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 half way to being full and on the Cowboy Poets - we can only take two 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".
The December issue of our newsletter in now on-line - see: Newsletter. There's a review of the
Chilliwack Mane Event, a new award from the Horse Barn for entertainers, a look at the up-coming 100 Mile House Cowboy Concert,
and a sneak preview of the 2015 Kamloops Cowboy Festival.
February 14th is Valentine's Day and it's also the day of the 15th Annual 100 Mile House Cowboy Concert! Tom Cole, Brian
Salmond, Leslie Ross, and Jason Ruscheinsky will be the entertainment. Tickets are cheaper than flowers or chocolates!
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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