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Clay Bergeson of Onanole won the steer-wrestling event.  PHOTO: DARRELL NESBITT

Selkirk hosts high school rodeo finals

Daily competition just one aspect of weekend

Six senior high school students from western Manitoba and just over the Saskatchewan border involved in the Manitoba High School Rodeo Association, were named event winners at the provincial finals held in Selkirk in June. Daily competition is solely one aspect of the weekend, as families come together for prom and awards, as well. In

Passionate about Rodeo

Quietness may be a trait of a young Oak River, Manitoba girl, but only until you get her talking about the sport of rodeo. Nine years ago, Hanna Kristjanson enjoyed the company of her first pony, Miss Kitty, and started leisurely riding at the age of four. Prior to becoming an avid rodeo cowgirl, she


Agribition launches 2012 scholarships

Staff / Canadian Western Agribition’s annual scholarships are open for applications for 2012. “One of Agribition’s strongest goals is to promote innovation in agriculture. There is no better way to foster innovation than to feed the minds of the young people who will be our industry’s leaders in the near future,” said Marty Seymour, CEO


Like Father, Like Son

High school rodeo is a place for young student athletes to become comfortable with competition and to get out and make new friends,” said 14-year-old Bailey Plaisier, commenting about the positives of being a member of the Manitoba High School Rodeo Association (MHSRA). Plaisier was drawn to the world of cowboys from watching his father


What’s Up – for May. 26, 2011

Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected] or call 204-944-5762. May 29:Day of The Honey Bee, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Forks Market, Winnipeg. For more information call Jim Campbell at 204-4675246, e-mail [email protected] net or visit www.manitobabee.org (click on “Activities and Events”). June 4:Workshop: Making boreal forest herbal teas and medicinal salves, Pine Falls.

All For One, And One For All

Ryan Miller of Neepawa, Manitoba is involved in a family tradition competing in the sport of rodeo. He has not only gained plenty of knowledge competing at the high school level, but the wisdom passed down by his father and mother, Neil and Brenda, along with older brother Justin, has made him a better cowboy.

Boots, Books, And Broncs – for Aug. 12, 2010

According to the website of the United States-based National High School Rodeo Association, high school rodeo began in the 1940s after a Texas educator and part-time rodeo cowboy observed that local youth were heading out to the town’s rodeo grounds to rope steers after school and wondered why the sport couldn’t be included as an


Boots, Books, And Broncs – for Aug. 12, 2010

School and sports have long been a part of teenage life. Besides building character, stamina and instilling a sense of camaraderie in youth, the physical aspect of sport serves as a relief valve, not only from the cerebral pressures of getting an education, but also for the stress of growing up. Just over a decade

Manitoba Hosting 2010 Finals

Virden will be the site of a special Manitoba moment in August 2010. Hosting the Canadian High School Rodeo Finals (CHSRF) on behalf of the Manitoba High School Rodeo Association (MHSRA), the welcome mat will be rolled out to teams of athletes and their families from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario for three days