Rodeo

Thousands attended Langley’s first ever professional rodeo at Langley Riders Society’s rodeo ground. Some enjoyed from the stands while many cheered from the grass area surrounding the rodeo arena. Riders who currently top the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association’s (CPRA) standings are competing at the Valley West Stampede (VWS). (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Thousands come to watch Langley’s first pro rodeo event

Biggest crowd ever at Langley Riders arena

 

Sheila Hicks president with vice president John Scotton at the Langley Riders Society’s rodeo arena located at 4303 208 St, Langley Twp. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley prepares for its first-ever professional rodeo show

Ground gets “massive upgrades” – ready to fit 2,000 spectators a day

 

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LETTER: Langley should cancel rodeo, not just omit some events

Planned rodeo events still cruel to animals, letter writer argues

  • Jun 26, 2022
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Black Press Media files)
Tyson Roberts of Quesnel holds on during the saddle bronc event at the B.C. High School Rodeo in Spring 2020. (Cassidy Dankochik photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Support pours in for seriously injured 16-year-old northern B.C. rodeo star

Tyson Roberts, 16, remains in Vancouver General Hospital

Tyson Roberts of Quesnel holds on during the saddle bronc event at the B.C. High School Rodeo in Spring 2020. (Cassidy Dankochik photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A local resident is calling on the Township to stop certain events at an upcoming rodeo, such as bronc riding, and instead plan an event that celebrates the horse. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley Township should cancel rodeo and host event celebrating horses

Letter writer joins BCSPCA and Humane Society is opposing planned autumn rodeo

  • Jun 17, 2022
A local resident is calling on the Township to stop certain events at an upcoming rodeo, such as bronc riding, and instead plan an event that celebrates the horse. (Black Press Media files)
Bull riding, seen here at the 2019 Cloverdale Rodeo, is one of the vents the SPCA says causes pain and distress to animals. (Black Press Media files)

Planned rodeo in Brookswood draws opposition from SPCA

Second animal rights organization to oppose the new rodeo event

Bull riding, seen here at the 2019 Cloverdale Rodeo, is one of the vents the SPCA says causes pain and distress to animals. (Black Press Media files)
The Cloverdale Rodeo has been cancelled for a third year in a row. A new small rodeo planned for Langley is drawing opposition from the Vancouver Humane Society. (Photo courtesy Cloverdale Rodeo)

Humane Society opposes planned Langley rodeo event

The rodeo is scheduled for the Labour Day weekend in Brookswood

The Cloverdale Rodeo has been cancelled for a third year in a row. A new small rodeo planned for Langley is drawing opposition from the Vancouver Humane Society. (Photo courtesy Cloverdale Rodeo)
Stacey Northey makes a turn during barrel racing at Langley Riders arena in 2020. According to rodeocanada.com, an entity called Valley West Stampede Society, led by former Cloverdale Rodeo board executive Rich Kitos, is set to bring a rodeo to Langley in September. (Ron McCarthy/Special to Black Press Media)

Rodeo comes to Langley for Labour Day weekend

Former Cloverdale Rodeo Association VP Rich Kitos listed as committee contact

Stacey Northey makes a turn during barrel racing at Langley Riders arena in 2020. According to rodeocanada.com, an entity called Valley West Stampede Society, led by former Cloverdale Rodeo board executive Rich Kitos, is set to bring a rodeo to Langley in September. (Ron McCarthy/Special to Black Press Media)
Organizers have made the difficult decision to cancel what was scheduled to be this year’s 30th Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo. (Photo submitted)

First BCRA-sanctioned rodeo cancelled due to COVID-19

President Kelly Walls said it is with heavy hearts that the WLIRA has made the decision

Organizers have made the difficult decision to cancel what was scheduled to be this year’s 30th Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo. (Photo submitted)
The association of Professional Bull Riders made helmets mandatory in 2013, but only for riders born after 1994. Helmets can decrease a head injury’s severity, but can’t necessarily prevent a concussion from occurring. This rider, pictured at the 2018 Cloverdale Rodeo, wears a cowboy hat. (Samantha Anderson)

Educational videos for rodeo athletes address concussions, mental health

Ty Pozzobon Foundation, Canadian Pro Sports Medicine Team produce series

The association of Professional Bull Riders made helmets mandatory in 2013, but only for riders born after 1994. Helmets can decrease a head injury’s severity, but can’t necessarily prevent a concussion from occurring. This rider, pictured at the 2018 Cloverdale Rodeo, wears a cowboy hat. (Samantha Anderson)
Vernon’s Clay Elliott, shown competing at the 2012 Calgary Stampede, is one of 19 featured cowboys in the Cloverdale Rodeo’s first-ever “cowboy calendar.”

‘Cowboy’ calendar to raise funds for Cloverdale Rodeo youth foundation

Calendar to feature shots of 2017 cowboys, proceeds to support Fraser Valley youth

Vernon’s Clay Elliott, shown competing at the 2012 Calgary Stampede, is one of 19 featured cowboys in the Cloverdale Rodeo’s first-ever “cowboy calendar.”
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