Empty Saddles ~ Dale Ernest Leschiutta

Dale Ernest Leschiutta 1948 – 2021 Dale contributed much to the world of Canadian pro rodeo in a variety of roles. After a career in aviation and retiring as an Air Canada Captain, Dale then served as President of the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association from 2006-2012, worked as the CPRA General Manager from 2011 to …

Even More Westerns!

With the fabulous success of Yellowstone, Paramount has signed creator, writer Taylor Sheridan for at least two new series. The first will be a prequel, entitled Y: 1883. It will follow the journey of the Dutton family as they cross the Great Plains on a journey to a new life in Montana. A second series, …

From Ice Cubes to Ice Age

While digging in Matthew Perkins’s backyard this past spring in Las Vegas to build a pool, construction workers made an unexpected discovery: bones buried about five feet deep in the soil. After Vegas police determined the bones were not a mob hit, Perkins connected with Joshua Bonde, a palaeontologist with the Nevada Science Center. Bonde …

Alberta High School Rodeo Finals

Finally, the kids got to compete again, and with little fanfare (and even fewer fans allowed to attend), the 2021 Provincial Finals for High School Rodeo were held in Olds, Alta., at the beginning of June. The Junior High Rodeo Finals were held near the end of May at Nanton, Alta. Congratulations to the organizers, …

Saskatchewan High School Rodeo Champions

Congratulations to the newly-minted provincial Junior High and High School Rodeo Champions of Saskatchewan! The Finals were held in the High Chaparral Arena of Maple Creek, Sask., in June. Special thanks to the sponsors, organizers, volunteers, parents, grandparents, friends, fans, stock contractors, and, of course, to the new Provincial Champions for making this terrific event …