Empty Saddles: William Allen “Bill” Smith

Proudly from Cabri, Sask., Bill had many friends in the Western music and cowboy poetry world and shared the stage many times with some of the greats. Bill was fun to visit and an aficionado of horses, poetry and motorcycles, and to honour his last wishes, his ashes will be carried back home to Cabri …

And They’re Off!

The thrilling sport of Thoroughbred and Standardbred horse racing has returned close to Alberta’s capital city in Nisku, and starting in April, racing fans can once again enjoy a full race card. Situated by Edmonton International Airport, the Century Mile Racetrack is the only one-mile Thoroughbred track in Western Canada. Up to 800 Thoroughbred racehorses …

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 …