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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 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 4:00 PM May 4th, 2016

The May issue of our newsletter in now on-line - see: Newsletter. In this issue you'll find a wrap up story on the Festival as well as another story on what's in store for 2017. There's two CD reviews and a book review, and articles on the Festival Art Show, Rising Star Show Case and the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame inductions.


About Us


Hall of Fame

Heritage Award



Trade Show

Western Art Show

Rising Stars

2016 Entertainers


The 20th Annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival!!
Donna Smith's photos here: on her Face Book photo album.
Jerry Stainer's photos here: on his Face Book photo album.

The BC Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees for 2016 have now been added to the web site.
See BC Cowboy Hall of Fame and also see the archives page for a photo and bios on each.

The recipient of the 2015 Joe Marten Memorial Award for the Preservation of Cowboy Heritage in BC is Len Monical. The will be a presentation of the award Saturday night, March 19th at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival. Information on Ken has now been posted on the Heritage Award page under "Recipients".

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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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