Heartland Rodeo Association members,
Portage Regional Economic Development (PRED), its partners Portage Regional Recreation Authority and the Portage Industrial Exhibition took a big risk this year in bringing the rodeo back to Portage la Prairie and inside the PCU. Before this monetary risk was taken on, we decided to move forward based on two very equally important factors: 1) an indoor rodeo reflects an active and strong culture in the central Manitoba region 2) it would directly impact the local economy in a positive way.
Upon reflection of the weekend with the over 2000 attendees, 197 contestants and the collective merriment felt inside the the PCU centre. We know we succeeded in the 1st factor. It is the 2nd factor that requires your assistance. Follow the link to a very short sport tourism survey we created to help us gauge the 2nd factor in our decision making process—that of economic impact. We ask you to reflect on your contribution to the experience as well.
The answers will be completely anonymous and will certainly be a factor in our decision for taking the risk again next year.
Thank you for your assistance,Douglas Barill
|Congratulations to the Richer Roughstock Rodeo - 2014 Rodeo of the year
Presented by Lacey Marshall - President of the HRA
|Congratulations to Terry Marshall - 2014 Cowboy of the year
Bible sponsored by The Fellowship of Christian Cowboys - presented by Donna Baker
Buckle sponsored by Mid Town Ford - presented by Reg Wiebe
|Congratulations to Jodi Winkler - 2014 Cowgirl of the year
Bible sponsored by The Fellowship of Christian Cowboys - presented by Terry Baker
Buckle sponsored by Kevin Kinkead Enterprises - presented by Cauy and Taylor Kinkead
- Manitoba High School Rodeo Association
- 7-6 Ranch Children's Wish Foundation Fundraiser
- Manitoba Bareback/Saddlebronc Riding School
ENTRIES/CALL BACK CONDUCT:
Email entries will be accepted day of entries from 7am-7pm.
Entries are Monday prior from 5-9pm
Callback is Wednesday prior from 5-9pm.
When entering, if there is only one day you are able to attend a rodeo, please state that day "or out (such as Sunday or out)". If you only state one day and do not clarify "or out", it is assumed that it is your preferred day, but that you can compete either day. If you do not get the day of your preference, it is your responsibility to find a switch, but you must notify entries of the switch. If you clarify "or out", and get "or out", it is your responsibility to find a switch. If you switch the contestant you are switching with is then "out" (i.e. will not compete in that event at that rodeo) and you take their spot in the performance. Entries will not be responsible for finding switches or changing the draw once it is completed. Entries does not guarantee preferred days.
Ken was presented this Award at his hometown rodeo
( Shilo Rodeo in July 2011). Ken is being recognized for
all of his hard work and dedication to rodeo over the years. He has been a significant supporter of Heartland and the sport of rodeo in Manitoba for well over 15 years.
Ken helped to make Heartland Rodeo into what it is today. He has served the association as a well respected competitor, judge, and sponsor. He lead the association as President and continued as a board of directors member for many years.
Ken has been a long time member and competitor. He is very proud of his horses who both were recognized as Heel Horse of the Year many times. Ken had the opportunity to rope with his son and grandsons at Shilo Rodeo this past year and he considers this one of his greatest moments in rodeo. Family and friends have always been important to Ken, and he always has a smile or joke to share in and out of the rodeo arena.
Ken Kelly has been an integral part of rodeo in Manitoba and to the Heartland Rodeo Association.
He is the second member to be given the HRA Gold Card Award.
The Heartland Rodeo Association would like to sincerely thank Ken for his contributions to the association.