Canadian Bull Riders Wow the World

Congratulations to our Canadian bull riders and coach in the second “horn” of the PBR Global Cup in Sydney, Australia, which finished up on June 10. The competition sees the best bull riders of five nations — Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and USA vying for the Global Cup. In the end, the eight-man Team Canada, …

College Champs

The Lakeland College Rustlers hosted the Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (CIRA) Finals at Vermilion’s Equine Centre in late March. The event attracted the top 110 rodeo athletes from Manitoba to British Columbia for competition in team roping, steer wrestling, goat tying, bareback riding, saddle bronc, bull riding, tie-down roping, breakaway roping, pole bending and barrel …

Empty Saddles: Dave Bowlby Robson

Successful businessman Dave Robson of Calgary, Alta., recipient of many honours including an Honorary Degree “Doctor of Laws” from the University of Calgary, was well-known for his substantial contributions to the western horse industry. He was inducted into the CCHA, NCHA and Canadian Supreme halls of fame and received a Distinguished Service Award from the …

Provincial Archives of Alberta at 50

For more than 50 years, people have turned to the Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA) for facts and research, including information about their family tree. Located in Edmonton, Alta., the PAA’s vaults hold millions of documented historical facts, photos, films and other records about Alberta’s past, including records from government, individual people and organizations — …

Empty Saddles: Bev Munro

Former CFCW 840 Radio morning man and country music legend Bev Munro passed away at the age of 89. Bev is the only Canadian DJ to be named Mr D.J. USA (1959). The songwriter earned a recording contract with Capitol Records, and he also wrote hits for a number of artists. He was a DJ …