Annual Bella Coola V R R Rodeo
July 1st – 2nd, 2017
Hosted by the Bella Coola Valley Ridge Riders
The Bella Coola Rodeo, one of the largest amateur rodeos in Western Canada, takes place annually on the Canada Day weekend.
A rodeo in this small community is a wild event, as cowhands show their skills kicking off with a gymkhana, and competing in bronco riding, barrel racing, calf tie-down, team roping, bull riding and the infamous cow patty bingo.
A broad range of food and refreshments are offered, including the famous “Rodeo Burger.”
The weekend winds up with the popular Bullarama, where contestants have an opportunity to bid on their own cowboy and win a share of the substantial purse.
Contestants travel from as far away as Alberta and the northern states to compete in the events.
Open air dances are held nightly.
The Rodeo is the kick- off for Gymkhanas, which are held once a month at the Rodeo grounds and showcase the fine equestrian talents of the Valley Ridge Riders.