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The British Columbia Rodeo Association and the  Quesnel Rodeo Club are proud to present:

The BCRA 2016 Polaris Championship Rodeo Finals - September 16, 17 &18 - Alex Fraser Park, Quesnel BC
  Top 10 Qualifiers in Each Major Event
  Top 10 Qualifiers in 3 Junior Events
  Top 10 Qualifiers in Pee Wee Barrel
  Friday, Sept 16 - under the lights
* Performance begins at 6:00 pm
* Wear your pink shirt to support Cancer Awareness
* After the rodeo plan to attend the After Rodeo Party sponsored by Alberta Premium Whiskey starting 8:30 pm at the Occidental Hotel
  Saturday, Sept 17
* Start your day with a Cowboy breakfast at the main concession
* Rodeo action begins at 1:00pm
* Wear your blue shirt to show appreciation to the BCRA Sponsors and Committees
* Performance includes the Wild Horse Race, and the Flat race.
  Save On FoodsSave On Foods – Steak Dinner at 5:00 pm 
* Save on Foods, a great community partner, in support of BC Children’s Hospital is pleased to offer rodeo fans a steak dinner. 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. SaveOnFoods.com
  * After the rodeo plan to attend the After Rodeo Party sponsored by Alberta Premium Whiskey
  Sunday, Sept 18
* Start your day with a Cowboy breakfast at the main concession
* Rodeo action begins at 1:00 pm
* Wear your red shirt to show appreciation to our Military and First Responders
* Performance includes the Wild Horse Race and Flat Race.

If you’re looking to connect with your western roots and exciting family entertainment, nothing equals the excitement and entertainment value of the BCRA Finals.

The Quesnel Rodeo Club’s ability to host these great community-rodeo events is only possible with the great moral and financial support which has been generously provided 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.

Sandman HotelsQuesnel’s Sandman Hotel is, once again the event host hotel. 
Reservation #173010
Starting Rate at $88.00 for Standard one or two beds.
*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 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.

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I would like to extend a warm and western welcome to all rodeo contestants and rodeo fans attending the 2016 BCRA Finals.

The modern day cowboy and cowgirl, along with our rodeo have our roots firmly set in the Spanish Caballero and the Mexican Vaqueros who in the year 1598 pushed cattle past the Rio Grande River into what was then the Kingdom of New Mexico, which today is much of the Western USA.  These cattle were driven north to start ranches on the land grants which had been granted by the King of Spain.  In Western Canada, the original cowboys and cowgirls where the First Nations people who were hired by the Hudson Bay Company to manage and tend the livestock herds which many of their fur trading posts maintained to feed their employees and families.  Here in the Cariboo, well before the famous post Civil War cattle drives from Texas to Dodge City and Abilene Kansas, large cattle drives brought cattle from modern day eastern Oregon, through Idaho and Washington State into British Columbia and onto Barkerville to feed the hungry miners.  Between 1858 and 1868 over 22,000 head of cattle were driven into the then British Colony of British Columbia to feed these hungry miners.  A number of these miners and American drovers started some of the earliest cattle ranches in the Cariboo, including the Gang Ranch.  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 Finals.

Everyone involved with this event extends a warm western invitation to you to attend the exciting and entertaining 2016 BCRA Finals and connect with our Rich Western Heritage. 

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

Respectfully yours,
Ray Jasper, President Quesnel Rodeo Club

* 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

Steve Hohman & Babba Ganoosh Mariah Mannering Matt O'Flynn & Diesel Dave - Click to enlarge

Quesnel Rodeo Club
Box 4091, Quesnel, B.C. V2J 3J2
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