The 19th Annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival has come and gone! All accounts at this point in time say that it was another great success and
we're already planning the 20th Annual for 2016 - including the fact that we've been promised a new buffet with different food and better selection for the Dinner
There's a wrap up of the 2015 Festival Here!
Donna Smith has posted photos on Face Book -
check them out here
The February issue of our newsletter in now on-line - see: Newsletter. There's a review of the
100 Mile House Cowboy Concert, an article on the BC Government "Cowboy Heritage Week" Proclamation, tons of information about
the upcoming 19th Annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival, and some pre-Festival info, too.
The BC Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees for 2015 have now been added to the web site.
See BC Cowboy Hall of Fame
and also see the archives page for a photo and a bios on each.
The Spirit of the West Rising Star Showcase will take place at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival March 12th to 15th. On the Musician
side we're full and on the Cowboy Poets - we can only take one more - so don't delay. Information is on the
Rising Star page.
The recipient of the Joe Marten Memorial Award for the Preservation of Cowboy Heritage in BC for 2014 is Ken Mather. The will be a presentation
of the award Saturday night, March 14th at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival. Information on Ken has now been posted on the
Heritage Award page under "Recipients".
Good News For Albertans!!
We've added an article to the newsletter - about Frontier Bus Lines and it's announcement that they will run their first
tour to the Cowboy Festival in March 2015!!
And the latest good news is that Carol Heuchan an Australian champion bush poet, and Doris Daley, named best
female cowboy poet in North American in 2004, will be riding on the bus to entertain on the way to and from Kamloops.
Information on the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame can be found here:
BC Cowboy Hall of Fame and the
Archives Page has photos and bios of all the inductees.
We're always looking for nominations for the Joe Marten
Memorial Award for the Preservation of Cowboy Heritage in BC. Anyone can make a nomination!
Heritage Preservation Award
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The 2014 Kamloops Cowboy Festival Trade Show was awesome!
See the list of exhibitors on the The Festival Trade Show Page!
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