The May issue of our newsletter, is now on-line - see: Newsletter. In this
issue you'll find a partial tentative performers list for 2021, some other articles about how the award presentations, etc, will now
take place in 2021 - including the Joe Marten Award, the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame inductions and the Student Scholarship info. There's two
reviews, one on Ed Wahl's new CD and another on a book by David Griffith, a note about honouring Ian Tyson, and new info on the
Spirit of the West Cowboy Cruise!
Kamloops Cowboy Festival up-date. Althought the Festival was cancelled, at it's original location, it did, and is, actually happeneing!
Ryan and Hoss Fritz did a live Face Book concert for Festival goers and Tom Cole is doing a series of YouTube videos, one with Hugh McLennan,
shared on Face Book. See Tom's Face Book page here:
Tom Cole and Hugh's Spirit of the West
Face Book page here.
Just think ... you may have missed out on the Festival itself but you can still enjoy it while we plan the 2021 Festival.
Ben Crane has a YouTube video as well: click here to watch.
Tickets for the 2021 Kamloops Cowboy Festival will available November 1st
The dates are March 18th to 21st, 2021.
The names of the Student Scholarship winners for 2020 have been released. See them and their work on the scholarship page.
Scholarships ... click on the link that says:
"The winners for 2020 are posted here".
The names of the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees for 2020 have now been released.
See BC Cowboy Hall of Fame for details.
Richard Tenisch is the recipient of the 2020 Joe Marten Memorial Award for the Preservation of Cowboy Heritage in BC and he will be
presented the award Saturday night, March 21st at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival. Richard's bio and photo have now been added to the "Recipient" page on the .
This and all the information about the award can be found on the
Heritage Award page.
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