The February issue of our newsletter in now on-line - see: Newsletter. There's a review of the
100 Mile House Cowboy Concert, an article on the BC Government "Cowboy Heritage Week" Proclamation, tons of information about
the upcoming 19th Annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival, and some pre-Festival info, too.
February 14th was Valentine's Day and was also the 15th Annual 100 Mile House Cowboy Concert! It was pretty much sold out and was a
great show! Tom Cole, Brian Salmond, Leslie Ross, and Jason Ruscheinsky were the entertainment.
For photos of the event see Donna Smith's
photos on Face Book
The BC Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees for 2015 have now been added to the web site.
See BC Cowboy Hall of Fame
and also see the archives page for a photo and a bios on each.
The Spirit of the West Rising Star Showcase will take place at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival March 12th to 15th. On the Musician
side we're full and on the Cowboy Poets - we can only take one more - so don't delay. Information is on the
Rising Star page.
The recipient of the Joe Marten Memorial Award for the Preservation of Cowboy Heritage in BC for 2014 is Ken Mather. The will be a presentation
of the award Saturday night, March 14th at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival. Information on Ken has now been posted on the
Heritage Award page under "Recipients".
Good News For Albertans!!
We've added an article to the newsletter - about Frontier Bus Lines and it's announcement that they will run their first
tour to the Cowboy Festival in March 2015!!
And the latest good news is that Carol Heuchan an Australian champion bush poet, and Doris Daley, named best
female cowboy poet in North American in 2004, will be riding on the bus to entertain on the way to and from Kamloops.
Information on the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame can be found here:
BC Cowboy Hall of Fame and the
Archives Page has photos and bios of all the inductees.
We're always looking for nominations for the Joe Marten
Memorial Award for the Preservation of Cowboy Heritage in BC. Anyone can make a nomination!
Heritage Preservation Award
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The 2014 Kamloops Cowboy Festival Trade Show was awesome!
See the list of exhibitors on the The Festival Trade Show Page!
Canadian Heritage has a web site designed to help Canadians to access general heritage and museum
content on the history of ranching in British Columbia.
Click here to go to their web site