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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 quarterly Newsletter, and an About the BCCHS page. The latter includes the BCCHS mandate and membership information.

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Last updated at 10:00 AM September 11th, 2020


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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 try and plan a future Festival.

Ben Crane has a YouTube video as well: click here to watch.

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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Email: cowboys@bcchs.com


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