Join Us For The Annual SRC Work Bee | July 15th 2015

Join us on July 15th 2015 for the annual Smithers Rodeo Club Work Bee. The 96th BVX is slowly creeping up on us and we want to be prepared ! On July 15th the SRC will be holding the usual monthly meeting  to discuss the upcoming BVX and club business. Everyone is welcome to attend the evenings events.

The SRC would greatly appreciated the following equipment and operators for the following work bee tasks:

Weed Wackers and operators

Ladders for painting (Announcers Booth)

The timeline will go as follows 

6:00pm - Work Bee

BBQ 

SRC Meeting upstairs in SRC Rodeo Office

 

SRC Work Bee Poster 2015

Hope to see y'all down there and thanks again for the support ! 

JOIN NOW And Reap The Benefits | LAURA JAMES Barrel Clinics Coming to Smithers BC

Exciting News ! Breaking News !

Mark your calendars kids !  The SRC (Smithers Rodeo Club) is super stoked to have the wonderful LAURA JAMES Barrel Clinics for 3 FULL Days. 

Always loved the sport of barrels ? Need a refresher of barrel pattern ? The LAURA JAMES Barrel clinic is user friendly for all different levels of #arenaathletes. There will be 2 (two) groups for the event held at the Smithers Rodeo Arena.

Thursday July 23 - YOUTH

Start Time: Afternoon

Friday July 24 - Youth 

All Day with evening wrap up/awards

Saturday July 25 - ADULTS

All Day

Sunday July 26  - ADULTS

All Day with evening wrap up/ awards

The prices for the events are

YOUTH - $150.00

The Youth clinic is open to riders under the age of 15. Horse & Rider skill levels will be evaluated during first day to ensure everybody is comfortable and safe ! 

ADULT $275.00

The Adult clinic is open to riders over the age of 16. Horse & Rider skill levels will be evaluated during the first day to ensure everybody is comfortable & safe !

The cost includes

Instruction with LAURA JAMES with limited riders

Hours & Hours of knowledge & fun !

Delicious lunch supplied each full day of clinic

No Hookup camping within the beautiful BVX grounds.

Safe outdoor pens for your horses

Awards & Prizes throughout  clinics 

Who is Laura James ? 

Here is a snippet from Laura's site ....

I was born and raised on a small ranch in Vanderhoof, BC where my love and passion with horses and barrel racing began at a young age. At the age of 4 I started out on an old appaloosa pony named Suntag, as well as a big sorrel quarter horse named Charlie who both won me many trophies in the local gymkhana events. Soon my parents, who both competed as well, (my dad calf roped and team roped and my mom barrel raced), were hauling me and my younger sister to BCRA rodeos where we both barrel raced and break-away roped competitively.

Through out the years of rodeo my desire and passion to become the best barrel racer and horsewoman that I could be, grew immensely. With the help and support of my parents and a special aunt and uncle, I was riding with some great teachers and clinicians. I am blessed to have a very supportive family that helped me be well mounted on some great horses, and those are the true teachers. One particular special horse that comes to mind is deck (special deckatan). My dad bought him as a seven year old calf horse who I soon stole and started pattering and roping off of. He proved to be one of the great ones with a huge heart. These were not expensive all ready made horses but they were safe and broke and we made them into barrel horses and rope horses, sometimes with growing pains and mistakes, but we always learned something from each of them, building both the horses confidence and ours along the way.

SRC Presents the LAURA JAMES Barrel Clinic

Be sure to check out the rest of  LAURA JAMES website with all of her accomplishments and achievements throughout her rodeo career.  Found out the core values of the LAURA JAMES method of preparing for the rodeo circuits and everyday lessons & exercises to keep you and your four legged team mate safe, sound and healthy ! 

Contact the SRC to RESERVE your space now ! Limited space is available and filling up fast ...so do not miss out on this fabulous #rodeosmithers event ! Deposit will be required at reserving your spot.

Do not forget to visit our popular Facebook page for the latest news about the upcoming 2015 Smithers Rodeo happening the third weekends in August ! Boot stomping good night for the WHOLE family !

 

Go Rodeo | Smithers Rodeo Club

Happy Trails



Huge Crowds & BIG RODEO Action at the 2014 SRC Weekend - Smithers, BC

2014 Smithers Rodeo Unofficial Results

Friday August 22 & Saturday August 23

British Columbia Rodeo Association (BCRA) Sanctioned 

Photo Credit: Sarah McClary FOURLFARM


Bareback Riding Sponsors: Western Financial & Northwest Fuels
1) Cash Kerner Kamloops, BC 99 Zohan 78 $461.00
2) Chris Muiegg Hazelton, BC P39 Bubbaganoosh 67 $352.53
3) Steve Hohmann Quesnel, BC 688 Gilligan 66 $244.06
4) Dave Dieleman Telkwa, BC 33 Sunny 60 $135.59


Saddlebronc Riding Sponsors: Hoskins Ford Sales
1) Cole Scott Kamloops, BC 98 Step N Stone 74 $504.32
2) Cole Scott Kamloops, BC C22 Insomnia 73 $385.65
3) Steve Hohmann Quesnel, BC CY21 Roxxy 70 $266.99

Steve Hohmann - Photo Credit Sarah McClary FOURLFARM


Tie Down Roping Sponsors: PL & L Contractors & Woodmere Cattle Co.
1) Kyle Bell Houston, BC 24.9 $360.36
2) Dustin Shields Vanderhoof, BC 26.9 $270.27


Steer Wrestling Sponsors: Two Rivers Holdings & Ultra Trucking
1) Cole Scott Kamloops, BC 7.6 $382.20
2) Wade McNolty 150 Mile House, BC 25.0 $286.65


Junior Steer Riding Sponsors: All West Glass
1) Owen Hawkins Barriere, BC 70 $198.01


Novice Rough Stock Sponsors: Gene & Joy Allen
1) Chase McClary Smithers, BC 69 $444.00
2) Steve Jenzer Smithers, BC 64 $296.00

Breakaway Roping Sponsors: Smokescreen Graphics & Highlight Ranch
1) Charlie Soffel Vanderhoof, BC 4.4 $510.51
2) McKenzie Wills Kamloops, BC 4.7 $390.39
3) Allison Everett 150 Mile House, BC 5.7 $270.27
4) Laura James Monte Creek, BC 6.9 $150.15


Wild Horse Race Sponsors: Allen’S Scrap & Salvage & C+ Rodeos
GreenArch Spray Foam & Smithers Feed Store

1) Team Jaarsma
Jeff Jaarsma Smithers, BC
Dave Dieleman Smithers, BC
Stan Newton Williams Lake, BC


Team Roping Sponsors: Bell Bros Contracting & Westbound Holdings Ltd
Sedaz Lingerie

1) Harvey & Gary Petal Alexis Creek, BC 8.4 $635.82ea
2) Jason Beir & Dustin Shields Vanderhoof, BC 8.7 $486.22ea
3) Wade McNolty & Carl Hyde 150 Mile House/Prince George 10.8 $336.61ea
4) Kerrie Mikkelsen & Rod Spiers Pritchard/Arras, BC 15.8 $187.00ea
5) Kyle Bell & Dustin Spiers Houston/Vanderhoof, BC 17.2 $130.90ea
6) Kerri Mikkelson & Trish Kohorst Pritchard/Vanderhoof, BC 17.3 $93.50ea

Photo Credit: Sarah McClary FOURLFARM.ca


Ladies Barrel racing Sponsors: Frontier Chrysler
1) Brooke Wills Kamloops, BC 16.433 $640.45
2) Kristen Bell Houston, BC 16.523 $489.76
3) Odessa Gerard Savona, BC 16.615 $339.06
4) Judy Hyde Prince George, BC 16.643 $188.38
5) Laura James Monte Creek, BC 16.826 $131.86
6) Sandra Mulvahill Williams Lake, BC 16.826 $94.19


Junior Barrel Racing Sponsors: The Re/Max Team
Charlie McClary & Ron Lapadat

1) Tosha Seitz Savona, BC 16.638 $185.64
2) Carlie Wardrop Houston, BC 17.119 $141.96
3) Brooke Call 150 Mile House, BC 17.138 $98.28
4) Taylor Cherry Quesnel, BC 17.139 $54.60
5) Brianna Billy Williams Lake, BC 17.163 $38.22

Thursday Night Wild Horse Race - Photo Credit : Sarah McClary FOUR LFARM


Pee Wee Barrel Racing Sponsors: MWM Welding
1) Gracie Antoine Cache Creek, BC 17.994 $142.80
2) Kira Stowell Quesnel, BC 18.015 $109.20
3) Kaitlyn Lulua Williams Lake, CB 18.110 $75.60
4) Riley Beir Vanderhoof, BC 18.570 $42.00
5) Brick Everett 150 Mile House, Bc 18.594 $29.40
6) Lowell Stevens Vanderhoof, BC 18.808 $21.00


Junior Breakaway Roping Sponsors: Huber Farm Equipment
1) Brock Everett 150 Mile House, BC 16..5 $142.32


Bull Riding Sponsors: Glacier Electric (2006) Ltd.
Stelcon Industrial Services Ltd & Empty Acres Ent.

1) Brady Smith Salmon Arm, BC 75 $1738.10

Smithers Rodeo Club - Junior Steer Riding


Wild Cow Milking Sponsors: Storey Ranch Ltd
1) Dream Team
Kyle Bell Houston, BC
Matt Verhelst Telkwa, BC
Dave Blackburn Hazelton, BC


BCRA Officials
Judges - Ray Jasper & Wayne William
Timers - Annie William & Nita Cameron
Secretary - Dale Soffel
SRC Rodeo personnel
Rodeo Announcer - Jay Savage
Rodeo Contractor - C+ Rodeos Roy & Earl Call
Rodeo Clown - Jayson Charters
Arena Director - Charlie McClary

2014 Smithers Rodeo Unofficial Results
Thursday August 21 Bull-A-Rama


Bull Riding Sponsors: Shooting Star Amusements

Bull Fighter Sponsor: A.Aslin Contracting

First Go
1) Zack Duursma Smithers, BC BL Storm Warning 80 $495.00
2) Lane Cork G25 Super Trooper 78 $330.00


Second Go
1) Lane Cork B51 Tar Heal 80 $495.00
2) Ty Hammil Kamloops, BC C30 Hokey Pokey 76 $330.00


Average
1) Lane Cork 158 on 2 Head $710.00
2) Zack Duursma 80 on 1 Head $545.00
3) Ty Hammil 76 on 1 Head $380.00


Total Winnings
1) Lane Cork $1535.00
2) Zack Duursma $1040.00
3) Ty Hammil $710.00

Happy Trails,

More post SRC rodeo news to follow folks ! 

RODEO Sponsor FEATURE: Northern Life Apparel

Smithers Rodeo Club is super excited to have NORTHERN LIFE APPAREL on board as a LARIET sponsor for the first time ever ! Northern Life Apparel was founded in April 2012 by hometown #Smithereen Jeff Scholz, and has been a HUGE success since the first day !

Northern Life Apparel was formed to endorse and support an outdoor lifestyle for all people.  Being active is important for a healthy life and healthy communities.  As well it is always amazing to appreciate nature in its pure form by hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, and all other forms of alpine, glacier, concrete, rock, snow and water sports! 

Northern Life Apparel offers the following products for your consideration:

Clothing and Apparel available in various sizes for the whole family !

  • Hoodies
  • Pullovers
  • Sweaters
  • Sweatpants
  • T-shirts
  • Longsleeves
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Slip-ons
  • Flip-flips.

Northern Life Apparel is keeping it homegrown with the following

  • Garments are Canadian made
  • Local Value Added when possible.
  • On-going product development, collaborative development with distributors.
  • Sold in Local Shops and Local Distribution

Jeff's vision for the Northern Life Apparel brand is to promote social and environmental responsibility through the people that live here under a northern lifestyle. It also has the hopes of sponsoring local riders and encouraging other initiatives to support socioeconomic development.

Inspired by the environment we live in. Support local riders. Encourage environmental and social responsibility.                                     ~ Northern Life Apparel 

The SRC is very proud to have this young #Smithers business entrepreneur joining the 2014 Smithers Rodeo Club Sponsor Roster  and look forward to many years of this awesome sponsorship !

Be sure to show the SRC love to Northern Life Apparel & founder Jeff Scholz within the many social media platform that NLA has presence on !

Northern Life Apparel Site - online shopping available ! 

Northern Life Apparel - Twitter

Northern Life Apparel - Pinterest

Northern Life Apparel - YouTube Channel

Northern Life Apparel - Facebook 

Want some Northern Life Apparel before the # Smithers rodeo ? No problem ! Check out the NLA's online shopping site or visit one these local shopping vendors to purchase.

Rayz Boardshop - Smithers BC

Loaded - Prince Rupert BC 

Art + Antler - Hazelton BC

Be sure to pick up your $2.00 SRC Rodeo Program on all three days on rodeo action, because you may be a winner of some Northern Life Apparel swag, kindly donated by NLA & Jeff Scholz ! Sooo make sure that you are reppin' with Northern Life Apparel this #rodeosmithers !

Reppin' in #Smithers

ONLY 4 MORE DAYS UNTIL THE RODEO ACTION KICKS OFF ! SEE YOU THERE PEEPS ! 


Huge thanks to our 2014 SRC sponsors !

Please visit our Sponsor Roster page to view all our fantastic rodeo partners !


Happy Trails,






Huge $$ Prizes up for grabs at 2014 Smithers Rodeo - Oodles of Sponsor Swag !

Only $2.00 ...gets you big chances to WIN oodles and oodles of Smithers Rodeo Club sponsor swag & prizes throughout the 3 days of performances.

The SRC sponsor's have been very generous as always with their contributions and we are spreading the SRC Sponsor love !  Pick up your copy of the SRC rodeo program on any day of the rodeo perfs (August 21 -23 2014) for ONLY $2.00 and WIN BIG !

Check out this partial list of prizes up for grabs !

Smithers Rodeo 2014 Programs are available for purchase starting Thursday August 21 for ONLY $2.00 ! These programs are also stuffed with huge amounts info about the rodeo events, competitor info & stats and all the details about the great action happening this #Smithers rodeo weekend ! Be sure to pick up you copy !.....you will not be disappointed ! 

Don't forget ! If you are a winner this #Smithers rodeo event ....make your way to the Smithers Rodeo Club Arena announcer booth with your winning program and up the stairs to claim your prize(s) ! 

Only 5 more days until the rodeo action kicks off ! See you there peeps ! 

Huge thanks to our 2014 SRC sponsors ! Please visit our Sponsor Roster page to view all our fantastic rodeo partners !

Happy Trails,



RODEO Sponsor FEATURE: Jade First Aid & Rescue

Howdy Folks !

 

Big shout put to our WRANGLER sponsor Jade First Aid & Rescue from Smithers BC ! Jade First Aid & Rescue has been serving Smithers and the surrounding area with these following services and products for your consideration 

  • Provide rental first aid equipment on long term and short term basises. 
  • Full line of first aid, safety and rescue equipment.
  • Provide inspection of first aid kits. 
  • Consultation on first aid requirements. 

Training Provided for: 

  • WCB Level III
  • WCB Level I
  • Transportation Endorsement
  • WCB
  • WHMIS 
  • Canadian Red Cross
  • All CPR Levels
  • Emergency & Standard First Aid
  • Instructor level courses
  • Child Care
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • AED

Jade First Aid & Rescue will down at the 2014 Smithers Rodeo event, located in their usual spot behind the bucking chutes, ready with their first aid expertise for any injury that arises during the 3 days of Smithers Rodeo at the Smithers Rodeo Club Arena ! 

Safety is the Smithers Rodeo Club's number one priority during all our events for all our audience, competitors, members, volunteers & rodeo livestock.  The  presence of Jade First Aid & Rescue with their plethora of experience and knowledge in the first aid field, the SRC is confident and excited for the 2014 Smithers Rodeo event ! 

Be sure to give a huge "Howdy" to all the Jade First Aid & Rescue professionals during the 3 day rodeo event and be sure to contact them for all your first aid training and supplies needs ! 

Huge thanks to the Jade First Aid & Rescue and all the 2014 SRC sponsors ! With your contributions and assistance, the Smithers Rodeo events are always a success ! 

Stick around for more SRC Sponsor features !

 

Happy Trails,

 

2014 Wild Horse Race Team Roster for the Smithers Rodeo - August 21-23rd

Howdy folks !

Just received the "list" from the spectacular SRC President Jan with the Wild Horse Race teams ! The Smithers Rodeo WILD HORSE RACE is always a crowd favorite to watch and we are very proud to have some homegrown Smithers cowboys teaming up to bring some local competition to the arena.

What is the WILD HORSE RACE EVENT ?

2013 SRC Wild Horse Race Action - Photo Credit: SR McClary

 

One of the most exciting events, the Wild Horse Race has been said to be a rodeo in itself. Unlike the bucking stock used in the standard riding events, these horses are truly wild. They’ve never been ridden before, let alone saddled, and these mustangs plan on keeping it that way! These uncooperative beasts are called “outlaws” which is a term of endearment compared to some of the names tagged on them by the competitors.

The horses are haltered in the chute with a long lead rope. Two cowboys hold on to the end of the rope before the signal to start while the third member of the team holds the saddle in readiness. At the sound of the boom, the chute gate is opened and as soon as the horse crosses the chalk line in front of the chute, the three cowboys try their hardest to get the horse saddled.

A team of two hold the horse long enough to saddle him and allow the third cowboy to mount up, ride across the finish line, dismount, and run to the judge. Sounds simple and easy, but actual practice and theory become two complete strangers during this wild race. The general excitement and mass confusion plus the crowd all contribute to the fun in this favorite event for the spectators.

A big thank you to our SRC event sponsors with your generous help and donations.

  • C+ Rodeo- 150 Mile House BC - Roughstock contractor of the WILD HORSE RACE
  • Greenarch Spray Foam - Smithers BC
  • Allen's Scrap & Salvage - Terrace BC
  • Smithers Feed Store - Smithers, BC 

Be sure to cheer on the brave ....yet slightly reckless 2014 Wild Horse Race Teams of 

Team GRANT STEWART - Terrace BC

Team ALAN PULHALLO - Quesnel, BC

Team JEFF JAARSMA - Smithers, BC

Team KYLE HARSTAD - Brenton, AB

Team BRAD HUISMAN - Smithers, BC

Actions begins at 5:00pm on Thursday August 21 and 6:00pm on August 22 & 23 at the Smithers Rodeo Club Arena.

Don't forget that your BVX gate admission gets you automatically into that night's rodeo perf ! 

Back again during all three nights are the prize packed SRC rodeo programs ( $2 bucks gets you huge chances at winning $$ and sponsor swag) and 50/50 draws ! 

NEWS FLASH: Smithers Rodeo Club will have their SRC Apparel for the whole family available for purchase during the SRC 3 day rodeo event. Be sure to check out all the new fresh designs ! 

Only 8 more sleeps.....Hope to see you there #rodeo peeps !

Happy Trails,


Smithers Rodeo Club Announces LOCAL ENTRY Call In Dates for 2014 RODEO Event

Just received word from our fabulous SRC President Jan McClary to start spreading the word about the upcoming LOCAL ENTRY Call In dates for the Smithers Rodeo held August 21-23 in beautiful Smithers British Columbia !

The Smithers Rodeo has been going strong since its resurrection in 2006 and is looking forward to putting another successful show in the books and encourage the "Go Rodeo" love throughout northwestern British Columbia. 

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RODEO Sponsor FEATURE : Telkwa BBQ with B.V. Kinsmen

Join the Bulkley Valley Kinsmen for a 102 year old tradition in sunny TELKWA ! Since 1912 the Telkwa BBQ has been entertaining families and residents of Telkwa and the surrounding Bulkley Valley with this hum dinger of an event for all ages !

Smithers Rodeo Club Sponsor - Telkwa BBQ
Smithers Rodeo Club Sponsor - BV Kinsmen

 

 

 

 

 

 

The annual BBQ has been a popular attraction to Telkwa village, itself, is center around the two rivers, a riverfront walkway, some character buildings with historical references and two scenic hiking trails the Aldermere and Riverbend Trails. 

Located within walking distance of the downtown village and nearby neighborhoods is the Telkwa BBQ Grounds, where you will find beautiful grounds with manicured baseball diamonds, modern buildings, kiddies play park,  and the coolest demo derby arena ! 

Better get your tickets NOW folks ! With top mainstream artists of today's music industry jamming out ...its is a non "brainer" why it is a sold out event every year !

The BV Kinsmen is pleased to have for your viewing pleasure the following superstar's at the 2014 Telkwa BBQ......

  • LOVERboy
  • Dallas Smith
  • Kenny Shields StreetHeart
  • One More Girl

Every year the Bulkley Valley Kinsmen host the Telkwa BBQ, which brings together the whole region.

Typically more than 6000 people attend the small-town event. Some Telkwa festivities include
 

  • Musical performers/acts
  • Demolition derby
  • Large draw for prizes and more
  • Delious Homegrown Baron Beef
  • Kiddie Activities
  • Baseball Tourny (Cash Purse)

 

 

Stay tuned with the TELKWA BBQ and BV KINSMEN on their social media channels ! There is always an awesome contest/giveaways leading up to the event !

 

FYI ---The Village of  Telkwa was awarded the Wood WORKS!BC Community Recognition Award  The award is presented to he BC community that best demonstrates passion and appreciation for wood in civic projects. Thanks to the BV Kinsmen for their initiative and hard work getting the stage built!

Be sure to get your tickets soon folks for this great BBQ event in sunny Telkwa !
and give a big howdy" when you see them to your BV Kinsmen peeps at the 2014 SRC rodeo event in conjunction with the 95th Bulkley Valley Exhibition.
 
Thanks again the BV Kinsmen and the Telkwa BBQ and all of our 2014 SRC sponsors ! Without you, there would be no Smithers Rodeo !
 
More SRC Sponsor features coming soon !
 
Happy Trails
 

RODEO Sponsor FEATURE : Allen's Scrap & Savage Ltd.

Put your MONEY where the METAL is !

For over 49 years ( YEP...decades and decades of knowledge ! ) ALLEN'S Scrap & Savage Ltd. have been northern BC’s largest local metal recycler focusing on the north central region of the province and are back again for another year as Smithers Rodeo Club WRANGLER sponsor in the always popular WILD HORSE RACE event. 

Allen’s Scrap & Salvage Ltd. is Prince George’s only locally owned and operated scrap metal recycler.  It was established in 1964 by Joe Allen.  Joe and his family built and operated the business for over 30 years.  Joe and son, Alex Allen, sold the business to the current owner, Heinz Bartkowski in May 1997.  Heinz and his brother John took over duties as General Managers and Alex stayed with the company becoming the Operations Manager.  John retired from Allen’s Scrap & Salvage in 2009.

Allen’s has continued to grow under the direction of Heinz and Alex.  There are now two locations, the original site located in Prince George and the other site located in Terrace (Link).  Allen’s operates a fleet of trucks, trailers, mobile shears and magnets and has over 500 bins of all sizes scattered about the north central region.  Allen's Scrap & Salvage Ltd. operation covers from Williams Lake, Prince Rupert, Valemount and Tumbler Ridge.

Allen’s Scrap & Salvage has expertise ranging from dismantling equipment, clean up of train derailments, to the demolition & reclamation of both industrial & mining sites.  Both the Prince George and Terrace facility collect, sort and process scrap metal to be recycled and sold to markets world wide.  Through the Prince George facility, Allen’s Scrap & Salvage is able to ship by rail, in overseas containers and by road.  They also carry a selective inventory of good used steel products and machinery for re-sale.

Allen's Scrap & Salvage offers various sizes of bins for your needs ! Give them a call today.

Allen's Scrap & Salvage offers various sizes of bins for your needs ! Give them a call today.

Looking to rent a bin ...need demolition or the help of large equipment ? Allen's Scrap & Salvage Ltd has you covered with their long list of services such as :

Off Site Material Handling

Variety Equipment Services

Bin Rentals ( Various sizes - Commercial)

Trucks, Bins and Service Areas

Allen's Scrap & Salvage Ltd has TWO locations of service:

Two locations to serve you:

Hours of Operation:
8am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday
8am to 12:00pm Saturday (June-Sept)

Prince George

302 – 2nd Ave.

Prince George, B.C.

V2L 2Z5

Terrace

5206 Keith Ave.
Terrace, B.C.
V8G 3J8

Phone: 250-562-1177
Fax: 250-562-5870
Toll Free: 1-877-566-1177

Allen's Scrap & Salvage Ltd. Website
info@allensscrap.com

Smithers Rodeo Club Sponsor - Allen's Scrap & Salvage Ltd

Be sure to give the Allen's Scrap & Salvage Ltd, a big "howdy" when you see them at the 2014 SRC rodeo event in conjunction with the 95th Bulkley Valley Exhibition.

Thanks again the Allen's Scrap & Salvage family and all of our 2014 SRC sponsors ! Without you, there would be no Smithers Rodeo ! 

More SRC Sponsor features coming soon !

Happy Trails 

 

RODEO Sponsor FEATURE: Blue Fin Sushi Bar - Smithers

You Scream ..I Scream ..We all Scream for BLUE FIN SUSHI !! The much loved hometown hotspot - Blue Fin Sushi - Smithers is back again for the 2014 SRC Rodeo event as a RAWHIDE sponsor with daily SRC programs prizes and much more ! 

Smithers Rodeo Club Sponsor - Blue Fin Sushi - Smithers

Before 2003 ...the poor sushi loving #Smithereen had no where to go ! Nowhere to quench their thirst with warm sake, nibble on little crunchy morsel's deep fried with tempura batter and slurp up noodley dishes ! Then on December 20 2003, tucked away in a cozy location between the local bus service and 7-11 opened the first BLUE FIN SUSHI by longtime #Smithers resident CINDY PALMER. 

Cindy PALMER - OWNER & CHEF is a  homegrown #Smithers senorita, who has over 30 years in the hospitality industry and is an excellent example of how hard work, determination and a knack for delivering a memorable dining experience are the recipe for a successful business in northern British Columbia ! BFS has been going strong for over a decade here in Smithers and we will are excited for the future of this growing restaurant/business ! 

Cindy Palmer - Owner & Chef BLUE FIN SUSHI - Smithers

Cindy Palmer - Owner & Chef BLUE FIN SUSHI - Smithers

With a WHOPPING 90 % recommendation score on the popular travelling site - Trip Advisor and a 4.7 star rating with their FACEBOOK Page fan reviews, Cindy and the entire BLUE FIN SUSHI family will make your night memorable and fill your tummies with high quality ..as my lil one says "Nummy Nums".  

BFS's Chef Ramy preparing for the day ! PHOTO CREDIT : BLUE FIN SUSHI

BFS's Chef Ramy preparing for the day ! PHOTO CREDIT : BLUE FIN SUSHI

Blue Fin Sushi - Smithers moved to their current location 1232 Main Street - Smithers in 2007 with double the seat capacity and tranquil vibe.  Just recently in 2013 - BLUE FIN SUSHI - Terrace opened it's doors to fellow sushi lovers at 4608 Lakelse Avenue in increasingly busy Terrace. 

Smithers Rodeo Club Sponsor - BLUE FIN Sushi

Cindy and the BFS family created a very loyal fan following on the social media platforms and just recently released a TV commercial for the Northern BC communities. Be sure to check out the mouthwatering BLUE FIN SUSHI Menu here..whether it be the traditional miso soup ...the tasty Ocean Pearls or the very popular Sexy Kathy roll with its tempura crunch ....you will not be disappointed folks ! 

Show the love for BLUE FIN SUSHI BAR - Smithers !

Blue Fin Sushi Bar Facebook Page 

Blue Fin Sushi Bar Trip Advisor Profile

Blue Fin Sushi Bar Site

Smithers Rodeo Club Sponsor - BLUE FIN SUSHI - Smithers

Be sure to give the Cindy and the BFS  family a big "howdy" when you see them at the 2014 SRC rodeo event in conjunction with the 95th Bulkley Valley Exhibition.

Thanks again BLUE FIN SUSHI and all of our 2014 SRC sponsors ! Without you, there would be no Smithers Rodeo ! 

More SRC Sponsor features coming soon !

Happy Trails 



RODEO Sponsor FEATURE: Ultra Trucking & Excavating

Longtime Smithers Rodeo Club sponsor ULTRA TRUCKING & EXCAVATING owner John Horlings has tossed his hat in the arena again for the 2014 SRC event on August 21-24, 2014.  

Smithers Rodeo Club Sponsor - Ultra Trucking & Excavating

The Smithers Rodeo Club would like to applaud John for his tremendous contribution over the years for the SRC and the SRC Rodeo Arena located at the Bulkley Valley Exhibtion Grounds.

Whether it was excavating the ground for new buildings, placing the huge beams for the new rodeo announcer booth, maneuver steel rodeo bucking chutes and corral system in their new home or ever so gently moving the recycled "old" announcer booth to its new location in life as the serving station at the "The Ole Watering Hole" Beverage Gardens.

ULTRA TRUCKING & EXCAVATING  have the big toys to get your job done ! John has the fleet of equipment (Excavator, flat deck, rig and crane truck to name a few !) and the many years experience & knowledge to help you with your next big job ! 

2008 - SRC Old Rodeo Announcer booth gets a new location, thanks to ULTRA TRUCKING & EXCAVATING !

2008 - SRC Old Rodeo Announcer booth gets a new location, thanks to ULTRA TRUCKING & EXCAVATING !

The Smithers Rodeo Club is excited to have fellow longtime Smithereen John Horlings & family on board for this year with the Smithers Rodeo event ! 

Throwback 2008 - Thanks to Ultra Trucking & Excavating and all that participated in this BIG job ! 

Throwback 2008 - Thanks to Ultra Trucking & Excavating and all that participated in this BIG job ! 

Be sure to give the Horlings family a big "howdy" when you see them at the 2014 SRC rodeo event in conjunction with the 95th Bulkley Valley Exhibition.

Thanks again John and all of our 2014 SRC sponsors ! Without you, there would be no Smithers Rodeo ! 

More SRC Sponsor features coming soon !

Happy Trails 


Throwback 2008 - Finished Results ! 

Throwback 2008 - Finished Results ! 


RODEO Sponsor FEATURE - C+ Rodeos

The Smithers Rodeo Club has a long friendship with this STETSON sponsor ! Longtime BC rodeo stock contractor C+ Rodeos are literately a member of the SRC family and we like it !

Owner/Operators Roy & Earl Call of 150 Mile House were surrounded with the rodeo life by  their parents Basil & Carol Call. Both (Basil & Carol) are seasoned team ropers winning many championships together. Carol had huge success in the Ladies Barrel Racing and as a trusted horse trainer in Central BC. To this day, Grandpa & Grandma still help out on the ranch when they can. Why you may ask ? Because tight knit rodeo families do that ! 

Smithers Rodeo Sponsor - C+ Rodeos

Established in 1985 (30th Anniversary in 2015)  with only a handful of bulls, the C+ Rodeos has grown to include 100 head of bucking horses, 60 bulls, and 60 head of timed-event cattle. Earl and Roy both do double duty as pickup men and bullfighters. Earl has won many "All Around Cowboy" awards and has been the BC Bull Riding Champion four times, he is also C+ Rodeos main Pick Up Man and Bull Fighter. Older sibling, Roy also rode bulls and was selected many times to fight bulls for the British Columbia Rodeo Association (BCRA) and Northern Rodeo Association (NRA) Finals. Roy is the manager of C+ Rodeos and oversees the day-to-day operations of the ranch.

Photo Credit: C+ Rodeos

Photo Credit: C+ Rodeos

The Call Brothers are keeping the family tradition alive with help from Roy's wife Kelly and children Brooke & Cody and Earl's wife Kat and daughters Isabella & Paige. The families travel and compete at many of the C+ Rodeo performances throughout the Western Canada rodeo season and are right along aside with the day to day tasks during the off season for this longtime BC rodeo contractor.

Photo Credit: Andrew Czink

Photo Credit: Andrew Czink

Some of our earliest involvement with the C+ Rodeos date back to the mid 1990's when you had such incredible four footed athlete's on the C+'s  "A string" like Action Cat, No Respect, She Devil, Blue Duck, K2, Kryptonite and Classic Cotton. These were tough rank stock that gave the cowboys at that time ...a run for their money.

Some early memories were of watching Williams Lake Andy Stuart ride eliminator bull NO RESPECT to an 85 point ride at a private venue. Andy was struck with the classic NO RESPECT move of getting jerked down and getting his bell rung with a temporary blackout. But he was good to go within the hour and was a happy cowboy with a big payout...thanks to NO RESPECT.

Photo Credit: Sarah McClary

Photo Credit: Sarah McClary

Another time included Classic Cotton in the late 1990's, CC was standing in the chute with the always charismatic Victoria cowboy Roddy Rimmer standing on the chute platform preparing to mount CC for their ride together in the Saddlebronc event during the Let'Er Buck Winter Series. CC felt to need to show Roddy how she felt about him with a few hard "love bites" down his arm. But you know what ? Roddy and Classic Cotton put on a bad ass 8 second show and Mr. Rimmer picked a nice cheque...thanks to Classic Cotton.

These stock are also a piece of the foundation that makes up the incredible C+ Rodeo stock that you see today !

Earl and Roy were given the honor of winning the Canadian Professional Bull Riders Association Stock Contractor of the year award, competing against some of the biggest companies in Canada.

C+ Rodeos’ stock is continually voted by the cowboys to attend the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton, as well as the finals rodeos for the British Columbia Rodeo Association, Northwest Rodeo Association, and the Chilcotin Rodeo Association, where they consistently win top stock awards; awards too numerous to list.

Years of careful observation and knowledge of their bulls and horses has contributed to a successful breeding program with the awards and industry respect to back it up ! 

Photo Credit: Sarah McClary

Photo Credit: Sarah McClary

The Smithers Rodeo Club is very pleased to have old friends - C+ Rodeos back for another year and many more to come ! Be sure to give the Call family a big "howdy" when you see them at the 2014 SRC rodeo event in conjunction with the 95th Bulkley Valley Exhibition.

Thanks again Roy & Earl Call and all of our 2014 SRC sponsors ! Without you, there would be no Smithers Rodeo ! 

More SRC Sponsor features coming soon !

Happy Trails 




RODEO Sponsor FEATURE: Sedaz Lingerie

Need a new pair of britches ? or some "ooh la la's" for the for your partner in crime ? We have a business for you, SRC is proud to have SEDAZ LINGERIE back again as a RAWHIDE sponsor for the August 21-23 2014 SRC event at the Smithers Rodeo Arena.

Sedaz Lingerie opened their doors on February 6th, 2012 at the Main Street location with rave reviews and continue to serve the Smithers area with new fresh men & women apparel and knowledgeable fashionista staff with an "eye" for finding that perfect fit !

Owner/Operator Amy Brandstetter has chosen to show her family's support by stepping up as one of the TEAM ROPING event sponsors ! Huge thanks for your generous support Brandstetter family  !

Mr & Mrs Brandstetter Sedaz Lingerie - Owner/Operators

Mr & Mrs Brandstetter

Sedaz Lingerie - Owner/Operators

Mrs. Brandstetter has her business - SEDAZ LINGERIE available for your viewing pleasure on many social media platforms and we hear there will be brand spanking new ONLINE store coming in the end of July 2014.

Be sure to check out the "ohh la la's"  !

Show the love and visit SEDAZ LINGERIE 

Facebook - Sedaz Lingerie

Instagram - Sedaz Lingerie

Twitter - @SedazLingerie

The event called Team Roping where two ropers try to beat the clock together in harmony with headin' and heelin' the same steer while getting an ideal time...Check out the team roping action at the Friday & Saturday BCRA Sanctioned rodeo in beautiful Smithers, along with all the other favorite rodeo events ! 

Thanks again Sedaz Lingerie and all of our 2014 SRC sponsors ! Without you, there would be no Smithers Rodeo ! 

More SRC Sponsor features coming soon !

Happy Trails 

 

RODEO Sponsor FEATURE: Shooting Star Amusements - A Family Business !

The SRC is proud to have Shooting Star Amusements back on board for the 2014 Smithers Rodeo !

The Shooting Star Amusements have been a crowd favorite from the first time they came to Smithers and we cannot wait until the fleet of amusement rides, exciting games and yummy classic fair munchies arrive in August ! Be sure to give them a huge #Smithers welcome when you see them ! 

Here is a snippet of the history of Shooting Star Amusements when it was formed back in 2002 with owners Joe & Brenda .....

Like most kids growing up in Vancouver, the owners of Shooting Star Amusements worked at the Pacific National Exhibition while attending School. Joe Medeiros, the President, of Shooting Star Amusements enjoyed his first job as a ride operator at the PNE. Joe quickly worked his way up to being the Assistant Superintendent of Maintenance for Playland.

Joe soon discovered that he enjoyed traveling, as the PNE sent him to other Midway locations throughout Canada and the United States to consult and set up spectacular amusement rides and roller coasters.
After 4 years with WCA, Joe and Brenda decided to go off on their own and become independent contractors during the annual PNE.
In 1992 Joe and Brenda joined Castle Amusements to further expand their games operation. The owners of Castle Amusements retired in 2002, at which time Joe and Brenda had the opportunity to purchase the equipment owned by Castle. They amalgamated their games operation and formed the company Shooting Star Amusements.

Visit the Shooting Star Amusements site here for the complete story of Joe, Brenda and the entire family at SSA. Do not forget to visit their Facebook Page, always lots of prizes and daily promotions leading up to the Bulkley Valley Exhibition 2014 ! 

Smithers Rodeo Club Thursday Night Bull-A-Rama (August 21, 2014 - Action Starts @ 6pm) is sponsored by Shooting Star Amusements. Come on down and visit the rodeo action for 3 hours and then mosey on over the BVX midway for the remainder of your evening ! Don't forget that Thursday Night is Midnight MADNESS ! with wristbands available ! (Check out SSA site for pricing here 

Also, check out the SSA various social media platforms....lots of awesome videos ! 

2014 SSA Hours of Operation at the #BVX

Thursday - 3pm to Midnight - MIDNIGHT MADNESS 

Friday - Open at 12:00 noon

Saturday - Open at 12:00 noon 

Sunday - Open 12:00 noon to 4:00pm

**Closing hours vary based on weather/conditions.

YouTube : Shooting Star Amusements

Thanks again Shooting Star and all of our 2014 SRC sponsors ! Without you, there would be no Smithers Rodeo ! 

More SRC Sponsor features coming soon !

Happy Trails 

 

2014 SRC Rodeo Clown Signed On - Jayson Charters

SRC NEWS UPDATE

Jayson Charters - 2014 Smithers Rodeo Club Clown Specialty Act in #Smithers

Jayson Charters - 2014 Smithers Rodeo Club Clown Specialty Act in #Smithers

The Smithers Rodeo Club is so excited to have Jayson Charters joining our team this year as the official 2014 SRC Rodeo Clown. Jayson is well known for his high energy & excitement in his performances and loves involving our fans !  

Ian Webster of the Merritt Herald composed a wonderful article about Jayson and how he is really a rodeo clown extraordinaire !

“He’s a spark plug. He never stops moving.”

Those were the words of one enthralled fan after witnessing for the first time the outrageous antics of rodeo clown Jayson Charters from Merritt.

Indeed, Charters’ performances are something to behold. All energy, excitement and eccentricity rolled into one. A chaotic blend of athleticism and hilarity that has audiences young and old splitting their sides laughing and begging for more.

It’s hard to believe that at the age of 42, Charters is a relative rookie at being a rodeo clown. With less than two years under his belt, he performs his routines like a seasoned veteran, and displays the timing and savvy of one who has spent a lifetime at his craft. Charters himself knows that he has at last found his true calling.

“It’s my destiny,” he says. “It’s where I was always meant to be. Everything in my life has brought me to this point.”

Please click here to read the entire article about Jayson Charters - Rodeo Clown 

 

Little 4:00 minute sneak peek at 2014 SRC Rodeo Clown - Jayson Charters' past acts and his thoughts about what it takes to be a rodeo clown in British Columbia rodeo ! Be sure to give Jayson a big ole' Smithereens welcome when you see him this year ! 

The rodeo dates are approaching fast folks ! The SRC is working hard everyday leading up to the performances on August 21-23 to ensure that you ! ..have an incredible rodeo action packed experience with #smithersrodeo ! 

HOT TOPIC !!

The SRC has made a decision to have Smithers Rodeo Club apparel available for our fans and competitors ! More details to come shortly ! Visit our SmithersRodeoClub FB page for up to minute info !

 

Happy Trails,

 

Cowgirls & Cowboys ! Thinking of Competing At The 2014 Smithers Rodeo ? Read This !

Attention Rodeo Competitors !

Are you still sitting on the fence about competing at the 2014 Smithers Rodeo presented by the Smithers Rodeo Club ?

Please take a moment read the SRC's rodeo events offered and the monies added for each event ! Also, the Smithers Rodeo has added 2 NEW events for the younger rodeo generation. Gotta keep the kids involved ! 

Smithers Rodeo Club

Thursday August 21, 2014

BULL-A-RAMA JACKPOT EVENT WITH $2500.00 Added 

Friday August 22 & Saturday August 23, 2014 

BCRA Sanctioned Rodeo at the Smithers Rodeo Arena

RODEO EVENTS WITH $1000.00 Added

Bareback 

Saddlebronc

Bull Riding

RODEO EVENTS WITH $750.00 Added

Tie Down Roping (Calf Roping)

Steer Wrestling

Ladies Barrel Racing

Team Roping

Breakaway Roping

RODEO EVENTS WITH $300.00 Added

Junior Steer Riding

Junior Barrel Racing

Junior Breakaway Roping - NEW SRC EVENT

PeeWee Barrel Racing - NEW SRC EVENT

 

Smithers Rodeo Club - Monies Added Events

The ever popular C+ Rodeos is back again for this years event providing world class stock for you, the rodeo athlete. Much more competitor info coming your way ! 

Follow us on Facebook to receive important venue updates ! 

Happy Trails,

~SRC Insider






Howdy all !

Welcome to the Smithers Rodeo Club website.  Please take the time to go through the various pages dedicated to rodeo in Smithers! On this site you will learn terminology, rules and see how the rodeo stock is cared for and raised.

Also on this site are links to our valued sponsors, many of whom have been with us since we re-kindled the club in 2002!  You will also find links to our associationin partnership; the Bulkley Valley Exhibition (95 years young) and the BC Rodeo Association who is our sanctioning body for the rodeo.
Smithers rodeo is one of 20 plus rodeos held in BC each year with cowboys and cowgirls travelling from one end of the province to another to attend.   New for this year we have added two new events to our rodeo lineup; Pee-Wee barrels for the under 10 year olds and junior breakaway roping.   Besides new competitors in these events you will see their siblings and parents competing as well.  Rodeo truly is a family sport!
Take a glance at our entertainment this year, our half time show is Niki Flundra, horsewoman extraordinaire; who is a 7x NFR performer!   For those of you who take in our popular Rodeo dance on Saturday night after the rodeo performance; we are pleased to be bringing in The Johnson Bros, they promise to country rock n roll us all night long.  They will also be playing at the fair on Friday and Sunday for anyone who isn’t going to attend the dance.
Watch for our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SmithersRodeoClub) which will be interactive with this website and the blog, keeping you informed of all things rodeo and fair related.  We will be featuring different sponsors there weekly and keep you up to date on the great rodeo program prizes that you can win at the rodeo.

Come on down and join the family fun at the Smithers Rodeo this year !

Come on down and join the family fun at the Smithers Rodeo this year !


Hope to see you all at the 95th BVX and Smithers Rodeo this year! Thanks for looking….

Happy trails,
Jan McClary 
Smithers Rodeo Club 
President 2014