The 67th annual Kispiox Valley Rodeo is coming up and planning for the ‘biggest little rodeo in the west’ is underway.
Association president Joy Allen said that so far everything is on schedule but added they are still looking for sponsors.
Sponsorships pay for the winning buckles, prizes, as well as other things.
“We still have a few spots left, it’s been fantastic but because we have the highest amount of money for our purses in the B.C. Rodeo Association, it is a lot of work to get enough money.
“Our community is incredible, and it usually comes through but we are still looking for about five or six thousand dollars.”
She said they are also in need of volunteers. People who sign up to help for at least two hours will get a free day pass to watch the rodeo and a ticket for the Saturday night dance.
This year’s rodeo will include classics like bullriding, barrel racing and team roping. There will be some new things to the program this year as well, said Allen.
“We will have novice roughstock, which means you can enter the rodeo and ride a bull, a bareback or a saddle bronc, you don’t have to belong to the BCRA. It’s to encourage young cowboys to come, they can win a buckle and some money and they don’t have to compete against the veterans, so it opens it up to them.”
Allen adds those wanting to sign up must do so as soon as possible.
The rodeo runs May 31 to June 1.