Record attendance at Three Hills Cruise and Hand Hills Lake Stampede.
The sun was shining down as people from all over Alberta travelled to help celebrate the centennial Handhills Rodeo on the weekend of Friday, June 3.
The rodeo was opened by the Miller Family, descendants of Jack Miller, who started the rodeo one hundred years ago as a fundraiser for the Red Cross to help aid the war.
This year’s festivities included the Calgary Stampede royalty and show riders, all-pro Canadian chuckwagons and chariot races, and a full rodeo featuring Calgary Stampede stock.
There was also delicious food including pancake breakfasts, roast beef suppers and beef on a bun for anyone who needed nourishment.
Attendees of the rodeo probably suffered from a sunburn or two, as the weather reached highs of 26 degrees Celsius.
The unofficial winner of the Chuckwagon races is Wade Salmond of Weekes, Saskatchewan who finished the race with a time of three minutes and eleven seconds.
The biggest cash prize of the rodeo was taken home by Stetson Vest of Childress, Texas, who won $1,410.71 for his time of 8.2 seconds in Tie Down Roping.
The Hon. Kevin Sorenson, Member of Parliament for Battle River-Crowfoot, is advising local communities that the second intake of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) has been launched.
“This is part of Canada 150 Celebrates, the Government of Canada’s celebration of our country’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Western Economic Diversification Canada ( WD) is responsible for administering the program in Western Canada,” Sorenson says.
For CIP 150, the Government of Canada will invest in community infrastructure and projects that seek to renovate, expand and improve existing community infrastructure, with a focus on recreational facilities, projects that advance a clean growth economy, and projects with a positive impact on Indigenous communities.
Cultural and recreational infrastructure places, including community centres, parks and arenas, help make our communities feel like home. The deadline for applications under the second intake is June 22, 2016.
All information pertaining to the CIP 150, including eligibility can be found at http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/ eng/18872.asp.
“I encourage all local officials throughout Battle River-Crowfoot to visit the website and consider making an application,” Sorenson concludes.
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) Announces Second Intake