Barring any vengeance from Mother Nature, the Fort St. John Rodeo will return for a third year in a row. This year’s dates are June 14 to 16 at the North Peace Light Horse Association Rodeo Grounds.
Chad Chapple, with the organizing committee, says you can expect all the usual favourites like chuck wagons, bull riding, barrel racing, and saddle broncs to be back. Also planned is a wild horse race.
Like last year, Chapple is encouraging community groups to get involved in next month’s event. Close to $12,000 was given back to the community in 2018. Depending on the response, he feels that number could top $16,000 or higher.
“We’re all part of something, if you’re part of a dance group, if you’re part of Boy Scouts, if there is any way you can give back to make things better or grow, or make it better for the people behind you, then step up and do it.”
Outside of the arena, organizers are putting together an adults-only “in-town” party with a mechanical bull as the centrepiece. Money raised will go towards construction of a new grandstand roof.