Improvements, events added to Black Gold Rodeo

It is not quite time to saddle up for the Leduc Black Gold Rodeo but the rodeo association is already working hard...

Black Gold Rodeo opening ceremonies 2016.

It is not quite time to saddle up for the Leduc Black Gold Rodeo but the rodeo association is already working hard to make 2017 the best rodeo it can possibly be.

“We’re trying to make it better and better all the time,” said association president Dave Rock.

The Black Gold Rodeo Association recently held its rodeo gala on Feb. 17 to thank sponsors and community supports for their interest and investment in the beloved event.

“The gala went really well. We had lots of positive response from the city and the county,” said Rock.

“People are very appreciative of what we did,” he added.

Rock says sponsorship is slightly down this year due to the tough economy and those looking to add their support to the Leduc Black Gold Rodeo can contact the association

The 2017 Leduc Black Gold Rodeo takes places June 1 to 4 at the Leduc Recreation Centre.

Improvements to the rodeo include the introduction of men’s wild horse races and West Coast Amusements for the midway. “We’ve got a bigger midway this year,” said Rock.

The rodeo association was looking to re-instate the royalty competition program for the 2017 year, however, the sole competitor withdrew from the competition. “We’re going to have a queen competition for next year,” said Rock.

The Leduc Black Gold Rodeo Association started it’s rodeo royalty program in 1968 but has not crowned a representative since 2000.


Just Posted

Cow feeding economics for the 2019-20 winter season

Keep in mind prrice and availability of feed

Boat and trailer purchase necessary, hears county council

Several departments needed a better boat says CAO

Hot Habanero jelly good for a get-together

Homemade applesauce recipe in this week’s kitchen

First Nations given max compensation for Ottawa’s child-welfare discrimination

2016 ruling said feds didn’t give same funding for on-reserve kids as was given to off-reserve kids

Branco, Blatz-Morgan win City of Wetaskiwin by-election race Sept. 11

Branco records 761 votes, Blatz-Morgan 688: unofficial results

Fashion Fridays: 10 effortlessly stylish items for fall

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Red Deer Rebels drop preseason tilt to Tigers 5-3

Rebels fail to score after three first period goals

Canada Post has unfair advantage in distributing flyers: news group

Crown corporation argues newspapers, private operators deliver majority of flyers in Canada

Western Canadian Baseball team, stadium coming to Sylvan Lake

The Town announced they are finalizing an agreement to have a WCBL team in the future sports park

Sylvan Lake’s rainbow crosswalk defaced with homophobic message

The crosswalk was repainted Thursday morning to remove traces of the spray-painted words

Mounties lay secrets-law charges against one of their own

Cameron Ortis has been charged under the Security of Information Act

Canadian bobsledder Kaillie Humphries files lawsuit in bid to race for U.S.

Two-time world champion wants to expedite release from national team after filing harassment claims

Absent Trudeau is main target in leaders’ first election debate

Vying for third place, both NDP and Green leaders paint Liberals and Tories as establishment parties

Moose breaks into Fort St. John school district office

Conservation officers found the animal and determined it was fine, ‘all things considered’

Most Read