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Virden Rodeo Kicks off This Weekend

15.08.2019 07:39
By: Branden Crowe

Downtown Daze street fair tonight


Virden, MB (CKLQ) - The 30th edition of the Virden Indoor Rodeo and Wild West Daze gets underway this weekend. 

The top cowboys and cowgirls will be in Oil Country for one of the top semi-professional rodeos in the country. 

The weekend features the street fair, the high school rodeo, barrel racing, three days of rodeo events, an the now infamous "Barn Dance". 

"The dance has made itself a bit of a can't miss event," said Organizer Lonnie Brown. "There is always a great big crowd there and everyone seems to enjoy the atmosphere. It's always a good time."

Brown goes on to say that in order to pull of an event of such magnitude, it takes an army of volunteers and sponsors. 

"The volunteers in Virden are unbelievable. We're lucky here, everyone is dedicated to the weekend. They show up, do their job and get things done."

The weekend kicks of with a free community BBQ today at Victoria Park from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. – Free Stakeholder and Community Barbeque

For your enjoyment, Musical entertainment!

Everyone Welcome

Victoria Park

Sponsored by Corex Resources

Downtown Daze

5:00 to 9:00 PM – Stores open

Various family activities, bouncy castes, face painting, etc, as well a food trucks and local vendors.

Wild West Days Show and Shine

5:00 to 9:00 -Farmers Market area, weather permitting

FREE ADMISSION!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

11:00 A.M. – High School Rodeo – Tundra Oil & Gas Place

7:30 P.M. – RODEO PERFORMANCE

Tundra Oil & Gas Place

10:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. – COORS LIGHT Barn Bar

SunRise Credit Union Banquet Hall – Tundra Oil & Gas Place

Please drink responsibly.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

8:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. -Lions hosted Community Pancake Breakfast

Virden Legion Hall

8:00 A.M. Manitoba Calf Ropers Unlimited – Qualifier Jackpot Tundra Oil & Gas Place

10:00 A.M. – Parade

Departs from Virden Collegiate

12:00 P.M. – Rodeo Slack – Tundra Oil & Gas Place

12:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. – RBC Royal Bank Tailgate Party – Virden Curling Rink – BBQ, Beer Garden, Carnival Games & Live Music

2:00 – 3D Barrel Racing

Outdoor Arena

7:30 – RODEO PERFORMANCE

Tundra Oil & Gas Place

10:00 – 2:00 – DAZE DANCE

Virden Curling Rink

Featuring: Electric Angel

Tickets available at: Sooper Dave’s and Hi-Way Grocery

Must be 18 years or older to attend — Photo ID is required.  Please drink responsibly.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

FAMILY DAY: SPONSORED BY SUBWAY

FREE ADMISSION TO THE RODEO PERFORMANCE FOR 15 YEAR OLDS AND UNDER

9:00 A.M. – Manitoba Calf Ropers Unlimited Finals

Tundra Oil & Gas Place

11:00 A.M. – 3D Barrel Racing

Outdoor Arena

1:00 P.M. – Demolition Derby

Track on P.R. #257 (1/8 mi. west of cement plant)

11:30 driver registration cut off

5:30 P.M. – RODEO PERFORMANCE

Tundra Oil & Gas Place

SunRise Credit Union Shoot Out Champion Sunday