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.
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 !