Rodeo

Kagen Russell of Riske Creek competes in bull riding at the BC High School Rodeo finals in Quesnel, B.C. (Shelly Loring photo)
Kagen Russell of Riske Creek performs at the BC High School Rodeo finals in Quesnel, B.C. (Shelly Loring photo)

Loring brothers, Kagen Russell competing at Canadian High School Rodeo finals Aug. 4 to 6

The finals will be held in Swift Current, Sask.

  • Aug 3, 2022

 

Rino Poffenroth competes in the JR Boys steer riding at the Riske Creek Little Britches Rodeo. Rino won All Around Jr Boy Cowboy for the weekend. (Photo submitted)

STANDINGS: B.C. Little Britches athletes rack up points on summer rodeo circuit

See top ten results midway through season in all categories

  • Aug 2, 2022

 

Doug Johnson wets down the rodeo grounds before the events get underway. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

PHOTO GALLERY: Esk’et Rodeo Action

Just before noon on a hot dusty July Saturday, cattle calls and…

 

Devon Robbins (Alkali Lake) makes an 8-second bull ride on Sunday, July 24, during the second performance of the Esk’et A.C.E. Rodeo (BCRA).; held under sunny skies.

Bull rider Robbins nabs first place at Esk’et A.C.E. Rodeo

It was a great performance

  • Aug 1, 2022
Devon Robbins (Alkali Lake) makes an 8-second bull ride on Sunday, July 24, during the second performance of the Esk’et A.C.E. Rodeo (BCRA).; held under sunny skies.
Annie Gordon of Big Lake Ranch. (Liz Twan photo)

PHOTO GALLERY: Little Britches Rodeo ropes in fun at Williams Lake Stampede Grounds

Young competitors from across the region shared tested their skills

  • Aug 1, 2022
Annie Gordon of Big Lake Ranch. (Liz Twan photo)
Renee Seelhof, of Williams Lake, competed in the Junior Girls Poles event at the Little Britches Rodeo in Clinton back in 2020. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press)

Williams Lake Little Britches Rodeo at Stampede Grounds this weekend

Events to start at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday with young competitors from across the province

Renee Seelhof, of Williams Lake, competed in the Junior Girls Poles event at the Little Britches Rodeo in Clinton back in 2020. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press)
Teaghan Bertamini, centre, gets a hand from her dad Todd with wrapping before her ride in the Williams Lake Stampede. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Stampede)

Lone female steer rider in the 94th Williams Lake Stampede loves the adrenaline

Riding rough stock is for anyone, including girls, according to Teaghan Bertamini

Teaghan Bertamini, centre, gets a hand from her dad Todd with wrapping before her ride in the Williams Lake Stampede. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Stampede)
Nicole Roberts, LeeAnn Crosina and Al Wilson attended the Williams Lake Stampede volunteer appreciation dinner. The trio are involved with the Wild West Riders Drill Team and selling 50/50 tickets during the rodeo. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

‘This is what it takes to put on an event like this’: Williams Lake Stampede thanks volunteers

The Williams Lake Stampede Association hosted an appreciation dinner

Nicole Roberts, LeeAnn Crosina and Al Wilson attended the Williams Lake Stampede volunteer appreciation dinner. The trio are involved with the Wild West Riders Drill Team and selling 50/50 tickets during the rodeo. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Lisa Parfiniuk of Krestova, riding Flower wins the Wild Cowgirls Race Sunday, July 3 at the Williams Lake Stampede, with Kayle Hartman from 100 Mile House on Turbo, second, Rochelle Pederson, from Abbotsford on My Tinder, third, Kaitlyn McClure from Riske Creek on Kacey, fourth, Shennea Setah from Hanceville ffith and Rochelle Signorello on Sambuca sixth (not pictured). (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Wild Cowgirls Race thrills fans at 94th annual Williams Lake Stampede

“It was one of our fastest, closest grouped finals,” said organizer Monica Sellars.

Lisa Parfiniuk of Krestova, riding Flower wins the Wild Cowgirls Race Sunday, July 3 at the Williams Lake Stampede, with Kayle Hartman from 100 Mile House on Turbo, second, Rochelle Pederson, from Abbotsford on My Tinder, third, Kaitlyn McClure from Riske Creek on Kacey, fourth, Shennea Setah from Hanceville ffith and Rochelle Signorello on Sambuca sixth (not pictured). (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Dustin Duffy is a second generation rodeo stock contractor, and his sons are now working with him as well. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Taking stock – winding down from the 94th Williams Lake Stampede

An interview with stock contractor Dustin Duffy of Duffy Rodeo

Dustin Duffy is a second generation rodeo stock contractor, and his sons are now working with him as well. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Denise Swampy of Williams Lake competes in the Ladies Break-Away Roping Saturday, July 2 at the Williams Lake Stampede. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Denise Swampy of Williams Lake competes in the Ladies Break-Away Roping Saturday, July 2 at the Williams Lake Stampede. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Steve Quilt races down the hill into the Stampede Grounds Friday (July 1). (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Steve Quilt races down the hill into the Stampede Grounds Friday (July 1). (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Cyclists were at the front of the group as Tl’etinqox and Yunesit’in riders came into town on June 29, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Tl’etinqox and Yunesit’in bike and horse ride rolls into Williams Lake

Riders entered town with smiles on, despite some wet weather en route

Cyclists were at the front of the group as Tl’etinqox and Yunesit’in riders came into town on June 29, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Wild Cowgirl Race will be part of the 94th Annual Williams Lake Stampede. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)

Wild Cowgirl Race barrel down the track at 94th Williams Lake Stampede

There will be three heats, over the three rodeos and finals on Sunday

The Wild Cowgirl Race will be part of the 94th Annual Williams Lake Stampede. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)
Virgil Poffenroth (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Family, rodeo and work keeps Virgil Poffenroth’s life full

The tie-down roper grew up with a rodeo family from Riske Creek

  • Jun 30, 2022
Virgil Poffenroth (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Roy and Earl Call of C+ Rodeos provide stock for the rodeo. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Animal athlete, cowboy pairings promise great show at 94th Williams Lake Stampede

C+ Rodeos stock contractor Roy Call gives some insight into the upcoming rodeos

Roy and Earl Call of C+ Rodeos provide stock for the rodeo. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo Association organizers have announced a summertime, outdoor event at the Stampede Grounds.
The Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo Association organizers have announced a summertime, outdoor event at the Stampede Grounds.
Tolson Waters, on left, and Brianna Irawan are Williams Lake Stampede Association summer employees and were helping to do the dirty work of shovelling the edges of the arena down to grade. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Volunteers gear up to open the gates on Williams Lake Stampede 2022

A work bee was underway on June 25 to prepare the grounds for return of rodeo action

Tolson Waters, on left, and Brianna Irawan are Williams Lake Stampede Association summer employees and were helping to do the dirty work of shovelling the edges of the arena down to grade. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Tyson Roberts of Quesnel holds on during the saddle bronc event at the B.C. High School Rodeo in Spring 2020. (Cassidy Dankochik photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Support pours in for seriously injured rising Quesnel rodeo star

Tyson Roberts, 16, remains in Vancouver General Hospital

Tyson Roberts of Quesnel holds on during the saddle bronc event at the B.C. High School Rodeo in Spring 2020. (Cassidy Dankochik photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Ultimate Arty, also known as Willie Dye, will be premiering a new video at the June 7 Williams Lake city council meeting at 6 p.m. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Short promotional video for Williams Lake Stampede will premiere at council meeting June 7

Ultimate Arty will present to mayor and council a new video highlighting the weekend’s many events

Ultimate Arty, also known as Willie Dye, will be premiering a new video at the June 7 Williams Lake city council meeting at 6 p.m. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)