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This site includes the Kamloops Cowboy Festival, the BCCHS Scholarships, the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame, the Joe Marten Memorial Award for the Preservation of Cowboy Heritage in BC, a quarterly Newsletter, and an About the BCCHS page. The latter includes the BCCHS mandate and membership information.

This is a big site so sit back, take your time, and enjoy!

Last updated at 12:00 PM March 31st, 2019


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Kamloops Cowboy Festival Review is now on line 2019 review here. It includes photos from Donna Smith and Jerry Stainer that are posted on Face Book
See Donna's here     See Jerry's here.

Mag Mawhinney was the recipient of the 2019 Joe Marten Memorial Award for the Preservation of Cowboy Heritage in BC and she was presented the award Saturday night, March 16th at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival. Mag's bio and photo have now been added to the "Recipient" page. This and all the information about the award can be found on the Heritage Award page.

The February issue of our newsletter is now on-line - see: Newsletter.
This issue, at least in the paper form, is the program for the 2019 Kamloops Cowboy Festival and covers everything that happens at the Festival. In this on-line version we've added a couple of features as well, including the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame 2019 inductees, info on the next Spirit of the West Cruise, and a book review of Miles Kingdon's new book. Enjoy!

The names of the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees for 2019 have now been released.
See BC Cowboy Hall of Fame for details.

The winners of four $500 student scholarships are now posted on the Scholarship page.
Follow the link that goes to 2019 winners.

Next year's Kamloops Cowboy Festival will be March 19th to 22nd, 2020.
Tickets will go on sale November 1st.

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Canadian Heritage has a web site designed to help Canadians to access general heritage and museum content on the history of ranching in British Columbia.
Click here to go to their web site

The BC Cowboy Heritage Society
Box 137, Kamloops, BC, Canada, V2C 5K3
Email: cowboys@bcchs.com


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