Rodeo

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

 

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

 

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…

 

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)
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

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