When winter is over — at least in title — and spring comes about, so does the BC High School Rodeo.
Spring starts off with small bore shoot in Prince George on April 13 and 14.
The weekends of April 20 and 21, and April 27 and 28 will see high school rodeos in Chetwynd.
May 18, 19 and 20 sees the junior provincial finals in Barriere, while the senior provincials go in Fort St. John June 7 to 9.
“In June BCHSRA Finals are held, where students compete to earn prizes and scholarships for all their hard work throughout the season. The top 4 competitors in each event qualify to participate in the National High School Rodeo Finals held in the USA in July. In July, the top 5 competitors will also qualify for the Canadian High School Rodeo Finals held in Nanton, Alberta this year,” write BCHSRA officials.
The National Junior High Finals go in Huron, South Dakota from June 23 to 29, while the Nation High School Finals take place in Rock Springs, Wyoming from July 14 to 20.
The Canadian High School and Junior Finals take place July 26 to 28 in Merritt, BC.
“We pride ourselves in making High School Rodeo a rewarding and fulfilling experience for our competitors. Education is very important to our association and we strive to present many bursaries and scholarships for our graduating class. Awards are also given out to the top five competitors in each event,” note officials.
The season is already underway with the Hudson Hope, Chetwynd, and Quesnel rodeos having taken place in the Fall.