Come out to the rodeo

It’s that time again — rodeo time! Have you got your tickets yet?

It’s that time again — rodeo time! Have you got your tickets yet?

The 86th annual Williams Lake Stampede is just a few days away.

Though the summertime offers the usual time off for some much-needed holidays, don’t head out of town when the Stampede comes rollin’ into the city.

It takes place June 29 to July 2 and will include daily professional rodeo events, plus the ranch challenge, Cariboo Cowgirls Drill Team, Mountain Horse Race and Pony Express.

And, to keep you a well-fed cowboy or cowgirl, be sure to get an early start to each day and enjoy one of the many pancake breakfasts throughout the city.

Also, congratulations to the 2012 Stampede Queen Alexis Forseille and Princess Terris Billyboy, who were crowned on Saturday night.

And be sure to be around for the annual Stampede Parade on Saturday, June 30 starting at 10 a.m.

This weekend’s events will also include the annual street party, Canada Day celebrations, barn dance, live entertainment, BC Jobs Fest,  Stampede rugby, racing at Thunder Mountain and much more.

As in previous years, the Stampede and related events wouldn’t be possible without the many volunteers who work tirelessly to make it all happen.

Kudos to them for everything they have done to make sure this weekend’s events run smoothly.

For complete details on the rodeo events, pick up a copy of the Stampede program, available at the Tribune and around town.