Home front – July 19

Horse riders looking for a challenge have a chance to show their stuff at the Bowden Rodeo on Saturday.

Cowboy Challenge at Bowden Rodeo

Horse riders looking for a challenge have a chance to show their stuff at the Bowden Rodeo on Saturday. The Cowboy Challenge is a timed event where horse and rider are judged on their ability to navigate a series of obstacles. Points are awarded for: horsemanship, cadence, control, horse’s attitude and overall execution. Teams are required to complete each obstacle within a set time to earn points. Times are also translated into points, which are used to determine the winner. There is 80 per cent payout in prizes. Entry costs $40. There are two classes: novice and non-professional. For more info, contact Leanne Murray 403-886-2746 murraysacres@yahoo.ca

Telus donates to Boys, Girls Club

Boys and Girls Clubs of Red Deer and District is getting $40,000 from Telus to help send kids to camp. Telus donated $100 for one month on behalf of every new Optic TV customer in Red Deer and 27 communities around Central Alberta. The money will be used to help send children and youth to Camp Alexo for a week regardless of financial, social, or developmental barriers. Camp Alexo is located 70 km west of Rocky Mountain House. Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada promotes leadership, teamwork, healthy choices, service to club and community and learning through community-based programs for children and youth.

Rodeo legends honored

Rodeo legends from Central Alberta have been honoured at this year’s Calgary Stampede. Singing cowboy Ivan Daines of Innisfail, chuckwagon racer Garry Dorchester of Wetaskiwin and stock contractor Wayne Vold of Ponoka were all honoured as Pioneers of Rodeo for 2011 for their history of contributions to the sport and the Calgary Stampede.

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