Rodeo

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

 

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

 

Wild Horse Racing Teams do their best to wrangle broncs at the 2016 Quesnel Rodeo. (Karen Powell photo)

Quesnel Rodeo Club cancels May rodeo due to COVID-19 health orders

Non-spectator events are still planned for July and August by the club

 

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)
QRC president Ray Jasper is calling on the provincial government to fast-track approval of their rodeo plans. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)

LETTER: Provincial Officials should allow rodeo events

Ray Jasper, Quesnel Rodeo President says rodeo can be conducted safely

  • Apr 4, 2021
QRC president Ray Jasper is calling on the provincial government to fast-track approval of their rodeo plans. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)
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)
Jacob Bowden competes at the 2020 Provincial High School Rodeo in Quesnel. The Quesnel student was named to the provincial (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Jacob Bowden named to high school Cinch team

The Quesnel grade eight student was named to the team in 2020 as well

Jacob Bowden competes at the 2020 Provincial High School Rodeo in Quesnel. The Quesnel student was named to the provincial (Karen Powell 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)
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

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)
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

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)
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

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
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)