Patrick Bailey was one of the cowboys who competed in the Rimbey Rodeo last year.

Rodeo action coming to town soon

Get ready for some fast, furious and exciting rodeo entertainment here in the heart of Rimbey.

Get ready for some fast, furious and exciting rodeo entertainment here in the heart of Rimbey.

Rimbey rodeo is coming to town July 11 to 13 and promises to bring with it lots of thrills, spills and excitement.

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 (Central Alberta Rodeo Association) sanctioned rodeo is to begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday and again at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Gary Gross, the announcer for the International Indian Finals Rodeo and World Professional Chuckwagon Association is the rodeo announcer.

The clown is Ricky Ticky Wanchuk, a well-known rodeo personality who keeps 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 the grand entry led by the rodeo queen.

Mini donuts and other concessions will be set up at the rodeo grounds.

A parade, sponsored by the Town of Rimbey, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 12.