Sorry, no Summer Stampede

letter to the editor from Steven Puhallo, president and founder of Farm Kids Scholarship Fund

Dear friends;

At the Farm Kids Scholarship Fund, our mandate is to raise funds through the production of events that promote agri-tourism and the western, rural lifestyle.

We’ve had two successful events so far with our New Year’s Eve Bullarama, and most recently with our Young Guns Bullarama.

Our next big project was to be our Summer Stampede on June 22-23. This was to include professionally sanctioned bull riding as the main event, along with other sanctioned rough stock events.

In discussion with our growing sponsorship group, they’ve been happy with our two events so far, and have asked us to focus on those (New Year’s Eve and Young Guns), with a future plan to an eventual summer event later on. Because of this we won’t be moving forward with our Summer Stampede project this year.

Our apologies to the fans we value and who have become so supportive of the professional level events we love to put on.

We’ve already started planning for our New Year’s Eve event which will be returning for its second year at the North Thompson Agriplex. For those of you who were with us for last year’s event, expect bigger special effects, larger capacity crowd, and a fully finished facility. For those of you who are planning to buck in the New Year for the first time with us; it’s going to be A LOT of fun! Check out event videos and keep up to date with us at

We want to thank the whole North Thompson community for supporting our events and believing in the Farm Kids Fund project. As long as you keep coming, we’ll keep putting them on!

All the best,

Steven L. Puhallo

President and Founder

Farm Kids Scholarship Fund