The Kamloops Cowboy Festival

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The BC Cowboy Heritage Society Proudly Presents

The 19th Anniversary!

The Kamloops Cowboy Festival

March 12th - 15th, 2015

Thursday & Sunday evenings are a
bonus for weekend pass holders

We've gained the reputation of being the

Biggest and Best Festival of its kind in Canada

as well as one of the best in North America!

Don't miss out on the Sunday performances:
Afternoon Rising Star Showcase finals!
Evening main feature dinner show!
See the Sunday evening Schedule for details!

We acknowledge the financial support of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters



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Newsletter 

Coming Events 

Trade Show 

Western Art Show 

Rising Stars 

2014 Entertainers 


Festival Raffle 

Ticket Info 

Entertainers 

Trade Show 

Art of the West

Accommodation 

Our headquarters and host hotel is the
Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre

All the hotels listed below are Festival sponsors and are giving special room rates for the Festival - tell them you're going to the Festival. see details!

We'll once again have a Thursday Evening Dinner Dance. This year we'll be featuring a yet to be announced performer or band at the Ramada Kamloops. Read More --->.

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday kick off events at the Horse Barn with entertainment by Gordie West and others. There will be shuttle buses running from the Festival on the weekend.


Schedule

Workshops 

Poster 

Festival Hours 

Location 

Sponsors 


Good news ... there will once again be an Alberta Bus Tour
to the 2015 Kamloops Cowboy Festival ...
See the details here


Here's what was on the agenda in 2014 ...



Two BCCHS Fund Raiser Raffles!

The 2014 Commemorative Belt Buckle

This has become a favourite annual raffle. Tickets are $10 each and the winner will receive a solid silver, custom handmade, 2014 Kamloops Cowboy Festival commemorative belt buckle valued at about $750.00. It's a one of a kind buckle too, made by Merritt silversmith Richard Tenisch.

click to enlarge A past year's buckle shown

There are only 300 tickets printed for this raffle and they're $10.00 each. Tickets will be sold in the trade show area, at the information desks, and at the General Stores - ask any volunteer!
or order by email or phone with a Visa or MC. Toll Free: 1-888-763-2221

click to enlarge An example of a GreyWolf Metal Art firepit - the raffle prize will have different art work.

The 2014 second, but just as popular, raffle ...

There's two prizes on this one - the first prize is a custom made metal screened firepit donated by GreyWolf Metal Art and valued at $750.00. These firepits are one of their top selling items! The second prize winner will receive two weekend passes for the 2014 Kamloops Cowboy Festival and three nights accommodation at the Ramada Kamloops Hotel.

There are only 900 tickets printed for this raffle and you get 3 tickets for $10.00. Tickets will be sold in the trade show area, at the information desks, and at the General Stores - ask any volunteer!
or order by email or phone with a Visa or MC. Toll Free: 1-888-763-2221



Girl Guide Concession "COME CHECK US OUT"

Don't miss out on the meal deal of the weekend ... it's quick, it's very reasonable, and it'll be super good. Plus - you'll be supporting the Girl Guides, too!

That's right, once again the "Girl Guides" will be running the daytime concession at the Calvary Church on Friday and Saturday and will be serving such things as bunwiches, homemade soups, chili & bun, BBQ beef on bun , and beverages hot or cold - all for very reasonable prices!

Also ...
Friday night supper in the church gym will be served from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. - pasta dinner with salads, dinner bun, dessert, and beverage - all for only $15.00.

Saturday night the supper in the church gym will be roast beef dinner with salads, all you can eat chili, dinner bun, beverage, and dessert - only $20.00 - served from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.

Book early for supper as they sell out every year - tickets will be available at the Girl Guide concession the day of the dinner and must be pre-purchased.

Possibly the best grub in town!


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Thursday Night "Welcome to Cowboy Festival" Event!

Ramada Kamloops Hosts Thursday Night Kickoff Dinner Dance

$39 (including tax & gratuity) admission includes the Cowboy Buffet, lots of great entertainment, and the Dance! Shuttle busses will be available from the Festival headquarters. Featuring Ed Peekeekoot and Friends.

Happy Hour @ 6:00, Dinner Buffet @ 6:45, Entertainment @ 8:00pm. The buffet will include: Buns and Butter, Mixed Field Green Salad, Caesar Salad, Pickle Tray, Roast Beef, Yorkshire Pudding, Fresh Market Vegetables with Seasoned Butter, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Vegetarian Lasagna, Chef's Choice of Dessert, and Coffee or Tea! Tickets are available at the Horse Barn or the Ramada Kamloops, or by phoning 1-888-763-2221.

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Ramada Kamloops Hosts Thursday Night Kickoff Dinner Dance


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Festival Hours

  • Wednesday and Thursday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM pre-Festival entertainment at the Horse Barn with Gordie West.

  • Thursday evening: Dinner Dance at the Ramada Kamloops details

  • Thursday 7:00 PM Kickoff party at the Kamloops Convention Center - this is free for all weekend pass holders! (but you must have a weekend pass)

  • Friday kick off events at the Horse Barn will have entertainment from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Different Festival entertainers have been scheduled to perform ... there will be a free shuttle service.

  • Friday
    • Doors open at 9:00 AM (for ticket purchases only)
    • Shuttle Bus will be running to the Horse Barn all morning
    • Trade Show & Art Show, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    • Daytime entertainment 12:00 - 4:45 PM
    • Evening Show (Calvary Church) 7:00 PM
    • Dinner Theatre (Forster's) - happy hour 5:30 - dinner & show 6:30 PM


  • Saturday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM the Horse Barn will again have scheduled entertainment with different Festival entertainers performing ... there will be a free shuttle service.

  • Saturday
    • Doors open at 10:00 AM
    • Trade Show 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    • Art Show 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    • Daytime entertainment 11:00 AM - 4:45 PM
    • Evening Show (Calvary Church) 7:00 PM
    • Dinner Theatre (Forster's) - happy hour 5:30 - dinner & show 6:30 PM

  • Sunday
    • Doors open & entertainment starts at 9:30 AM
    • Cowboy Church (Calvary Church) 10:30 AM to Noon
    • Trade Show & Art Show 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Daytime entertainment (Forster's only) 11:00 AM - 2:45 PM
    • Rising Star Showcase (Forster's only) 3:00 - 5:00 PM (tentative)
    • Dinner Theatre - happy hour 5:30 then dinner & show - weekend pass holders only

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Ticket Information

We're sorry to inform you that we have to, for the first time in many years, put our prices up slightly for 2015. Unfortunately the convention center rate is going up therefore we have to as well. Dinner Theatre tickets for Friday and Saturday will remain the same.

  • Weekend Pass - $75.00 - Includes everything (except the dinner theatre) all weekend!
  • Evening Show - $35.00 - Includes regular evening performance and daytime admission!
  • Fri, Sat, or Sun Dinner Theatre - $30.00 upgrade - with a weekend pass - Includes dinner!
  • Fri or Sat Dinner Theatre Only - $65.00 - Includes one evening performance and dinner!
  • Day Pass (Fri & Sat) - $20.00 - Includes daytime entertainment, trade show, & seminars!
  • Day Pass (Sunday) - $15.00 - Includes daytime entertainment, and trade show!

Good News For Albertans!!
Frontier Bus Lines Coach / bus to the Kamloops Cowboy Festival

Alberta Bus Tour to the 2015 Kamloops Cowboy Festival

Enjoy the Kamloops Cowboy Festival without worrying about mountain travel. Frontier Bus Lines is announcing their first tour to the Cowboy Festival - departure March 11th, 2015 from Central Alberta. The tour will include deluxe motor coach transportation with an experienced tour guide, 5 nights at the coast hotel (host hotel for festival), daily breakfast & four suppers, winery tour and tasting, Thursday kick off dinner and dance, a weekend pass to Cowboy Festival and all three dinner theater shows. Please check our website for details at www.frontierbuslines.com or contact us at our toll free line 1-888-LET-S-BUS (538-7287).


Tickets will be available after November 1st at:
The Horse Barn
on Mount Paul Way, BC's biggest and best western wear store.
Or through us by phoning: 1-888-763-2221 (please don't call the Horse Barn).

Coast Kamloops Hotel, our Official Host Hotel, has complete packages available.
See the Accommodation Section for details.

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

There are discounts off normal rates at many of the local motels if you remember to tell them that you are going to attend the Cowboy Festival. Please support our sponsor motels - book at one that is on our list - see the Accommodation List!


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2014 Performers Line-up:

Here's the entertainer line up for 2014. Biographies and photos
for the following are available on the Entertainers Bios and Photos.

  • Abe Zacharias
  • Allen Christie
  • Brian Salmond
  • Bud Webb
  • Butch Falk
  • Corky Williams
  • Dave Longworth
  • Diamond Doug Keith
  • Dick Warwick
  • Ed Peekeekoot
  • Ed Wahl

  • Frank Gleeson
  • Gordie West
  • The Hanson Family
  • Horse Crazy
  • Hugh McLennan
  • Jess Lee
  • Jim McLennan
  • Lone Prairie
  • Mag Mawhinney
  • Marshall Veal
  • Matt Johnston

  • Mike Dygert
  • Mill Girl Follies
  • Mountain Saddle Band
  • Ol' Ugly
  • Rae-Lee Fraser
  • Ryan Fritz
  • Shirley Field
  • Sons of the Louisiana Hayride
  • Steve Taylor
  • Terri Mason
  • Tom Cole


The Spirit of the West Rising Star Showcase

The "The Spirit of the West Rising Star Showcase" has been a great success with an incredible amount of talent taking part - so much talent that we have picked the winner of last year to perform on main stage!

The contests will once again be split into two groups.
There will be a section for poets and a section for musicians.

These Rising Stars will be performing throughout the weekend
and the six finalists will be showcased on main stage Sunday afternoon.


If you are interested in being part of the "The Spirit of the West Rising Star Showcase"
please see the Rising Star Showcase page, which includes an application from.


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The 2014 Evening Only Performance Schedule!

This is tentative ...
All schedules are subject to change

 

March 14th - Calvary Church
Friday Evening - 7:00 PM!

(MC) Hugh McLennan
Butch Falk
Frank Gleeson
Shirley Field
Intermission
Hall of Fame Inductions
Allen Christie
Diamond Doug
Mountain Saddle Band

 

March 15th - Calvary Church
Saturday Evening - 7:00 PM!

(MC) Dave Longworth
Gordie West
Dick Warwick
Marshall Veal
Intermission
BCCHS Scholarship Awards
Joe Marten award

Matt Johnston
Terri Mason
Horse Crazy

 

March 14th - Dinner Theatre
Kamloops Convention Centre
Friday Evening

5:30 Happy Hour - 6:30 Dinner!
Gordie West
After Dinner Show
Mill Girl Follies
(MC) Dave Longworth
Jess Lee
Rae-Lee Fraser
Tom Cole & Brian Salmond
Intermission
The Hanson Family
Ol' Ugly
Ed Peekeekoot

 

March 15th - Dinner Theatre
Kamloops Convention Centre
Saturday Evening

5:30 Happy Hour - 6:30 Dinner!
Ed Peekeekoot
After Dinner Show
Mill Girl Follies
(MC) Hugh McLennan
Mag Mawhinney
Ed Wahl
TBA
Sons of Louisiana Hayride
Intermission
Ryan Fritz
Steve Taylor
Lone Prairie

The Sunday evening dinner theatre show at Forsters Convention Centre will be for weekend pass holders only. This should be a spectacular show - here's the schedule.

March 16th - Dinner Theatre
Kamloops Convention Centre
Sunday Evening

5:30 Happy Hour - 6:30 Dinner!
Gordie West
After Dinner Show
Mill Girl Follies
(MC) Tom and Brian
Lone Prairie
Diamond Doug
Horse Crazy
Intermission
Mountain Saddle Band
Ol' Ugly
Ed Peekeekoot


The 2014 Performance Schedules!
All schedules are subject to change!!

The evening schedules only (not daytime) are above. If you want the complete schedules pick one of the following PDFs to download it. They include daytime performances and evening performances in both venues, as well as the workshop schedule for that day. There is a separate schedule for each day.

There is also a list of entertainers with their scheduled sets beside their name if you're hunting a particular show - this includes all performers, both venues, and all three days.
Schedule updated Novemer 17th

 

Friday Schedule PDF
Saturday Schedule PDF

Sunday Schedule PDF
Schedule list by Entertainer PDF

 

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Workshops and Seminars for the 2013 Festival are:

All workshops are tentative and subject to change ...

There are a lot of workshops, and they're put on by some of the best - don't miss out. Here's a tentative list. All the workshops will be educational, informative, and a lot of fun. Past years have shown them to be the most popular additional activity at the festival.

Workshops and Seminars
Please note all workshops and Seminars will be held at the Calvary Church
and there will be no workshops on Sunday.


Friday
1:00 Workshop room #2 - Dave Perrin - book readings
2:00 Workshop room #1 - Jim McLennan - Guitar accompaniment
3:00 Workshop room #2 - Horse Crazy - Harmony
4:00 Workshop room #1 - Corky Williams & Sage Birchwater - New Book

Saturday
11:00 Workshop room #1 - Steve Taylor & Steve Harrington - Poen/Song writing
12:00 Workshop room #2 - Cowboy's Choice - Cowboy hat history & custom hat building
1:00 Workshop room #1 - Corky Williams & Sage Birchwater - New Book
2:00 Workshop room #2 - Dave Perrin - book readings
3:00 Workshop room #2 - Ed Peekeekoot - Guitar picking
4:00 Workshop room #1 - Saddles - topic TBA


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The Western Art and Gear Show!

Click here to go to the 2014 Trade Show Page!

As well as all the above entertainment we also have a Western Art and Gear Show that will run all weekend long! The exhibitors in this show are some of the finest cowboy craftsmen and artists in North America! There will be a variety of booths selling and taking orders for saddles and leather work, western clothing, cowboy hats, books, jewelry, lots of art, bronzes, and some educational booths!

Here is a list of the exhibitors that will be at the 2014 Festival


  • Bar O Seven Ironworks
  • BC Cowboy Heritage Society
  • BC High School Rodeo
  • BC Rodeo Association
  • Barkerville Historic Town
  • Canadian Cowboy Country magazine
  • Cariboo Saddlery
  • Charming
  • Cowboys' Choice
  • Cowboy Classic Equipment
  • Dancing Loon Cree-ations
  • Dave Perrin
  • Equimage Decals
  • Garry's Saddle Shop
  • GreyWolf Metal Art
  • Historic Hat Creek Ranch
  • The Horse Gate Trailer Sales
  • Joanne's Saddle Blankets
  • Kactus Western Wear
  • Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association
  • Lazy B Stock Horse
  • Lil Bear Stitches

  • Longhorn Rope Creations
  • Louisinana Hayride
  • Mack Bryson Author
  • Marianne Van Osch
  • Medicine Man Gallery
  • Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin
  • Historic O'Keefe Ranch
  • Original Cariboo Stirrups
  • Patricia's Art
  • Personal Touch Chocolates
  • Prairie Girl Gifts
  • Princeton Exhibition Days
  • Rafter K Wheelwright
  • Ranches Only.Com
  • Richard Tenisch, Silversmith
  • Saddle Up Magazine
  • Shannon Ford
  • Stone Crop Studio
  • SweetWater Bronze
  • Thompson River Boot Company
  • Westwold Beads & Bling
  • Westwold Frame Shop

For photos and write-ups on some of the exhibitors see The Trade Show Page!


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Where Are We?

The Kamloops Cowboy Festival is held in two great venues - across the road from each other. Kamloops Conference Centre (formerly Forsters) and the Calvary Community Church! We'll be running a shuttle service between venues.

Kamloops Conference Centre is located at 1250 Rogers Way and the Calvary Community Church is at 1205 Rogers Way - just off of Highway #1 in Kamloops, BC, Canada. Kamloops is one of the few places that you can not only take in a super Cowboy Festival, but you can also bring your snow skis and your golf clubs and enjoy a week long holiday in March! Remember to tell your motel that you are attending the Cowboy Festival, as they are offering discount rates! For more information phone 1-888-763-2224 (in Canada), outside Canada phone: (250)579-5667, or Email: cowboys@bcchs.com

Click here for a Map!

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Accommodation

Just say that you're going to the Cowboy Festival and the following sponsors will give you a special "Festival Rate!" Don't forget to tell them, though. If you do need accommodation please stay at one of the following as they do sponsor the Festival.

The prices quoted below are as accurate as possible but if the motels have not supplied us with current information then these prices may not be correct .... please let us know if the prices here are not the same as what the motel quotes you. Also motels may block a number of rooms at the following prices and when they are gone, they will go back to their normal price. We have no control of this.

Please note: Some hotels that were sponsors in the past are no longer sponsoring us and have therefore been removed from this list - we'd appreciate you supporting our sponsors, thank you!


Our Official Host Hotel - Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre

Our Official Host Hotel

Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre

1250 Rogers Way (Festival Headquarters)
Phone 1-800-665-6674 or 250-828-6660
Email: ckhinfo@coasthotels.com
www.coastkamloopshotel.com

March 2014
single $115 or $125 double (plus tax) for standard accommodation with 2 queen beds.
Please quote: Cowboy Festival

Download weekend package rates

2014 Special package prices at the headquarters hotel all prices based on double occupancy!

The following are the Early Bird Special Prices and are only good until January 22nd.
(see the weekend package rates card for prices after January 22nd.)

Cowboy Festival 3 Night Package based on Thursday night arrival: ($259 per person plus tax based on double occupancy) - Includes the three nights in a standard room, two full Festival weekend passes and 2 tickets to either Friday or Saturday Dinner Theatre Show (reserved seating - please let us know if you want to sit with anyone). This also includes the Thursday Night Get-Acquainted Party!

Cowboy Festival 3 Night Package based on Friday night arrival: ($281 per person plus tax based on double occupancy) - Includes the three nights in a standard room, two full Festival weekend passes and 2 tickets to either Friday or Saturday Dinner Theatre Show (reserved seating - please let us know if you want to sit with anyone). This also includes the Sunday night Dinner Show!

4 Night Package ($338 per person plus tax based on double occupancy) - Includes the four nights in a standard room, two full Festival weekend passes, 2 tickets to either Friday or Saturday Dinner Theatre Show (reserved seating), and 2 tickets to the Sunday Night Dinner Theatre Show. This also includes the Thursday Night Get-Acquainted Party.

Download weekend package rates

Upgrades are available at additional upgrade fees. Please call for more information.

You never have to leave the building!


The Ramada Kamloops
Host of the Thursday Evening Kick-Off Party with Ed Peekeekoot

The Ramada Kamloops
555 West Columbia St
Phone: 250-374-0358
Toll Free: 1-800-663-2832
Email: ramada.kam@shawbiz.ca
www.ramadakamloops.com

March 2014
Ask for the Special
Cowboy Festival Rate
Single $99
Double $109
Plus tax.
Includes a Hot Breakfast

The Ramada Kamloops

Full facility hotel, City View Grill, free wireless high-speed internet, Rooftop Lounge, hot tub, exercise room, coin laundry, 5 minutes by car to convention centre. Shuttle buses will be available.

Tickets for the kickoff party are available at $39 per person. This includes a cowboy buffet dinner and dance with live entertainment - Ed Peekeekoot and Friends.
Please Contact the Ramada for more info and/or reservations.


Canada's Best Value Inn & Suites
(next door to Coast Hotel, Kamloops Convention
Centre, and the Calvary Community Church)

Exit 368 off Highway #1
1200 Rogers Way, Kamloops
Phone: 250-374-8100, Toll Free: 1-800-665-4467
Email: canadasbestvalueinn@shaw.ca

Recently renovated rooms

Free continental breakfast, WIFI, parking, and local calls. Ice machine, vending machine and onsite guest laundry. All rooms have a fridge, microwave, TV with cable, Iron, Ironing board, Tea / coffee maker, AM/FM Clock radio, and Hair Dryer.

March 2014
$89 single or double
Kitchenettes &
Pet friendly rooms available
Ask for Cowboy Festival rate


Canadas Best Value Inn

Walking distance to Ric's Grill, On the Rocks Pub,
Duffy's Pub, Tim Horton's, McDonald's, Dairy Queen, Triple O Restaurant

Special meal discounts with our partnered restaurants (3 minutes walking distance): ABC Country, Joey's Only Seafood, & Vittorios Italian Restaurant.


Hampton Inn
1245 Rogers Way (just 2 doors away!)
Your room includes a complimentary self serve
hot breakfast bar (6:00am - 10:00am)
Phone 1-866-571-7897 or 250-571-7897
Email: kambc_hampton@hilton.com
www.kamloops.hamptoninn.com

Upgraded rooms will begin at $139.00 (plus tax)

March 2014
single & double $129 (+ tax)
Hot Breakfast Included

Hampton Inn

Free high speed internet access, free premium movie channel, and free use of the indoor pool, hot tub, and fitness room (6:00am - midnight). Suites with a fridge and microwave available. 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed!
A proud member of the Hilton Family of Hotels.


Four Points by Sheraton Kamloops
1175 Rogers Way
Phone: 250-374 4144
Toll Free: 1-888-836-4411
Email: guestservices@fourpointskamloops.com
www.fourpoints.com/kamloops

Please quote "Cowboy Festival"
Ready for Festival - Newly Renovated Rooms!

March 2014
Traditional Room $120
Deluxe King Rooms $140

Four Points by Sheraton

Located a short walk from the Festival events, conveniently located off of Hwy #5, Exit 368. Kamloops premier hotel property, the Four Points by Sheraton has all the extras that you'll need. Like free high speed internet and free bottled water in ever room. Ric's Grill, our in house restaurant, is open daily from 6:30am to 10:30pm and the Ric's Lounge, open until 12am for the festival. Come and enjoy the weekend, in Four Points style


Travelodge Mountview
1225 Rogers Way (right next door)
Phone 1-800-667-8868 or 250-374-4788
Email: mountview@kamloops.com
www.travelodge.com

Your room includes ... a complimentary self serve breakfast bar (6:30am - 9:30am), free high speed internet access, free premium movie channel. All suites come with a fridge and microwave for your convenience!

Two night minimum at this special low rate, thanks.

March 2014
$79 including
continental breakfast
Suites are available at added cost - please ask for rate


Travelodge Mountview


Hotel Five540Forty
540 Victoria Street
Phone: 250-372-2281
Toll Free: 1-800-663-2837
www.hotel540.ca

Guests at HOTEL 540 will receive $ 10.00 per
person in Casino Dollars from Lake City Casino! Which is right next door!

March 2014
Deluxe Room $119
Choice of 2 Queens or 1 King

Plus taxes. Parking $10 per day Hotel Five540Forty
We are pleased to offer a special room rate - please quote Cowboy Festival.
Free Festival Shuttle Available!

Hotel Five540Forty is Kamloops' premier downtown hotel. This mid-century modern property has undergone a thorough $12M modernization and is now often referred to as "Kamloops Best Address". Conveniently located downtown within walking distance of shops, and next door to Lake City Casino. With accommodations to suit all needs as well as a new lounge, dining area, first class banquet facilities.


Plaza Hotel
405 Victoria Street (just a shuttle ride away)
Phone 1-877-977-5292 or 250-377-8075
Newly Renovated !!
Email: reservations@plazaheritagehotel.com
www.theplazahotel.ca

One block to night life and casino fun!
Free shuttle service to the Festival.

March 2014
single & double
Deluxe room $109 (+ tax)
$99 if you stay two nights
$89 if you stay 3 or 4 nights

Plaza Hotel

The Plaza will once again be offering Festival packages and there will be a shuttle bus running from the Festival on a regular basis. These special rates include; free wi-fi, free hot breakfast, free long distance calling, free bottled water in your room, free access to YMCA fitness facilities, free access to Yoka Loft for complimentary Yoga classes.

The following include accommodation, weekend pass(es), above FREE benefits

  • 1 night one person $174.00
  • 1 night two people $239.00
  • 2 nights one person $263.00
  • 2 nights two people $328.00
  • 3 nights one person $332.00
  • 3 nights two people $397.00
  • 4 nights one person $421.00
  • 4 nights two people $486.00

For a complete rate sheet see the Rate Card.pdf.


BEST WESTERN PLUS Kamloops Hotel
660 Columbia Street West
Phone: 250-374-7878
Toll Free 1-877-302-7878
Email: info@bestwesternkamloops.com
www.bestwesternkamloops.com

This is a special rate for the Cowboy Festival so please quote Cowboy Festival when you make your reservation.

This is one of the newest and most environmentally friendly hotels in Kamloops

March 2014
$107 Single and $117 Double


Best Western Logo
Includes continental breakfast from 6:30 - 9:00


Scott's Inn
551-11th Ave & Columbia - Downtown
Phone: 1-800-665-3343
Phone: 250-372-8221
Email: booking@scottsinn.com
www.scottsinnkamloops.ca

Voted # 1 in Business Excellence
for Tourism and Hospitality
Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor

There will be four Free Shuttles from the
Cowboy Festival running all weekend long!

March 2014
$79.95 1 - 2 persons / 1 bed
$79.95 2 people / 2 beds
$99.95 2 people / 1 bed suite

Scott's Inn
Free Continental Breakfast

Please mention Cowboy Festival
when making your reservation!

All Brand New SERTA CONCIERGE PLUSH BEDS, New Flat Screen TVs & Renovated Bathrooms. Amenities include FREE Continental Breakfast, FREE Wi-Fi, FREE In-room coffee, FREE parking, Indoor pool & Hot Tub & an on-site licensed restaurant. Pet Friendly rooms available upon request ($10.00 plus tax/night).


Howard Johnson Inn Downtown Kamloops
530 Columbia St
Phone: 250-372-7761
Toll Free: 1-800-533-9233
Email: info@howardjohnsonkamloops.com
www.howardjohnsonkamloops.com

Please quote "Cowboy Festival"

March 2014
Single or Double $59

Howard Johnson Inn

We offer a complimentary continental breakfast, guest parking, and free wireless Internet access. Rooms with fridge, microwave, and kitchenette are also available. Located on Columbia street in downtown, Howard Johnson is just few minute drive from the main event. Royal Inland Hospital, the Art Gallery, city center, and Kamloops Museum & Archives is within a walking distance.


Sandman Inn and Suites
550 Columbia Street,
(within walking distance of Cactus Jack's).
Phone 1-800-726-3626 or 250-374-1218
Email: gm_kamloops@sandman.ca
www.sandman.ca

March 2014
Single or Twin $84
Junior Suite $94


Sandman Motel Logo

Choice of Standard room and Junior suites with one or two beds. On site we have a Denny's Restaurant and we are just minutes from the city’s downtown core with many other fine restaurants, stores, and the casino.


Riverland Inn & Suites
1530 River Street
Suites & jacuzzi suites also available, please ask for more information when you reserve. Rates include a continental breakfast. Kamloops' only river front Inn located minutes from the Cowboy Festival & downtown.

Phone: 1-800-663-1530 or 250-374-1530
riverlandinn@shawbiz.ca
www.riverlandinn.kamloops.com

March 2014
Standard one queen $79
Standard two queens $89
plus tax

Riverland Inn & Suites

Howard Johnson Inn on the Hill
610 West Columbia Street
Phone: 250-374-1515
Toll Free: 1-800-663-3813
Email: info@kamloopshojo.com
www.kamloopshojo.com

March 2014
Single or Double $60

Howard Johnson Inn
Please quote "Cowboy Festival"

We are situated on the banks above the Thompson River, which affords guests a panoramic view of the City and the Thompson River valley. Our 95 rooms offer both smoking and non smoking accommodation for our guests and is a perfect place to relax and enjoy all that Kamloops has to offer. Chapters Restaurant located on property, offers guests a unique dining experience with their fine food, and spectacular view.


Quality Inn
1860 Rogers Place (1/2 block away)
Phone 1-800-575-7322 or 250-851-0111
Email: qualityinn@kamloops.com
www.qualityinn.kamloops.com

Please quote "Cowboy Festival" to ensure you receive the proper rate. Our hotel offers many ammenities such as, indoor hot tub and sauna. We also have wireless internet and continental breakfast. We would love to have you stay with us while you enjoy the Kamloops Cowboy Festival.

March 2014
single or double $72

Quality Inn

Thanks for supporting our sponsor motels!
Please remember to ask for the
"Kamloops Cowboy Festival Rate"
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Liz Twan

The 2014 Kamloops Cowboy Festival Poster Photographer

The 2014 Kamloops Cowboy Festival Poster


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Liz Twan the 2014 Kamloops Cowboy Festival Poster Photographer

The 2014 Kamloops Cowboy Festival poster art (photo) has been chosen. This great photo by Liz Twan, of her son Willee Twan, won a 3rd place ribbon in the Art of the West Show and Sale at the 2013 Kamloops Cowboy Festival.

Here's a little about Liz Twan:

Liz was born and raised in Williams Lake, BC, the heart of Cariboo Cowboy country, but was a town girl through and through. After graduating from high school in Williams Lake, she went on to College and University in Vancouver. During the summer, she'd come back to Williams Lake to work. She met her cowboy, at the Williams Lake Stampede barn dance. Liz's husband's family has a rich history in the ranching and rodeo sector of BC. Liz lives with her husband, Bronc and two sons, Willee and Jesse, on the Alkali Lake Ranch, her home for 31 years now.

Liz is a regular contributor to the local paper in a column called Cattle Fodder. Liz also publishes articles in Canadian Cowboy Magazine, Beef in BC, and other ranching magazines. She has had a coffee table book published called "Cowboys, Characters and Critters" featuring life on a working ranch. It sold all printed copies. Liz's rodeo photographs were used as the 2009 and 2010 Williams Lake Stampede Poster, a highly sought after collector series. In the 2008 Kamloops Cowboy Festival Art Show, Liz won second place against other well-known photographers. In 2009 she won Best in Show, with her entry called "Lonesome in the Barn". She brings national attention to the First Nations culture in Cariboo/Chilcotin region and many of her photos have been part of tourist information pamphlets.

Liz is a talented, self taught photographer, who promotes the cowboy way of life in spite of her handicap with Parkinson disease. With her pen and her camera, she records ranch life and local history for those who will come later.


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  • Brandt Tractor Ltd
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  • Discover Wine
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  • The Home Depot
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