The 96th Dawson Creek Exhibition and Stampede is going this week. It starts Aug. 8 and will run to Sunday, Aug. 12.
The gates are open from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. Thursday to Sunday. The Stampede will feature midway rides, the Canadian Pro Rodeo Tour, Western Chuckwagon Racing and World Professional Chuckwagon Racing.
Stephen Culling of Fort St. John is currently leading the Canadian Pro Tour in steer wrestling with 465 points, just 20 ahead of Chance Butterfield. With seven of the 10 rodeo stops over with, a win close to home would go a long way in helping Culling clinch the title.
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