The Rimbey Rodeo is fast approaching and organizers are working hard behind the scenes to make sure the event runs smoothly and competitors and spectators will find the experience enjoyable and be sure to come back again.
Promotions director Hazel Street said local competitors will have an opportunity to participate in the rodeo event of their choice Friday, July 13.
She said spots are open for competitors in barrels for ages 10 and under and also for 11- to 15-year-olds and ladies.
Wild cow milking, a cattle rustling race, stockman’s saddle horse race, local cow riding, relay race and tire race competitions are also open.
Muttin busting will be held before each performance on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and competitors may enter this event at the rodeo office one hour before the performance.
To register for these events call 403-843-4079 or 403-783-9985.
Street said the rodeo will follow the same format as in the past with a pancake breakfast sponsored by Rimbey Co-op and Servus Credit Union held in the Co-op parking lot from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Friday.
The rodeo board has organized a cabaret to be held at the agricultural building July 14 featuring the band Wooden Nickle.
The Central Alberta Rodeo Association sanctioned rodeo will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Each day, rodeo action will be preceded by the grand entry led by the rodeo queen.
Rodeo queen competitors are Emily Henschel, sponsored by Nikirk Brothers, Shelby Buschnell sponsored by Allen B. Olsen, Sydney Lawson, sponsored by Best Western Rimstone Ridge Hotel and Caitlyn Malyk, sponsored by Action Auto Body.