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Helping out behind the chutes a longtime pastime for Cowboy

Cowboy Jules was enjoying being behind the chutes for another year of rodeo action at the 96th annual Williams Lake Stampede.
Cowboy Jules helps out behind the chutes at the Williams Lake Stampede, and this year was no different.

Cowboy Jules is the man for the job. Jules has been helping out behind the chutes of the Williams Lake Stampede for many years and he said the rush of the crowd and the thrill of the action help keep him young.

Originally from Cache Creek, B.C. and now based in Williams Lake, Jules used to ride bulls himself, but now his role is behind the scenes helping to pull the rigging from the stock once they've finished their run.

He just turned 70 years old, but he said helping out in the background helps keep him involved and prevents him from just "walking around like an old man."

"It feels awesome for me," he said.

Ruth Lloyd

About the Author: Ruth Lloyd

I moved back to my hometown of Williams Lake after living away and joined the amazing team at the Williams Lake Tribune in 2021.
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