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THE BC COWBOY HERITAGE SOCIETY

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 Cowboy Poetry Page, and an About the BCCHS page. The latter includes the BCCHS mandate, products for sale, and membership information. There is also a calendar of events which includes other Western / Cowboy type events, cowboy poets and their poetry, and the dates of some of the other Festivals and Gatherings!

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

Last updated at 9:30 AM December 18th, 2014

The 2015 Entertainment Line-up
for the Kamloops Cowboy Festival has now been posted.



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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 half way to being full and on the Cowboy Poets - we can only take three 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".




The December issue of our newsletter in now on-line - see: Newsletter. There's a review of the Chilliwack Mane Event, a new award from the Horse Barn for entertainers, a look at the up-coming 100 Mile House Cowboy Concert, and a sneak preview of the 2015 Kamloops Cowboy Festival.




February 14th is Valentine's Day and it's also the day of the 15th Annual 100 Mile House Cowboy Concert! Tom Cole, Brian Salmond, Leslie Ross, and Jason Ruscheinsky will be the entertainment. Tickets are cheaper than flowers or chocolates!   Read More --->




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


The BC Cowboy Heritage Society
Box 137, Kamloops, BC, Canada, V2C 5K3
Phone:1-888-763-2221
Email: cowboys@bcchs.com


 

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