COVID-19 GUIDELINES UNCERTAINTY FORCES TWO WPCA EVENTS TO CANCEL

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 31, 2021 The World Professional Chuckwagon Association(WPCA) regrets to announce the cancellation of two shows scheduled for the 2021 WPCA Pro Tour. With less than two months until their scheduled event and no clear Covid-19 guidelines in place related to outdoor live event mass gatherings, the Grande Prairie Stompede …

Egusquiza and Koontz split $154K at first-ever spring BFI

  GUTHRIE, Okla. (March 15, 2021) – Fans watched the greatest jackpot team roper in history extend his record of wins and break the all-time earnings record at the world’s richest pro roping Sunday night in Oklahoma. Kory Koontz, 49, of Stephenville, Texas, clinched victory at the Wrangler Bob Feist Invitational (BFI) presented by Yeti …

Tomas Garcilazo ~ Charro on the Road

The charro who introduced Canadians to a unique lifestyle has taken his amazing skills as a rope handler and horse trainer to the “non-rodeo” world — and won it all. Tomas Garcilazo, a four-time winner of the PRCA Specialty Act Award, has performed multiple times in Canada, most notably at the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Garcilazo …

Nominate Your Nature Heroes for National Awards

  OTTAWA, Jan. 18, 2021 The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is now accepting applications for several national conservation awards. “The pandemic has brought Canadians together in nature, inspiring outdoor activity and increased awareness of the importance of wildlife and habitat,” said Rick Bates, CEO. “Now more than ever, the people who support conservation deserve to …

National Film Board ~ Cattle Country by Beth Zinkan

This short 1944 documentary offers a portrait of ranching in the foothills of southern Alberta. Exciting scenes of great herds being rounded up and moved to summer feeding grounds suggest the large scale on which this business is run, while segments on spraying, feeding and shipping illustrate some of the less dramatic jobs involved in …