Rodeo

Karena Sokolan, 19, was crowned the 2021 Williams Lake Stampede Queen Saturday, June 26, 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Karena Sokolan crowned 2021 Williams Lake Stampede Queen

Kennady Dyck and Bayley Cail were both crowned as princesses

 

Wyatt McCullough competes in steer wrestling event during the only full rodeo held at Alex Fraser Park in 2020. High School Students will be back at the park, competing at the rodeo senior finals from June 11 - 13. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel will host High School Rodeo senior finals in June

Public Health gave organizers the all clear to host the competition June 11 - 13

 

This will be the second year the Bella Coola Valley Rodeo won’t take place due to the pandemic. (Michael Wigle file photo)

Bella Coola Valley Rodeo cancelled for 2021

Club organizers say next year’s rodeo will be bigger and better than ever

This will be the second year the Bella Coola Valley Rodeo won’t take place due to the pandemic. (Michael Wigle file photo)
Kira Stowell rode her way to first place in the senior pole bending event at the combined High School Rodeo in Quesnel in the only event of 2020. All regional high school events have been cancelled, although there are still hopes for provincials. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

High school rodeo events cancelled

Rodeos were planned for Williams Lake and Quesnel in early May

Kira Stowell rode her way to first place in the senior pole bending event at the combined High School Rodeo in Quesnel in the only event of 2020. All regional high school events have been cancelled, although there are still hopes for provincials. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Karena Sokolan (from left), Kennady Dyck and Bayley Cail are this year’s Williams Lake Stampede Royalty contestants. (Craig R Smith Photography photos)
Karena Sokolan (from left), Kennady Dyck and Bayley Cail are this year’s Williams Lake Stampede Royalty contestants. (Craig R Smith Photography photos)
Tyson Roberts of Quesnel holds on for dear life during the saddle bronc event at the B.C. High School Rodeo in 2020. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

High School Rodeo events planned for Cariboo cities

Both Williams Lake and Quesnel are set to host rodeos for students this spring

Tyson Roberts of Quesnel holds on for dear life during the saddle bronc event at the B.C. High School Rodeo in 2020. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Wyatt McCullough didn’t make it look easy, but he managed to succeed in the steer wrestling event at the High School Rodeo, held during in 2020 at Alex Fraser Park. This was the first rodeo event held in Quesnel in 2020 after everything else was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Saddle up: Quesnel Rodeo Club planning three 2021 events

Club president Ray Jasper said the rodeos could include rough stock events

Wyatt McCullough didn’t make it look easy, but he managed to succeed in the steer wrestling event at the High School Rodeo, held during in 2020 at Alex Fraser Park. This was the first rodeo event held in Quesnel in 2020 after everything else was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The outdoor arena at Alex Fraser Park will be named in Gus Cameron’s memory. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Arena at Alex Fraser Park to be named in honour of ‘the face of rodeo in Quesnel’

The grandstands will be known as the Gus Cameron arena, says Quesnel Rodeo Club president Ray Jasper

The outdoor arena at Alex Fraser Park will be named in Gus Cameron’s memory. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Riata Seelhof of Horsefly speeds around the pattern during the senior girls poles event Sunday at the Williams Lake Little Britches Rodeo. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Riata Seelhof of Horsefly speeds around the pattern during the senior girls poles event Sunday at the Williams Lake Little Britches Rodeo. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Rodeo clinic, ranch visit entertains First Nations youth and elders in B.C.’s Interior

Rodeo clinic, ranch visit entertains First Nations youth and elders in B.C.’s Interior

A fun time had for Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation at C+ Rodeos

Rodeo clinic, ranch visit entertains First Nations youth and elders in B.C.’s Interior
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A rider competes Williams Lake Stampede’s Mountain Race. The Williams Lake Stampede is an annual event, and is Canada’s second-largest rodeo. (Angie Mindus/Black Press Media file photo)

Williams Lake: This rodeo is one of Canada’s largest

The Williams Lake Stampede showcases the Cariboo-Chilcotin’s western heritage

A rider competes Williams Lake Stampede’s Mountain Race. The Williams Lake Stampede is an annual event, and is Canada’s second-largest rodeo. (Angie Mindus/Black Press Media file photo)
The Williams Lake Stampede Association is suspending all facility rentals and keeping the Stampede Campground closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Williams Lake Stampede Association is suspending all facility rentals and keeping the Stampede Campground closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Organizers have made the difficult decision to cancel what was scheduled to be this year’s 30th Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak

President Kelly Walls said it is with heavy hearts that the WLIRA has made the decision

Organizers have made the difficult decision to cancel what was scheduled to be this year’s 30th Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo. (Photo submitted)
The association of Professional Bull Riders made helmets mandatory in 2013, but only for riders born after 1994. Helmets can decrease a head injury’s severity, but can’t necessarily prevent a concussion from occurring. This rider, pictured at the 2018 Cloverdale Rodeo, wears a cowboy hat. (Samantha Anderson)

Educational videos for rodeo athletes address concussions, mental health

Ty Pozzobon Foundation, Canadian Pro Sports Medicine Team produce series

The association of Professional Bull Riders made helmets mandatory in 2013, but only for riders born after 1994. Helmets can decrease a head injury’s severity, but can’t necessarily prevent a concussion from occurring. This rider, pictured at the 2018 Cloverdale Rodeo, wears a cowboy hat. (Samantha Anderson)