The Rockyford Lion’s 62nd Annual Rodeo takes place this weekend (July 26, 27 and 28). Things get underway on Friday with slack starting at 11 a.m., Chariots and Chucks at 6:30 p.m. and the free family dance in the arena at 9 p.m. Saturday begins with a free pancake breakfast at 7 a.m., followed by the Parade on Main Street at 10 a.m. Rodeo events will start at 12:30 p.m., Barbecue Beef Supper at 5 p.m., chariots and chucks at 6:30 p.m. and the Cabaret featuring TC & Company starts at 9 p.m. (18 years and older). Sunday morning from 8-10 a.m. the Rockyford Library will be having their fundraiser breakfast on the grounds. Rodeo will begin at 10 a.m. with chariots and chucks to go at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy your weekend everyone.
Birthday greetings to those of you celebrating this week are sent to: Anne Munchrath, Avery Kathol, Dani Clyne, Butch Katterhagen, Jace Mullen, Sharon Melcher and Tricia Stinn. Happy Anniversary to; Andy and Amanda Cammaert, April and Justin Geeraert and to anyone else celebrating a special occasion this week.
Time is running out to sign up for Drama Camp at the Rockyford Library. The camp runs between July 29 and August 2 with a performance on the last day. Workshops are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is a nominal fee. A huge thank you to Wheatland Family and Community Support Services for their ongoing financial support of local programming.
The Rockyford Library will be showing the Rockyford Centennial photo presentation on Thursday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. Please join us for coffee and conversation.
Get out of the heat and enjoy popcorn and a movie on Wednesday, July 24 at 3 p.m. This week’s feature is How to Train Your Dragon: A Hidden World.
The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition (TREX) Beyond the Patch: Stories from Wood Buffalo will be arriving at the Rockyford Library on July 25. Through their drawings, paintings, and photographs local artists share their experience living in the region and invite viewers to see beyond the conventional pipeline storyline offering opportunities for the creation of new and more profound narratives.
The Rockyford Library paint nights and family paint nights are on hold until September.
If you have any news or events you would like to see in this column, please give me a call at 533-3930 or send me an email to [email protected] gmail.com by Friday afternoon.
Have a great week everybody and Happy Rodeo!