Professional bullriding hits the IPE grounds next Saturday night. (Morning Star File)

Bullriders Challenge ready to roll

Father’s Day weekend at the IPE in Armstrong

Looking for some spills and thrills to jumpstart Father’s Day weekend?

Look no further than the inaugural Armstrong Bullriders Challenge next Saturday (5 p.m.) at the Interior Provincial Exhibition Grounds in Armstrong.

“It’s a great venue with exciting entertainment,” said Steven Puhallo, president and CEO of Cowboy Gaming. “What’s better than watching live bull riding on a beautiful North Okanagan afternoon? This is going to be a great annual event with people from Chilliwack to Prince George coming to watch some of the best bullriders from Canada, the U.S., Brazil, and Mexico.”

The Armstrong Bullriders Challenge features bucking bulls from stock contractors S&E Bucking Bulls (Kamloops), Coyote Creek (Vernon) and Pozzobon Bucking Bulls (Merritt). The event is professionally sanctioned by Bullriders Canada.

“Being professionally sanctioned allows us to attract a high calibre of bullrider,” said Puhallo. “We have some of the best up and coming and seasoned bullriders in North America coming.”

Part of the proceeds go towards expanding the Farm Kids Fund to Pleasant Valley Secondary.

“We’re excited to raise more money locally towards helping rural youth reach their dreams,” added Puhallo. “We contribute a part of our event proceeds towards a long-term bursary for rural youth. These are awarded to graduating Grade 12 students to help them further their education whether it’s trades, college, or university. Our team is made up of people who grew up in 4H, rodeo, equestrian, and in the farming and ranching community. We understand how important, and sometimes how hard, post-secondary education can be for Farm Kids.”

Tickets are now on sale at the Armstrong Inn, The Horse Barn in Kamloops, and at Cowboys Choice in Vernon. They can also be purchased online through their Facebook page, FB/farmkidsfund.

Just Posted

Standard of living is not sustainable

LETTER: In response to Student Indoctrination letter

National Painting Week brings new look to Vernon senior home

Sherwin-Williams store volunteered their time and supplies to Abbeyville House

Bike safety schooled for Vernon kids

Regional District of North Okanagan gave students a refresher at bike rodeo

Monty Python’s Spamalot set for Vernon stage

Big Apple Productions raises silliness to an art form

Vernon RCMP ready to arrest, for kids

Suspects sought for North Okanagan Jail & Bail Thursday, May 30

New airline regulations bring compensation for tarmac delays, over-bookings

Some of the new regulations will roll out in July, while others are expected for December.

Lake Country joins celebration of local government professionals

The district joined communities across the province by planting a new tree

Five takeaways from the Court of Appeal ruling on B.C.’s pipeline law

It’s unclear how many tools are left in B.C.’s toolbox to fight the project

PPC leader wants to appeal to voters’ intelligence

Maxine Bernier says his right-wing populist political movement differs from that of U.S. President Donald Trump and other similar European leaders

Sit-in on Saturday will protest move to curb loitering in Penticton’s downtown

Nanaimo Square Sit-In is taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friend of accused Kelowna murderer takes the stand

Elrich Dyck’s testimony continued Friday with details from the night Chris Ausman was killed

Crews respond to smoke at Penticton thrift store

The rooftop A/C unit began filling the building with smoke, prompting them to evacuate

Housing provided for women and children fleeing violence in Penticton

Announcement on Friday is part of a provincewide initiative to construct additional housing.

People’s Party of Canada leader talks B.C. trade to Penticton supporters

Maxime Bernier, head of the new federal political party, spoke at Time Winery on Friday

Most Read