North Thompson Fall Fair group taking over reins on New Year’s EveBullarama

Farm Kids Scholarship Fund to receive support from annual New Year’s Eve event in Barriere

The Annual New Year’s Eve Bullarama and dance at the North Thompson Agriplex is now a North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association event with a portion of the proceeds earmarked for the Farm Kids Scholarship Fund.

The Annual New Year’s Eve Bullarama and dance at the North Thompson Agriplex is now a North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association event with a portion of the proceeds earmarked for the Farm Kids Scholarship Fund.

It’s time to start ramping up for another New Year’s Eve Bullarama at the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere.

This will be the fourth annual event since its inception in 2012. It will also be a transition year, as the Farm Kids Scholarship Fund (the original event proponents and organizers) have now turned over the reins of the event to the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association (NTFFRA).

Due to the success of this New Year’s Eve event, the Farm Kids Fund have raised enough money over the last three years to establish their scholarship fund. They are now able to continue with the bursary for rural youth without all of the physical work involved in putting on this popular New Year event.

Farm Kids Fund representative Steven Puhallo says, “We’ve achieved our goal of setting up a fund for rural youth; and the folks at the NTFFRA have an excellent track record of putting on great events.  They will also be contributing some of the proceeds from this annual event into the Farm Kids Fund.”

What does the handing over of the reins to the NTFFRA mean for Bullarama?

“Actually, the event will remain the same venue as in past years,” says NTFFRA president Jill Hayward, “Bucking in the New Year with bulls, cowboys and country music is a unique experience and a great way to welcome a new year.  We are professionally sanctioned through Bull Riders Canada and we will have some of the best bullriders in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico participating again.”

Hayward says for this year the Farm Kids Fund are working with NTFFRA to smoothly transition the event.  “This year we also have a few additions to the show that everyone will enjoy – and great memories are waiting to be made,” says Hayward.

She also notes that the Bullarama will now be a major annual fundraiser for the NTFFRA to cover costs incurred while maintaining or improving the fairground facility.

Tickets are now available for this year’s New Year’s Eve professional bullriding and dance, and they make great stocking stuffers for Christmas.  Bullarama and Dance (19+): $50.00, Bullarama only: $30.00 (kids 12 and under free). Tickets are on sale at Barriere Country Feeds, the Star/Journal (Barriere), the Horse Barn in Kamloops, or Farm Kids Fund representative Steven Puhallo by going to: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/new-years-eve-professional-bull…

 

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