Rodeo action is soon to be happening in Rimbey.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the rodeo and, once again, it is guaranteed to provide lots of thrills and spills and excitement for spectators.
This year’s Central Alberta Rodeo Association (CARA) rodeo is July 11 and 12. The local rodeo will be held July 10.
The rodeo will kick off with a pancake breakfast sponsored by Rimbey Co-op and Servus Credit Union in the Co-op parking lot from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Friday.
The local rodeo will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, and the CARA sanctioned rodeo is to begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday and again at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Mutton Bustin’ for children six years old and under will be held during all three days of the rodeo.
Gary Gross, the announcer for the World Professional Chuckwagon Association is to be the rodeo announcer. A clown will be on hand to keep the crowd entertained and laughing while he attends to the more serious job of ensuring competitors are safe.
Each day, rodeo action will be preceded by the grand entry led by the rodeo queen. Original members of the rodeo board will be invited to take part in the grand entry as the rodeo is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
Mini donuts and a concession will be set up at the rodeo grounds.
A cabaret featuring the
Infinity Outlaws will be held in the new AGRIM Complex at 9 p.m. Saturday.
The crowning of the rodeo queen will be held Sunday.
Beer gardens will be on the grounds all weekend.