once again held at the home of Curtis Anderson, arguably bull riding’s most well-known …

Grammy Nomination

First Nations artist Roy Henry Vickers of Hazelton, B.C., was nominated for a Grammy Award. Vickers, along with Doran Tyson and Lisa Glines was nominated for the presentation box he developed for the Grateful Dead presentation boxed set. Tyson and Glines work for Rhino Records, and they worked with Roy on the set. The trio …

Sons of the Pioneers in Western Canada!

Coming to the Canadian West! Sons of the Pioneers 85th Anniversary Tour By Tim Lasiuta For 85 years, the Sons of the Pioneers, or the ‘Sons’, have been part of Hollywood’s Golden Age of Western Musicals and country/western music. “Dusty Rogers joined the Pioneers in early 2018,” said trail boss Tommy Nallie.  “We had worked with …

Canadian Cutter Wins Big

Congratulations to Wembley, Alta., cutting horse competitor, Amanda Smith, who won the $25,000 Novice Non-Pro World Finals at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Finals in Fort Worth, Texas, on her gelding, Im Short And Smooth. The dynamic duo marked go-round scores of 218 and 219 and won $3,861 in show earnings (The World …

Stocking the Herd: Emrey Joyce Claris Thiessen

Congratulations to Arleta and Orin Thiessen on the birth of their first child, Emrey Joyce Claris Thiessen. She was born December 7 in Medi-cine Hat, Alta., and weighed in at 7 lbs. 15 oz. Orin is the manager of Beaver Valley Grazing at Admiral, Sask., and Arleta [Bowhay] was Miss Rodeo Canada 2012. Emrey is …