‘Cowboy Heritage Week’ proclaimed by B.C. for March 3 to 10, 2013

The Kamloops Cowboy Festival runs March 7 - 10, at the Calvary Temple in Kamloops

Exciting news for those who follow the “cowboy way” was announced at the 13th Annual 100 Mile House Cowboy Concert on Feb. 9.

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA, Donna Barnett, attended the evening show and presented a proclamation to concert organizer, and president of the BC Cowboy Heritage Society, Mark McMillan.

McMillan says he had approached the MLA in early January, saying the City of Kamloops declares Cowboy Heritage Week leading up to, and including the annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival, and that Washington State also declares a Cowboy Heritage Week for one of their Gatherings, so would it be possible for B.C. to do the same?

Barnett said she thought the idea was good, and that she would run it past the Minister. Three weeks later she phoned with the news, quite proud of the fact, saying “See government can do things quickly”.

The official proclamation uses wording such as;  “ … the ranching industry and cowboy heritage continue to play an important role in the economic, social, and cultural life in BC….  …BC has been home to a ranching industry for more than two centuries”, and, “… it is believed that all residents of British Columbia would wish to observe March 3 to 10, 2013, as a week that acknowledges the important role of the ranching industry and our cowboy heritage to the success of our province”.

The document is signed by Shirley Bond, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, and Lieutenant Governor of B.C. Judy Guichon.

When asked what this means to the BC Cowboy Heritage Society, McMillan answered, “This couldn’t be any closer to our mandate, which is to promote and preserve cowboy heritage in the province of B.C.  This is very exciting news for us, and we hope it becomes an annual proclamation leading up to the Kamloops Cowboy Festival every March.”

The Kamloops Cowboy Festival runs March 7 – 10, at the Calvary Temple in Kamloops.

Go to: www.bcchs.com for more information.




















Just Posted

Barriere Bottle Depot signage vandalized

Barriere RCMP say they are currently investigating two incidents of mischief against… Continue reading

TNRD director accuses Tiny House Warriors of harassment

Blue River director Stephen Quinn said the actions of the pipeline protesters need to be addressed

Convicted animal abuser to return to B.C. court May 21

Catherine Jessica Adams is facing a breach of probation charge

Drinking water advisory issued for infants in Barriere

District of Barriere advises water from the municipal system should not be used as drinking water for certain at risk populations, specifically bottle-fed infants due to levels of manganese

Special Council Meeting held May 13 in Barriere regarding current water situation

A Special Council Meeting of the District of Barriere Municipal Council was… Continue reading

‘Teams that win are tight’: B.C. Lions search for chemistry at training camp

The Lions added more than 50 new faces over the off-season, from coaching staff to key players

Growing wildfire prompts evacuation of High Level, Alta.

Chuckegg Creek fire has been burning for several day, but grew substantially Sunday

Top women’s hockey player Natalie Spooner coming to B.C.

Natalie Spooner special guest at annual Grindstone charity weekend in Kelowna

Take-home drug testing kits latest pilot to help curb B.C.’s overdose crisis

Researchers look to see if fentanyl testing could be a useful tool for those who use drugs alone

Facebook takes down anti-vaxxer page that used image of late Canadian girl

Facebook said that the social media company has disabled the anti-vaccination page

Search crews rescue kids, 6 and 7, stranded overnight on Coquitlam mountain

Father and two youngsters fall down a steep, treacherous cliff while hiking Burke Mountain

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

Rescue crews suspend search for Okanagan kayaker missing for three days

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

Most Read