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THE BC COWBOY HERITAGE SOCIETY

This site includes the Kamloops Cowboy Festival, the BCCHS Scholarships, the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame, the Joe Marten Memorial Award for the Preservation of Cowboy Heritage in BC, a Cowboy Poetry Page, and an About the BCCHS page. The latter includes the BCCHS mandate, products for sale, and membership information. There is also a calendar of events which includes other Western / Cowboy type events, cowboy poets and their poetry, and the dates of some of the other Festivals and Gatherings!

This is a big site so sit back, take your time, and enjoy!

Last updated at 9:30 AM August 31st, 2015

100 Mile House will Celebrate it's 50th Birthday
with a Free Cowboy Concert as part of the celebrations!
This free Cowboy Concert will be held in Centenial Park in 100 Mile House on Monday, July 20th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
Click here for more information



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Important Notice: The Annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival will be held on the THIRD weekend of March annually from now on (it was always the second weekend in the past). So the dates for 2016 are March 17th to 20th.




The 20th Annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival has new menues for all three nights at the Dinner Theatre Shows! Roast Beef plus other choices all 3 nights: 2016 Dinner Theatre Menu

There's a wrap up of the 2015 Festival Here!
Donna Smith has posted photos on Face Book - check them out here




The May issue of our newsletter in now on-line - see: Newsletter. There's a review of the Kamloops Cowboy Festival, the results from the Art of the West Show and Sale, results from the Spirit of the West Rising Star Show Case, all the info and photos of both of the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, and some information about the next cowboy cruise!




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!!
Frontier Bus Lines has announced that they will run their second tour to the Cowboy Festival in March 2016!! We will hopefully have some entertainers riding on the bus again, 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 2015 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


The BC Cowboy Heritage Society
Box 137, Kamloops, BC, Canada, V2C 5K3
Phone:1-888-763-2221
Email: cowboys@bcchs.com


 

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