Rodeo

Hans Best, 18, of Smithers dresses up as Cody Call from C+ Rodeos in Williams Lake for Halloween. (Lissa Bradley photo)

Smithers teen goes as 150 Mile House C+ Rodeos bull fighter for Halloween

Bull fighter Cody Call, 24, made a lasting impression on Hans Best, 18, last August

 

Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) said a video released Wednesday, Oct. 5 shows “stressed and frightened animals being roughly handled” at rodeos in Langley and Chilliwack. The video drew criticism from organizers of the events, who said the footage showed eagerness, not fear, on the part of the animals. (VHS video)

VIDEO: Vancouver Humane Society releases anti-rodeo video

Says animals at Langley and Chilliwack events were “roughly handled,” rodeo organizers disagree

 

Steve Hohmann of Quesnel was amongst the competitors in this year’s Quesnel Rodeo. (Tracey Roberts photo — Quesnel Observer)

55th annual Quesnel Rodeo a sellout

Quesnel Rodeo Club is happy with the results

 

A team roping fundraiser for Tyson Roberts was held at Alex Fraser Park on Saturday, July 23. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Team roping for injured Quesnel cowboy

Tyson Roberts is receiving rehabilitation at GF Strong

A team roping fundraiser for Tyson Roberts was held at Alex Fraser Park on Saturday, July 23. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
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)
A student at Matt O’Flynn’s rough stock school looks to show off their form on Sunday, April 24 at Alex Fraser Park. The park will be bustling in a couple weeks time, when it hosts the first rodeo of the year, featuring high school students from around the province from May 6-8. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Students get back in the saddle at Quesnel roughstock school

The Matt O’Flynn Roughstock School was presented by the Quesnel Rodeo Club April 22-24

A student at Matt O’Flynn’s rough stock school looks to show off their form on Sunday, April 24 at Alex Fraser Park. The park will be bustling in a couple weeks time, when it hosts the first rodeo of the year, featuring high school students from around the province from May 6-8. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Ag Event Centre at Alex Fraser Park first opened in the summer of 2020. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel’s Alex Fraser Park set for busy summer

The park’s calendar is packed with events

The Ag Event Centre at Alex Fraser Park first opened in the summer of 2020. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Julia Bowden carries the National High School Rodeo Association flag into the Gus Cameron Arena at the Provincial Senior High School Rodeo Finals in 2021. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

High School Rodeo provincial finals returning to Quesnel for third consecutive year

Regional events coming to Chetwynd, Williams Lake, Quesnel, Moore Ranch (Pouce Coupe) and Merritt

Julia Bowden carries the National High School Rodeo Association flag into the Gus Cameron Arena at the Provincial Senior High School Rodeo Finals in 2021. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Ransome Doherty handed out treats to fans in the Gus Cameron Rodeo Arena on Saturday, August 14, 2021. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Ransome Doherty handed out treats to fans in the Gus Cameron Rodeo Arena on Saturday, August 14, 2021. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Kenzie Lloyd competes in the breakaway roping. She was named the top junior cowgirl during the Quesnel high school rodeo event on Aug. 25/26. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

PHOTOS: High School Rodeo schedule kicks off with Quesnel event

Kenzie Lloyd walked away with custom made spurs for best Junior all-around cowgirl

Kenzie Lloyd competes in the breakaway roping. She was named the top junior cowgirl during the Quesnel high school rodeo event on Aug. 25/26. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Ransome Doherty handed out treats to fans in the Gus Cameron Rodeo Arena on Saturday, August 14. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Sponsors make Quesnel Rodeo summer series possible

Residents, businesses and First Nations show their support

Ransome Doherty handed out treats to fans in the Gus Cameron Rodeo Arena on Saturday, August 14. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Two year old Hunter Madder takes part in the peewee lead line event with the help of Williams Lake Stampede Princess Kennady Dyck during the BC Barrel Racing Association Finals during the weekend in Quesnel. (Leo Prince photo)

Barrel racing’s best converge at Quesnel’s Alex Fraser Park for BCBRA finals

Quesnel’s Alex Fraser Park was bustling with activity during the weekend when…

Two year old Hunter Madder takes part in the peewee lead line event with the help of Williams Lake Stampede Princess Kennady Dyck during the BC Barrel Racing Association Finals during the weekend in Quesnel. (Leo Prince photo)
Elijah Gordon was the only bull rider to last the full eight seconds during the first day of the Quesnel Rodeo Club’s event on July 17, 2021. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Elijah Gordon was the only bull rider to last the full eight seconds during the first day of the Quesnel Rodeo Club’s event on July 17, 2021. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Elijah Gordon was the only bull rider to last the full eight seconds during the first day of the Quesnel Rodeo Club’s event. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

PHOTO GALLERY: Fans return for rodeo in Quesnel

Around 400 fans packed the newly christened Gus Cameron Rodeo Arena for two days of action

Elijah Gordon was the only bull rider to last the full eight seconds during the first day of the Quesnel Rodeo Club’s event. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Don Cameron leads his father’s horse, Target, through the newly named Gus Cameron Rodeo Arena. Gus was involved with rodeo in Quesnel since the first event in Bouchie Lake. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

A cowboy’s last ride: Gus Cameron honoured before start of Quesnel Rodeo

Cameron’s horse, Target, opened the first rodeo at the newly named Gus Cameron Rodeo Arena

Don Cameron leads his father’s horse, Target, through the newly named Gus Cameron Rodeo Arena. Gus was involved with rodeo in Quesnel since the first event in Bouchie Lake. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Kira Stowell rode her way to first place in the senior pole bending event at the combined High School Rodeo in Quesnel in 2020. She’ll be competing in the Junior Barrel races during the Quesnel Rodeo Club’s events this weekend. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Wildfires can’t snuff out return of Rodeo to Quesnel

Rodeo Club President Ray Jasper says the two jackpot events are good to go this weekend

Kira Stowell rode her way to first place in the senior pole bending event at the combined High School Rodeo in Quesnel in 2020. She’ll be competing in the Junior Barrel races during the Quesnel Rodeo Club’s events this weekend. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Lane Cork from Quesnel was one of two bullriders who managed to cling on for over eight seconds at a previous rodeo. (Karen Powell photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Open up the gates: Quesnel Rodeo Club welcomes spectators for jackpot events

The club will be hosting rodeo events on July 17/18 and August 14/15

Lane Cork from Quesnel was one of two bullriders who managed to cling on for over eight seconds at a previous rodeo. (Karen Powell photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Julia Bowden carries the National High School Rodeo Association flag into the Gus Cameron Arena to start Saturday’s events at the Provincial Senior High School Rodeo Finals. Bowden was the only competitor to represent Quesnel at the event, which included top competitors in events from across the province. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

PHOTOS: Quesnel hosts high school rodeo

Julia Bowden was the only local who competed at the provincial senior finals

Julia Bowden carries the National High School Rodeo Association flag into the Gus Cameron Arena to start Saturday’s events at the Provincial Senior High School Rodeo Finals. Bowden was the only competitor to represent Quesnel at the event, which included top competitors in events from across the province. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
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)

Quesnel to host spectator-less high school rodeo event

The provincial senior finals will qualify competitors for nationals in Iowa

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 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

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)