Rodeo

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

 

Chelsea Brears and Gus round the third barrel in open barrel racing Sunday, Sept. 27 at the Gold City Showdown Open Timed Event Rodeo at Alex Fraser Park. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

PHOTOS: Fast times for Quesnel athletes at Gold City Showdown

Riley Bondaroff earned two qualifying spots to the breakaway roping Canadian Finals

 

Kira Stowell rode her way to first place in the senior pole bending event at the combined High School Rodeo Sept. 5-7 in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Home grounds advantage leads to rodeo success for Quesnel athletes

Quesnel athletes took home some top spots at the combined B.C. High School Rodeo at Alex Fraser Park

 

Ray Jasper helped organize the upcoming Gold City Showdown timed event rodeo. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer - File Photo)

Timed event rodeo set for Quesnel’s Alex Fraser Park

No spectators will be allowed at the Gold City Showdown, and ropers will qualifying for nationals

Ray Jasper helped organize the upcoming Gold City Showdown timed event rodeo. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer - File Photo)
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
The 2020 Quesnel Rodeo Mid Season Classic has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)

Quesnel Rodeo bucked by COVID-19

The annual event, set for July 17-19, has been cancelled due to concerns around the global pandemic

The 2020 Quesnel Rodeo Mid Season Classic has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)
Organizers have made the difficult decision to cancel what was scheduled to be this year’s 30th Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo. (Photo submitted)

First BCRA-sanctioned rodeo cancelled due to COVID-19

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 Quesnel Rodeo Club will be presenting the fifth annual Matt O’Flynn Rough Stock School, sponsored by the BCRA, April 3-5 at Alex Fraser Park. (Observer File Photo)

UPDATE: Quesnel roughstock school postponed due to COVID-19 concerns

New dates for the Matt O’Flynn Roughstock School presented by the Quesnel Rodeo Club not yet known

The Quesnel Rodeo Club will be presenting the fifth annual Matt O’Flynn Rough Stock School, sponsored by the BCRA, April 3-5 at Alex Fraser Park. (Observer File Photo)
The 55th Quesnel Rodeo and the first-ever Quesnel Rodeo Mid Season Classic is scheduled for July 17-19 at Alex Fraser Park. (Observer file photo)

Quesnel Rodeo Club announces changes, new name for 2020 event

The Quesnel Rodeo will now be know as the Mid Season Classic

The 55th Quesnel Rodeo and the first-ever Quesnel Rodeo Mid Season Classic is scheduled for July 17-19 at Alex Fraser Park. (Observer file photo)
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)