Nick Bentley of Calgary competes in the saddle bronc at the 51st annual Bentley Rodeo. File Photo

Nick Bentley of Calgary competes in the saddle bronc at the 51st annual Bentley Rodeo. File Photo

Bentley Fair and Rodeo cancelled due to COVID-19

This is the second year in a row that the rodeo has been cancelled because of the pandemic

Bentley & District Agricultural Society directors have officially announced the cancellation of the Bench Show, Fun Zone and 2021 Bentley Rodeo and Cabaret.

Although many had hoped that by summer 2021 the rodeo would be able to move forward and provincial COVID-19 cases would have gone down, the above events have been cancelled because of ongoing COVID-19 concerns.

This is the second year in a row that the rodeo has been cancelled because of the pandemic. The loss of the event is a blow to the town and the Ag Society as well as a loss for businesses in the area that benefit from the crowds that come in from across Central Alberta.

The annual fair and rodeo is a major fundraiser of the year for the Bentley Ag Society.

In a release on their website they state that other events are still being evaluated at this time including the fair and the parade.

The 2021 Bentley Town and Country Fair and Ag Rodeo’s theme this year is a salute to the RCMP.

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