Rodeo action comes with social events

The 22nd Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo once again rides into the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex tonight.

The 22nd Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo once again rides into the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex tonight and runs through until Sunday, April 22.

For each day, the Coast Mountain Thunder Drill team and the Williams Lake Stampede Royalty will start the grand entry.

Local cowboys Doug White and grandson Brock Everett will sing classic country songs while cowboy poet Bruce Rolph will spin his tales.

This year the indoor rodeo will feature Dennis Halstead, Rodeo Clown and barrel man from Alberta.

And, for the sixth year, Brett Gardiner, 2011 Canadian Pro Rodeo Announcer of the Year, will host the rodeo.

At Sunday’s intermission at 1 p.m. Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees will make presentations, about a little of their history.

Rodeo events kick off tonight, April 20 at 6 p.m., followed by live band Third Degree in rink two. Saturday and Sunday the rodeo gets underway at 1 p.m.

Local and out-of-town vendors will be at the rodeo, selling all sorts of cowboy gear. Tickets for the indoor rodeo and barn dance, which goes Saturday, April 21 at 9 p.m. with music by Mosquito Creek, are available at the rodeo office on the upper level of Boitanio Mall.