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QUESNEL RODEO – CELEBRATING FIFTY YEARS 1965 – 2015


Staying true to our rich western heritage and the “cowboy way”, every third weekend in July the Quesnel Rodeo Club hosts one of Western Canada’s top amateur rodeos.  Our 2015 rodeo, July 17th, 18th & 19th will be no different.  British Columbia’s top cowboys and cowgirls will be coming together for action packed rodeos where fans enjoy extreme competition, bull fighting entertainment and fan-favorite local events including our Wild Horse Race, our Wild Cow Milking and Tim Hortons Calf Scramble.

The Quesnel Rodeo Club’s ability to host these great community-rodeo events has only been possible with the great moral and financial support which has been generously given by our community and our great corporate sponsors.  Be sure to visit “Our Partner’s” page and check out our great community minded corporate sponsors.  To our rodeo fans and corporate sponsors we are truly grateful and say, thank you.

Cassie Horner, a professional trick rider, liberty entertainer and horsewoman will be travelling from Alberta to be our exciting half time show.  Cassie and her exceptional horses will trill and leave everyone wanting more.  Visit Cassie at www.crazycowgirlentertainment.com.

Sandman HotelsQuesnel’s Sandman Hotel is again offering rodeo fans great savings with their Quesnel Rodeo Preferred Rate for hotel rooms.  These preferred room prices are available for any, or all of the following dates: July 16th through to July 19th. When making your reservation ask for the Quesnel Rodeo Preferred Rate.  Contact the Sandman Hotel reservation desk at 1-800-726-3626, or 1-250-747-3511, or click on the Sandman logo to take you to their website.  The number of hotel rooms being offered at the Quesnel Rodeo Preferred Rate is limited.  To ensure that you can enjoy this great rate, book early!
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Save-On-Foods – Steak & Corn on the Cob Dinner
Saturday, July 18, 5:00 pm
Save On FoodsSave on Foods, a great community partner, in support of BC Children’s Hospital is pleased to offer rodeo fans a steak and corn on the cob dinner.  This dinner is a fundraiser for BC Children’s Hospital.  This great steak dinner will be served directly following Saturday’s rodeo performance. Look for the Save-On-Foods Steakhouse (tent) conveniently located on the grass field just outside the rodeo grandstands entrance gates. Have a great steak while supporting an even greater cause.

Plan now to have a great steak and support BC Children’s Hospital !!

Friday’s rodeo performance starts at 6:00 pm. If you are “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” feel free to join in with the Cowboys and Cowgirls as they wear pink in support of the brave women and men in our community who every day battle breast cancer and it’s terrible effects.

Saturday’s rodeo performance starts at 1:00 pm. Saturday is “Fill the Regency Chrysler Truck Box” with food for the Salvation Army Food Bank night. The rodeo performance is dedicated to serving and helping the less fortunate among us. All rodeo contestants and rodeo fans are requested to bring a non-perishable food donation to the rodeo and place the donation in the Regency Chrysler’s Dodge Truck box. During last year’s food drive, Regency Chrysler and rodeo fans came through last year and filled a truck box with food donations. Come on rodeo fans, let’s make last year’s food drive look a practice run.

Saturday Night's “Save on Foods” Steak Dinner, a fundraiser for BC Children’s Hospital. This great steak dinner will be served directly following Saturday’s rodeo performance.  Look for the Save-On-Foods Steakhouse (tent) conveniently located on the grass field just outside the rodeo grandstands entrance gates. Have a great steak while supporting an even greater cause.

Saturday night’s Rodeo Barn Dance starts at 9:00 pm. Entrance to the dance is by advance ticket purchase only. Tickets for this popular dance will be available for “in person” purchases starting at 9:00 am, July 2nd at Circle “S” Western Wear, 323 Reid Street, Quesnel, B.C. Telephone 250-992-2811. Any remaining tickets will be offered for sale during the rodeo at the Quesnel Rodeo Club Office, Alex Fraser Park. For prices and further information on the Rodeo Dance, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Sunday’s rodeo performance starts at 1:00 pm


 
 
RODEO ADMISSION and RODEO DANCE TICKET INFORMATION AVAILABLE HERE.
 
Steve Hohman & Babba Ganoosh
Steve Hohman & Babba Ganosh .

Mariah Mannering
Mariah Mannering .
Jenna Wills Memorial Barrel Race .

Matt O'Flynn & Diesel Dave - Click to enlarge
Matt O'Flynn & Diesel Dave .
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Slideshow by Xat
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* Rodeo entertainer and barrel man - Jason Charters.
* Rodeo Announcer- Jay Savage.
* Grand Entry - Wild West Riders.
* Half Time Specialty Performer - The Crazy Cowgirl, Cassie Horner.

   
MISSION STATEMENT
The Quesnel Rodeo Club is a volunteer organization which works to promote and preserve our western traditions, values and heritage and works to enrich the lives of all British Columbians by providing wholesome family entertainment.
 
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

I would like to extend a warm and western welcome to all rodeo contestants and rodeo fans to our 50th annual Quesnel Rodeo.

Rodeo and our western traditions have a long history in this community. Quesnel’s western traditions and lifestyle go back to the 1860’s and the Cariboo Gold Rush.  To feed hungry miners, cattle drovers drove herds of cattle from present day Washington and Idaho States into the Cariboo to feed hungry miners.  In response to this demand for beef, a number of these miners found success when they gave up searching for that elusive yellow metal in the ground and started some of the earliest cattle ranches in the Cariboo.  A number of these ranches are still in operation today. 

The same skills, determination, commitment, fortitude and willingness to, as they say “Cowboy –Up” that was required by the cowboys and cowgirls who first drove cattle into the Cariboo and started these early ranches, is reflected and valued by the cowboys and cowgirls who compete at the Quesnel Rodeo.

Fifty years ago a group of local cowboys and cowgirls sat around kitchen tables drinking coffee and planed a rodeo.  This group became known as the Quesnel Rodeo Club, with Harold Hartley as their first president.  Fifty years later, several of the founding members who sat around kitchen tables and planned the club’s first rodeo, are still working hard with the Quesnel Rodeo Club and our partners to plan our community’s fiftieth annual Quesnel Rodeo.  Although fifty years have passed and many of the founding members are no longer with us, their spirit, dedication and commitment to bringing family focused and exciting rodeo-community events to Quesnel continues to grow.

We would also like to thank our business community, and local governments for their support. Without our great community minded corporate sponsors and the support we receive from the City of Quesnel and the Cariboo Regional District, these great community - rodeo events would not be possible.

In addition to our summer rodeo, plan now to attend the 2015 British Columbia Rodeo Association’s Finals Championship Rodeo, September 11th, 12th & 13th.

We look forward to meeting you at the rodeo where we live our traditions and reflect our rich western heritage.

Respectfully yours,

Gus Cameron, President Quesnel Rodeo Club
 
RODEO ADMISSION FEES
The Quesnel Rodeo Club firmly believes that our rodeos are family and community events.  Believing this, we work hard to ensure that our rodeo admission prices are set at the lowest possible price and affordable for families. For prices and further information re. Rodeo Admission Fees, PLEASE CLICK HERE. .
 
BARN DANCE TICKETS
Tickets for this event are Advance Sale only. Tickets for this popular dance will be available for “in person & cash only”, purchases starting at 9:00AM, July 2nd at Circle “S” Western Wear, 323 Reid Street, Quesnel, B.C. Telephone 250-992-2811. Any remaining tickets will be offered for sale during the rodeo at the Quesnel Rodeo Club Office, Alex Fraser Park.

For prices and further information re. Rodeo Dance Tickets, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
 

* Please be advised that during our rodeo weekend,  while on Alex Fraser Park property, all dogs must be leashed and are not allowed to run at large. With the exception of personal assistance dogs (i.e. seeing-eye dogs, etc.), no dogs will be permitted within the Rodeo Arena Grand Stand area.


 
 
Quesnel Rodeo Club
Box 4091, Quesnel, B.C. V2J 6H6
e-mail quesnelrodeo@gmail.com


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