Rocking rodeo


Several groups and organizations are working together to make rodeo weekend in Rimbey a special time.

“There are a lot of us all working hard to put a good show together and ensure Rimbey has a really good weekend,” said promotions director Hazel Street.

The rodeo weekend, to be held July 8, 9 and 10 will kick off with a pancake breakfast at the Rimbey Co-op sponsored by the Co-op and Servus Credit Union.

The rodeo weekend wouldn’t be complete without a parade and this event is now in the planning stages.

Recreation director Rick Kreklewich is looking into marching bands for the parade.

“A couple have responded so that looks favorable,” he said.

The parade downtown will begin at 2 p.m.

Chamber president Jackie Stratton said that organization is looking at organizing several promotions and events to be held downtown following the parade.

“We want to provide some entertainment, things for people to do, and so we have done some brainstorming. We are looking at such activities as a penny carnival, dunk tank and square dancing. Everything is tentative so far,” she added.

The annual sidewalk sale is another event which will be ongoing Friday and Saturday and Stratton encourages all businesses to participate in this event.

A the rodeo will kick off at 6 p.m.

“It’s a local fun event that people just love to watch,” said Street.

Central Alberta Raceways will hold its 100 Foot Shoot-Out on Saturday. The shoot-out has always proven to be a huge success and an outstanding crowd pleaser for all ages, said Rimbey resident Laverne Oberhammer.

The sanctioned CARA rodeo will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday and continue at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

A cabaret sponsored by the Rimbey Kinsmen and the rodeo board featuring Roger West & The Bounty Hunters will be held at 9 p.m. Saturday.

The Wild Rose Shows midway will also be in Rimbey all weekend.