The Hand­hills Lake Stam­pede “100”

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There is a rodeo that’s been go­ing on for now a hundred years Where peo­ple come from all around to watch and clap and cheer.

The rodeo was born in 1917 at the lake’s south end on Jack Miller’s place For the Red Cross, 3200 dol­lars was raised, those folks set quite a pace

My Un­cle, Day lenfesty en­tered that first rodeo to have a lit­tle fun When the arena dust had set­tled, the sad­dle bronc event he had won

To­day the grounds are nes­tled in the hills west side of the Hand­hills Lake No one knew, oh so long ago... the mark... this small rodeo would make

From all over the Cana­dian West and across the Medicine line Cow­boys came to be the best that day, to say the cham­pi­onship is mine

Con­tes­tants come with fam­ily names that were known in days of old Guys like But­ter­field and Daines, Cas­sidy, Shields, Williamson and Vold

There’s also stock that left their mark, the could buck you to the turf Cal­gary Stam­pede horses, Cindy Rocket, Red Wing, Guilty Cat, Also Papa Smurf

And the bulls that bucked in this arena man,... they could dis­as­ter Gir­letz brought the best they had, Ott, Dou­ble Ott, Walk On and Blaster

Cow­boys aren’t the only ones to come, the girls they show up too Those bar­rel rac­ing ladies, they are cow­girls through and through

In days gone by the big wag­ons rolled... and when the teams were set The an­nouncer called out names like Stran­quist, Glass, Cos­grave and Flett

So come on out and set up your camp, stay the week­end, watch it all You will en­joy the show my friend, you’re go­ing to have a ball

The events are close up and per­sonal and you might eat a lit­tle dirt But the at­mos­phere makes you part of it and a lit­tle dust won’t hurt

Yes folks the Hand­hills Lake has a rodeo that’s now a hundred year Ev­ery­one is wel­come, so come, en­joy the day, and have your­self a beer

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