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The Cowboy Times
2019 Vol #2 - May

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BC Cowboy Hall of Fame 2019

Cowboy Times History
2019 Joe Marten Award
Gary Fjellgaard Tour
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From the Editors

Kathy and Mark McMillan

Kathy and Mark McMillan

The 23rd Annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival, March 14th to 17th, 2019, is now behind us and in this issue you'll find a wrap up article ... it was indeed another great Festival.

When I did the web site link to past issues, and numbered this issue, I thought number 80 ... wow! Then I thought ok maybe we need to do a little article in this issue about the history of the "Cowboy Times" so I did ... I can't believe we've been doing this that long!

As well as the review on the Festival, including some photos, you'll also find a little about both the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, and an article on the Joe Marten Award presentation ... and the latest information on the up-coming Spirit of the West Cruise which we will be on :-). Enjoy!

Kathy & Mark McMillan, Editors,   msprings@bcinternet.net


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From the President

Mark McMillan

May 2019, Pres report by Mark McMillan

From the President, Mark McMillan

I'm writing this pre-election so by the time you read it I might not be the president any more. Our AGM and general meeting were held on May 11th in Kamloops and I'll up-date you (or someone will) as to the election results in the next issue.

This pres report is written for the AGM and is a brief wrap up of the past year. I think all in all it was another good year and I think we accomplished everything we set out to do ... which is pretty much the same as we've done every year for the past couple of decades.

Basically, in fulfilling our mandate, we awarded the annual student scholarships and the Joe Marten Award. We also inducted a few more cowboys and/or families and ranches into the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame, and ran another successful Cowboy Concert in 100 Mile House as a fund raiser. Not to mention another super, and successful Kamloops Cowboy Festival. We also hit issue number 80 of the on-line Cowboy Times! Hard to believe ... 23 Festivals and right around 100 newsletters.

All in all another great year and all because of a great bunch of volunteers ... a huge thanks to you - all of you.

Mark McMillan, President, BCCHS,   cowboys@bcchs.com


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Members: The BC Cowboy Heritage Society would like to thank you for your support over the past year. We hope you will continue supporting the society by renewing your membership annually. Membership information, and a membership form, can be found on our web site at: www.bcchs.com/membership.html

BCCHS Memberships
If you're not a member but are interested in what we do to preserve cowboy heritage in BC, then you should think about joining. There are no commitments whatsoever and your $20 membership ($30 for a family and $100 for corporate) would be greatly appreciated. Membership dollars go towards the society's administrative costs.


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The Horse Barn

The Horse Barn's web site is: www.horsebarncanada.com.


The Horse Barn!

We are so glad to have the Horse Barn as a major sponsor of the Kamloops Cowboy Festival.

Festival Tickets will available
at the Horse Barn!


The Horse Barn - Rafter HB!

The Horse Barn
517 Mt Paul Way
Kamloops, BC, V2H 1A9


The Horse Barn Entertainment!

The pre-Festival entertainment at the Horse Barn this year was awesome! Thanks to Mike Dygert for putting together a schedule and organizing the entertainment at the Horse Barn. The Horse Barn said that the store was packed the whole time and that folks were not only enjoying the Festival performers that made an appearance, but were also shopping ... this is what we like to hear!

The basic schedule for the entertainment at the Horse Barn was Thursday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Friday March 15th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and Saturday March 16th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The host as always was the Gordie West Band.


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The 2019 Kamloops Cowboy Festival

Twenty-three consecutive years and again virtually no complaints ... and a ton of amazing compliments! Everything went along all weekend without any hiccups and in the eyes of the organizers everything was great. People always say "the best one yet" but this year I actually thought that the entertainment could be there.

The trade show is down in size a bit but the exhibitors that were there did well and went home happy. The art show received some great compliments including this one from a couple that are regular attendees, "The Art Show was tremendous! The artists are truly amazing and really portray the western way of life very well. Keeping our heritage alive!". The daytime entertainment time slots in the two venues were staggered this year which made it easy for the audience to find the time to browse through both the art show and trade show without any huge crowds. This also worked out better for both the concession and bar, too.

The weekend was one of the nicest, weather wise, we've seen for a few years, too, making travel easy from all directions. The majority of the audience comes from Alberta but quite a few made the trip from Vancouver Island, the Peace, the Cariboo and Chilcotin, and the Lower Mainland.

The winners of the art show are as follows: Flat work, Best in Show: Wayne Larsen - "High Bar"; Runner Up: Stefanie Travers - "Ever Learning Forward"; Honourable Mention: Debbie Lund - "Through the Ya Ha Tinda". Sculpture, Best in Show: Reg Parson - "Honey We're Rich"; Runner Up: Nathan Scott - "The Ten Second Tornado". Photography, Best in Show: Bree Patterson - "Hereford Morning"; Runner Up: Bree Patterson - "Longhorn"; Honourable Mention: Bree Patterson - "Waterer". The People's Choice Award went to Debbie Lund for "Through the Ya Ha Tinda". See photos below ...

The first of the annual BC Cowboy Hall of Fame induction ceremonies took place Friday night, March 15th where the inductees were; the Moon Family - Family, the Gun Granberg Ranch - Century Ranch, Hilbert DeLeeuw - Ranching Pioneer and the DeLeeuw Ranch - Century Ranch.

On Saturday, March 16th, during the main feature evening show the Joe Marten Award for the Preservation of Cowboy Heritage in BC was presented to Cowboy Poet and Song Writer Mag Mawhinney - a very deserving regular at the Festival.

The committee says they cannot express enough thanks to all that took part in making the 23rd Annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival another great success: sponsors, entertainers, exhibitors, artists, audience, and the amazing volunteers!

So next year will be the 24th Annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival, March 19th to 22nd, 2020. Don't forget tickets go on sale November 1st, 2019. What will we see as the Festival moves forward towards its 25th anniversary in 2021?

Kamloops Cowboy Festival photos from Donna Smith and Jerry Stainer are now posted on Face Book: See Donna's here     See Jerry's here.


The Art of the West Show and Sale

Every year the Kamloops Cowboy Festival is host to the Canadian Cowboy Country magazine sponsored Art of the West Show and Sale, a juried western art show. Artists from all over North America can submit a sample of their work to a committee where it is reviewed and either rejected or accepted for display and judging at the art show during the Festival.

The Art of the West Show and Sale has three categories in which artists can enter that include; Flat work which can be a drawing or painting in oil, water colour, acrylic, pastel, graphite, or mixed media; Sculpture of a resilient medium (not wax, putty, etc) which usually includes bronzes, wood, clay and/or ceramic figures, but could be any three dimensional object; and original photography.

The Art of the West Show and Sale

Entries in each category in the art show are judged and prize money and rosettes are presented to the winning artists ... a rosette and $450 for best of show, a rosette and $350 for runner up, and a rosette for honourable mention for the third place piece. There is also a "People's Choice Award" rosette which is given to the entry with the most votes from the public at the show.

The 23rd Annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival once again had some spectacular entries and the winning artists in 2019 were as follows. Thanks to Jay Armitage for the following photos that will all enlarge if you click on them.

Flat work
Best in Show:
Wayne Larsen - "High Bar"
Runner Up:
Stefanie Travers - "Ever Learning Forward"
Honourable Mention:
Debbie Lund - "Through the Ya Ha Tinda"

Best in Show: Wayne Larsen - High Bar
Best in Show

Runner Up: Stefanie Travers - Ever Learning Forward
Runner Up

Sculpture
Best in Show: Reg Parson - "Honey We're Rich"
Runner Up:
Nathan Scott - "The Ten Second Tornado"

Best in Show - Reg Parson - Honey We're Rich
Best in Show

Runner Up - Nathan Scott - The Ten Second Tornado
Runner Up:

Photography
Best in Show:
Bree Patterson - "Hereford Morning"
Runner Up:
Bree Patterson - "Longhorn"
Honourable Mention:
Bree Patterson - "Waterer"

Best in Show: Bree Patterson - Hereford Morning
Best in Show

Runner Up - Bree Patterson - Longhorn
Runner Up

People's Choice Award
Debbie Lund for "Through the Ya Ha Tinda"

People's Choice Award - Debbie Lund for Through the Ya Ha Tinda
People's Choice Award

 


In case you missed it, the 2019
Kamloops Cowboy Festival line-up was as follows:

Biographies and photos for the following are available on the Entertainers Bios and Photos.

  • Alan Moberg
  • Ben Crane
  • Bernadette Ducharme
  • Bryn Thiessen
  • Charlie Ewing
  • Dave McLure
  • Ed Wahl
  • Gary Allegretto

  • Gordie West
  • Hugh McLennan
  • Jean Prescott
  • Jim McLennan
  • Jocelyn Winterburn
  • Larry Krause
  • Linda Nadon

  • Mag Mawhinney
  • Matt Robertson
  • Mike Dygert
  • Michael Fleming
  • Mikki Daniel
  • Tim Hus
  • Tom Swearingen


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The BCCHS & Mike Puhallo Memorial Student Scholarships

This year we awarded four $500 Student scholarships. The written entry winner is Selah Schmaltz, of Dawson Creek for her short story titled: A Monologue About My Favourite Cowboy. Kavita George of Surrey won the art category with a water colour painting. The committee chair is Sharlene Puhallo.

In the Mike Puhallo Memorial Student Scholarships two winners out of 36 entries were picked by the judges: Rachel Krispin, from Edmonton, Alberta with "An Old Classic Cowboy" was the 1st place winner and Cody Anne Kjell, from Dundas, Ontario with "Within the Crackling Embers" was in 2nd place. The judges were Sharlene Puhallo, Dave Longworth, and Rod Miller.

All of the winning entries were acknowledged at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival during the main evening feature show on Saturday in the Ball Room and their entries can be seen / read on the Scholarship page at www.bcchs.com.

The entry deadline is December 31st and entry information and an entry form can be found on the scholarship page of this website.


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The History of the Cowboy Times

The first issue of the Cowboy Times came out as the program for the first Kamloops Cowboy Festival in 1997. In January of 1998 the first edition of a newsletter came out, simply called, BC Cowboy Heritage Society Newsletter. Stu Holmes was the producer and inside there was a paragraph titled "Need a Name for the Newsletter". It asked the suggestions to be sent to Connie Falk. I guess suggestions came in because the next issue in Spring 1998 was called the Hitch'n Post.

In March of 1998, as well as the newsletter, the Cowboy Times was produced again, as the program for the Cowboy Festival. The Hitch'n Post continued as a quarterly newsletter and the Cowboy Times continued as the Festival program through 1999 and 2000.

January 1998 the first addition of a BCCHS newsletter             Spring 1998 was called the Hitch'n Post

The first Cowboy Times
March 1997
The first Cowboy Times was March 1997
was a full size newspaper

Left - January 1998 the first edition of a BCCHS newsletter

Right - Spring 1998 was called the Hitch'n Post

The first On-line issue
January 2001
The first On-line issue January 2001 was printed was printed on 8.5
was printed on 8.5" x 11"
regular paper

As I look back through the past issues I can't tell when Stu Holmes passed the newsletter on to me, but I do know that I was definitely doing it from 2001 on. Up to the fall of 2000 the Hitch'n Post was either 2 or 3 full sheets of paper folded in half and stapled in the middle to form a 5 inch by 8 inch booklet. In January, 2001 the Hitch'n Post was a full 8.5 in x 11" and it was sub-titled, "The BC Cowboy Heritage Society's first online newsletter!" ... it was six pages and printed right off the website. This issue was called 2001 Vol #1 - January - February. It now came out every two months with the second issue being 2001 Vol #2 - March-April. This issue was in full colour, but again full size and printed off the web site.

The Hitch'n Post
May / June 2001
The Hitch'n Post May / June 2001 went back to a 5.5
back to a
5.5" x 8.5" booklet

The NTSJ took over layout
and printing in December 2005
The NTSJ took over layout and printing in December 2005 still as a full size newspaper
still as a full size newspaper

The May / June 2001 issue went back to the black and white 5.5" x 8.5" booklet type and this continued till the fall of 2003 ... but now it was up to 8 full pages folded to make the 16 page newsletter, still called the Hitch'n Post. Every year the Cowboy Times was still printed as the Festival program in addition to the Hitch'n Post.

In December of 2003 the Festival program and the newsletter were combined and the Hitch'n Post name was dropped ... now both the newsletter and the program were titled the Cowboy Times. It then turned in to a quarterly newsletter of 4 pages with one issue being 12 pages and designated to the Festival as it's program. The on-line version continued and both are as we know them today.

From 2003 to 2005 the printed version was part of a Kamloops paper called "Passport to Kamloops" and in December, 2005 the North Thompson Star Journal took over the layout and printing, and with a far bigger distribution number, and they are still doing it for us today.

The Cowboy Times has been produced for 23 years and the newsletter for 22 years! Hope you've enjoyed every issue!

This article was put together by Mark as accurately
as possible using the archived copies for reference.

The Cowboy Times has been produced for 23 years and the newsletter for 22 years
23 years later ...


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The 2019 BC Cowboy Hall of Fame
Kamloops Inductees

There were two BC Cowboy Hall of Fame induction ceremonies again this year with the first being at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival Friday evening, March 15th. Sponsor Dougie Haughton, AKA John Deer Doug, was on hand to present the plaques to the inductees.

Family photos were taken by Jerry Stainer right after they received their plaques. The Inductees (left to right in the photos) were: The Moon Family (as a Family), The Gun Granberg Ranch (as a Century Ranch), and Hilbert DeLeeuw and DeLeeuw Ranch (as a Ranching Pioneer and a Century Ranch).

Doug Haughton, Darlene DeLeeuw, Mark McMillan
Doug Haughton, Darlene DeLeeuw, Mark McMillan

The Moon Family was inducted into the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame as a Family
The Moon Family

The Gun Granberg Ranch was inducted into the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame as a Century Ranch
The Granberg Family

The DeLeeuw Ranch was inducted into the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame as a Century Ranch
The DeLeeuw Family

The 2019 BC Cowboy Hall of Fame
Williams Lake Inductees

The second induction took place at the beginning of the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo on April 28th following a get together hosted by the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin in Williams Lake. Janice Sapp, Museum president, was on hand to present the plaques to the inductees.

Family photos were taken at the Museum get together and Sharon MacDonald took photos for us at the presentation. The Inductees (left to right in the first row of photos) were: Lawrence Elkins (for Competitive Achievements), Phillip Camille (as a Working Cowboy), and Willie Crosina (for Builder of Western Culture).

The Museum had this cake made
The Museum had this cake made
Lawrence Elkins, Willie Crosina, Keray Camille

Lawrence Elkins was inducted into the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame for Competitive Achievements
Lawrence Elkins group

Phillip Camille was inducted into the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame as a Working Cowboy
Phillip Camille group

Willie Crosina was inducted into the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame for for Builder of Western Culture
Willie Crosina group

photo by Liz Twan
Roy Mulvahill transported the inductees and Royalty to the Rodeo by hirse and wagon
Helen and Red Allan
at the Museum's reception

photo by Liz Twan
Stampede Royalty, Mark (BCCHS president), Willie, Lawrence, Keray, Kelly Walls (Indoor Rodeo President), Janice Sapp (Museum President)
Laurin Hurd, 2018 Williams Lake Stampede Queen, Mark, Emilie Nichols, 2018 Williams Lake Stampede Princess

Lawrence Elkins and David Maurice (2018 inductee)
Lawrence Elkins and
David Maurice (2018 inductee)

Roy Mulvahill transported the inductees and Royalty to the Rodeo by hirse and wagon
Roy Mulvahill transported the inductees and Royalty to the Rodeo by horse and wagon

Stampede Royalty, Mark (BCCHS president), Willie, Lawrence, Keray, Kelly Walls (Indoor Rodeo President), Janice Sapp (Museum President)
Stampede Royalty, Mark (BCCHS president), Willie, Lawrence, Keray, Kelly Walls (Indoor Rodeo President), Janice Sapp (Museum President)

Willie Crosina was inducted into the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame for for Builder of Western Culture
Mark, Keray, Willie, Lawrence, Janice


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Mag Mawhinney Receives Joe Marten Memorial Award

On Saturday, March 16th, during the main evening feature show in the Ball Room at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival the winner for the 2019 Joe Marten Award was announced.

The mandate for the BC Cowboy Heritage Society is to Promote and Preserve Cowboy Heritage in the Province of British Columbia. To help accomplish this, a new award was started in October 2006 in memory of the late Joe Marten. It is to be awarded to someone who has been influential in the promotion and/or preservation of Cowboy / Western Heritage in the Province of BC. The 2019 Recipient is the very deserving Mag Mawhinney. You can read more about Mag on the "Heritage Award" page of this web site under "Recipients".

Mag Mawhinney Receives Joe Marten Memorial Award
Mag Mawhinney

Nomination information and a nomination form can be found on the Heritage Award page. This award is presented to an individual based on the following criteria, guidelines, and/or suggestions: Nominees must be, or have been, a BC resident and material must be BC related. A nominee does not have to be a working cowboy (working cowboys should be passed on to the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame). Nominees must be, or have been, influential in the promotion and/or preservation of cowboy / Western Heritage in the Province of BC.


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The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin

presents the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame

Museum Logo

The Museum is located in Williams Lake, BC. For information on the Museum, and what it displays inside, check out their web site at: www.cowboy-museum.com


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Sons of the Pioneers Celebrate 85 years ... with Canadians!!

That's right ... these singing cowboy legends will return to Alberta and Saskatchewan this June. They'll be doing a 10 day tour with 11 concerts, wow! They'll do nine concerts in Alberta and two more in Saskatchewan (schedule below).

Roy Rogers started the Sons of the Pioneers in 1934 and it's really great to see that his son, Roy Rogers Jr, AKA Dusty Rogers, joined the band last year and not only adds one of the harmony parts but also MCs the show. He says, "I am pleased to finally be a member of the band that my Dad founded in 1934. What an honor and pleasure it is for me to be able to join this talented group in order to continue the legacy."

Roy Rogers Jr, AKA Dusty Rogers!!
Roy Rogers Jr, AKA Dusty Rogers

Tommy Nallie, the current Trail Boss has been with the Sons since 1983!!
Tommy Nallie

The group has performed continuously and uninterruptedly for 85 years. Of course members have changed over the years but there has always been someone(s) that's been able to keep the consistency year after year. Starting off with Roy Rogers, Tim Spencer, and Bob Nolan (a Canadian, born in Winnipeg) they have had close to 50 members over the 85 year period. Tommy Nallie, the current "Trail Boss" has been with the group since 1983 (and before him his brother Luther was in the group from 1968). Ken Lattimore joined in 1998 and John Fullerton, Chuck Ervin, and Paul Elliot all joined last year.

Ken Lattimore joined the Sons in 1998!!
Ken Lattimore

Roy Rogers Jr, AKA Dusty Rogers!!
Sons of the Pioneers

(L to R) Paul Elliot, Tommy Nallie, Dusty Rogers, Chuck Ervin, John Fullerton, Ken Lattimore

The Sons of the Pioneers are not only known for their harmonies and songs, but they have been featured in close to 100 movies, radio and TV projects. Some of their songs have also been recorded and used by the likes of Bing Crosby, the Boston Pops, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Frankie Laine, Johnny Cash, Riders in the Sky, Michael Martin Murphy, and the Muppets! Recently the Coen Brothers have used two of the Sons' biggest hits; "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" in the movie "The Big Lebowski" and "Cool Water" in Clint Eastwood's "The Mule".

The Sons of the Pioneers have received more honours and awards than any other western music band including being inducted in to the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Western Music Association Hall of Fame and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. They were also named "National Treasures" by the Smithsonian Institute.

The Trail Boss, Tommy Nallie, says, "Every concert is pure Cowboy music packed with our timeless hits, solid western swing and a good measure of comedy and banter. Each of the six members share the vocals and instrumentals." Instruments played by the band include; lead and rhythm guitar, acoustic fiddles, mandolin, and of course the big upright bass.

Sons of the Pioneers 2019 poster with schedule
Sons of the Pioneers
2019 poster with schedule

Sorry if you're in BC you'll have to wait till 2020 (hopefully) or make the trip to the Prairies - it will be worth the drive! Check out the following schedule ... you might want to take in at least one of these upcoming concerts:

Alberta
June 12th - Leduc 7:30pm
June 13th - Lloydminster 7:30pm
June 14th - Red Deer 7:30pm
June 15th - Lethbridge 7:30pm
June 16th - High River 1:00pm
June 16th - Airdrie 7:30pm
June 17th - Camrose 7:30pm
June 18th - Olds 7:30pm
June 19th - Medicine Hat 7:30pm
Saskatchewan
June 20th - Moose Jaw 7:30pm
June 21st - Prince Albert 7:30pm

For more info see their web site at: www.sonsofthepioneers.org


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Alberta Cowboy Poetry Association - ACPA

Check it out at: www.albertacowboypoetry.com. If you're looking for a performer for an event, or if you are a performer looking to get booked for an event, then you'll find how on their web site. If it's a CD or book you need you'll find tons of them there, too! That's www.albertacowboypoetry.com.


Alberta Cowboy Poetry Association - ACPA

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Gary Fjellgaard
House Concert Tour ...
From the Okanagan to Prince George!

This is a fun idea and I'm really looking forward to hosting one of these up-coming house concerts. Gary said that a couple that he was on tour with one time, Blu & Kelly Hopkins, asked him if he'd ever thought of doing a house concert tour. He hadn't ... but he did. Blu and Kelly started the ball rolling and people / venues started to show interest. There are now eight concerts lined up over a one week period.

It takes a house, or venue of some sort, that is able to seat a minimum of 20 people and each person pays $20 which all goes to Gary. He brings his own sound system. The host can hopefully supply accommodation for the night for Gary and Lynne and provide a couple of meals. Try and find a Gary Fjellgaard concert where tickets are only $20!!

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In Concert - Gary Fjellgaard
In Concert - Gary Fjellgaard

Gary sends the promo info below for people hosting one of the
concerts but there's so much more ... Here's the schedule to date, too:

Juno Award winning Gary Fjellgaard

As Canadian As They Come
With the magic of lyrical imagery Gary draws on his western heritage to create songs of cowboy heroes, wind swept prairies, rushing ivers, the working man, and romance. A champion of vanishing values and frontier spirit, Gary sings of lone horsemen, verdant valleys and mountain trails.

May 29, 2019 Westsyde, BC
redandhelen@bcchs.com
May 30, 2019 Barnhartvale, BC
tunetimes@hotmail.com
May 31, 2019 Salmon Arm
Joanne.vivian9@gmail.com
June 01, 2019 Vernon
stevekaren@hotmail.com
June 02, 2019 108 Mile, BC
lcaune@shaw.ca
June 03, 2019 Meadow Springs 76 Mile, BC
msprings@bcinternet.net
June 04, 2019 Horsefly. BC
pharisromero@gmail.com
June 05, 2019 Sunset Theatre, Wells, BC
media@imarts.com

photo by Jerry Stainer
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Gary Fjellgaard at the 2018 Kamloops Cowboy Festival
Gary Fjellgaard at the 2018 Kamloops Cowboy Festival

Some of the above are private functions and won't allow any more guests ... but we've included contact information because some will. If you know the host then you may possibly be able to go. The Concert at Wells, and the one in Horsefly, will take more people so give them a shout if you want to go (a great excuse to go to Barkerville for a couple of days while you're there, too!) The one in Westsyde may take a couple more. The one here at Meadow Springs Ranch may take a few more if the weather is good (we will start a waiting list and let folks know a couple of days in advance).

Keep an eye on Gary's web site here: www.fjellgaard.bc.ca in case he adds more ... you never know!


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This Year's Cowboy Cruise is Coming Up Fast!!!

Ireland and the British Isles!!
August 29th to September 14th, 2019 the Spirit of the West Cruise will sail to; Dublin, Ireland; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland; Invergordon, Scotland; Edinburgh (South Queensferry), Scotland; Paris/Normandy (Le Havre), France; London (Southampton) England; Guernsey (St Peter Port) England; Cork, Ireland (Cobh-For Blarney Castle).

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Ireland and the Bristish Isles
Ireland and the British Isles

15 days in Europe with a 12 day cruise! Join Billie and Hugh and other passengers that have said that this cruise is on the top of their bucket list. This time on Princess Cruise's "Crown Princess"! An all new cruise for them where they'll see all new ports of call.

Download the 2019 Cruise Flyer PDF here

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Last year's Spirit of the West group
Last year's Spirit of the West group

For more info contact Megan, Karen or Jim at Cruise Vacations: 1-800-530-0131.
Or see the cruise page at: www.Hugh-McLennan.com


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Home of the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame!

Museum Logo

BC Cowboy, Ranching, and Rodeo Museum The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin is located in Williams Lake, BC and is the Home of the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame. It is located at the corner of 4th Avenue and Borland Street. Phone 250-392-7404 Email: mccwl@uniserve.com

We highly recommend a visit to the
Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin in Williams Lake!
Check out their web site - BC Cowboy, Ranching, and Rodeo Museum


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