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The Weekly ANCHOR

Six miniature bareback riders

head to World Finals

by Deanna Mitchener grounds. The young headed to the world promoting Cowboys Foundation.” Rodeo Company and
riders had a lot of fun in finals. And in the 10 to for a Cure getting the Special thanks went to the parents, volunteers,
The Yellowhead the competition with 13 age category Logan awareness out there and the contractors Travis and sponsors who made
Agricultural Society many of the riders Rasmussen (11), Gage raising money for the James Rank Mini Pony it possible.
hosted the 2015 Alberta rooting for each other Hillis (10), and Denver A l b e r t a C a n c e r and Scott Leitch JC
Miniature Bareback t h r o u g h o u t t h e Leitch (10) will also be
Riding Finals out at weekend. headed to Las Vegas.
their rodeo grounds There were a lot of 'Cowboys for a Cure'
near Edson on October spills and several was also at the event.
17 and 18. thrilling rides as the Slade Rogers, a director
With kids aged 6 to 13 young competitors did for Cowboys for a Cure,
years old participating their best to hang on. said, "We started the
in the competitions, the Gage Hillis, one of the organization back in
goal of the event is to finals winners, said, 2013 with Bill Scheers THE WEEKLY ANCHOR
get the best kids in “The best part of riding who was a former
Canada to the world b a r e b a c k i s t h e bareback rider and
finals in Las on Vegas adrenaline rush!” rodeo announcer that
December 4-6. The judges for the was fighting cancer. Custom T-Shirts!
This was the society's competitions were Bill wanted to do n
first year hosting the Brian Dickson and Neil something for rodeo as $19.95 including T-Shirt & Transfer A d i D yone Say...
event which was Rogers; both from the well as raise money for discounts available
successful in placing Edson area. Joanna cancer, and came up
the top six kids into the J a m e s w a s t h e with Cowboys for a RIDE?
world finals. announcer for the event. Cure. Unfortunately All Full COLOUR!
The weather held up In the six to nine age Bill lost his battle with
and organizers were group Tyce Roth (8), cancer. We have since
able to hold the event Colton Stark (7), and been going around from Or Bring your own pictures & Ideas!
outside the arena in the Tyne Roth (9) will be r o d e o t o r o d e o Tyce Roth, Colton Stark, and Tyne Roth along with Travis James, Scott
Leitch, Logan Rasmussen, Gage Hillis, and Denver Leitch during the No additional cost
Miniature Bareback Finals held at the YAS rodeo grounds October 17 and
Local referee officiates at Canadian 18. photo Deanna Mitchener
Soccer National Championships ALBERTA MINIATURE BORN

by Isabella Sellar Voll tournament as the took an interest in the
r e f e r e e , f e a t u r i n g officiating side of the YELLOWHEAD AG SOCIETY GOLF
Lukasz Kowalewski Quebec's Royal Select game. would like to say Thank You
recently travelled to B e a u p o r t a g a i n s t He began refereeing in
C a l g a r y f o r t h e Ontario's Scarborough 2002 in his native to our sponsors for helping FORCED TO DON’T TELL ANYONE
opportunity to referee at GS United team. He Poland. Aspiring make the 1st WORK YOU SAW ME
the Canadian Soccer carried on as the referee referees are required to Miniature Bareback Riding ESCAPED
Association National for the remaining three take a training course, MOM
Club Championships games in his schedule, pass a fitness test, as well Finals a Success
from October 7 -12. featuring teams from as sit an exam testing a r d eners
W h i l e t h e r e , h e N e w f o u n d l a n d , their knowledge of the G
refereed games for both Saskatchewan, PEI, and rules of the game. GOLD SPONSORS
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Nova Inn of Edson for being the host hotel for Miniature Bareback contestants
and families.
Other sponsors: Edson Concrete, Delores Hanna, Cathy Tkachuck, E&S
Hobby Farm, our pick up pony kids Colton & Colby Stark along with their ponies
Snowflake & Bruiser for their hard work.
There were so many people that helped out thank you so much for your
tremendous help; it was greatly
appreciated and was not overlooked. It
added so much to the Finals success.
We paid out over $2,100 in riding
money and thank you to everyone that
donated bottles for the bottle drive last
“I find that soccer is more technical here, compared to Europe. The pace is week (and collection at Finals). It helped
perhaps faster in European Football, but the game is more technical here. pay for the six contestants entry fees that
The attitude of the players and coaches also much better in Canada.” he qualified for Las Vegas in December
noted. Photo by Isabella Sellar Voll
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