It’s rodeo season once again, and that means it’s time to dust off those cowboy hats and polish up your boots.
Spring is here and with it comes the 22nd Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo, running at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex from April 20-22.
The weekend will be action packed with plenty of great local and out of town entertainment, fresh rodeo stock and several food and merchandise vendors.
Stop by the rodeo office in the upper level of Boitanio Mall to pick up your rodeo tickets, barn dance tickets, raffle tickets and check out the merchandise.
For the sixth year in a row, Brett Gardiner, 2011 Canadian Pro Rodeo (CRPA) Announcer of the Year will host the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo.
Each day will open with the Coast Mountain Thunder Drill team and the Williams Lake Stampede Royalty grand entry.
Local cowboys Doug White and grandson Brock Everett will sing classic country songs will cowboy poet Bruce Rolph will spin his tales.
This year the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo will feature Dennis Halstead, Rodeo Clown and barrel man from Alberta.
Halstead has many years of entertaining in front of rodeo fans, young and old and brings unique enthusiasm and high energy shows into the arena for each performance — from his many small animals to his crazy machines, he is guaranteed to make you laugh.
Without the cowboys, cowgirls, great stock and its handlers, there is no rodeo.
C+ Rodeos continues to start off the rodeo season in the Cariboo providing award-winning stock for the indoor rodeo.
Earl Call and Roy Call, co-owners of C+ Rodeos, have a strong rodeo background. Roy is the manager who oversees much of the day to day operations on the ranch and Earl Call is C+ Rodeos main pickup man and bull fighter.
The family-run operation not only provides stock for rodeos, they provide opportunities for local youth to try their hand at rough stock rodeo events in a controlled environment.