Lillooet Lake Rodeo Returns May 19-21, 2018
One of the oldest rodeos in the province, the Lillooet Lake Rodeo is back this May for three days of cowboy action and family fun. Come and cheer on visiting and local athletes as they compete in a variety of different events, including; bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, team roping, and much more.
- The Lillooet Lake Rodeo this May 19th – 21st, 2018.
- Rodeo Admission $10/person.
- Children 12 & under and Seniors are free!
The Lillooet Lake Rodeo may seem like any other rodeo, but as an official Western Indian Rodeo and Event Association (WIREA) event, it has a few notable characteristics. The WIREA beginnings start back in the 1950s when the first Native rodeo associations were formed in Canada and the United States. Eventually, these western rodeo associations would join to form the WIREA.
WIREA events stand out in many ways; the Native people who produce the rodeos put importance on integrating children and community events as well as outstanding respect for the animals involved.
The Lillooet Lake Rodeo is centred around the community, so to kickoff the weekend there’s a parade! You can join the parade from Rancheree to Ull’us at 11 am and ten head to the Fun Rodeo at 1 pm on Saturday, May 19th. This is fun for everyone; bring the entire family along and join in!
Bring out the whole family on Saturday, May 19th for Family Day at the Rodeo Grounds. There will be lots of exciting events and activities happening at the ‘Fun Rodeo’ during the day. Try your luck at a Pie Eating Contest, Whistler Ski Bum, Cowboy Hustler, and a bunch more fun family activities.
Then on May 20th and 21st, the main events take place! There’s a ton of events, both major and minor, that you can watch or if you’re up to the test, you can enter. Check out the event details below!
Wanna keep the party going? There’s a dance under the stars on Saturday and Sunday from 10 pm until late for only $10.
Major Events: Fee $50 + $10 Admin Fee + $5 Stock Fee
Event Purse $1250: ($1000+$250/day donation by Kevin Wallace Rodeo Trail) Bull Riding
Event Purse $1000: Ladies Barrel Racing, Ladies Breakaway Roping
Team Roping ($100 per team + Admin fee + $10 Stock Fee
Event Purse $500: Bareback, Saddle Bronc, Steer Wrestling, Tie Down Roping
Minor Events: Entry Fee $30 + Admin Fee + $5 Stock Fee
Event Purse $750: ($500 +$250/day donation by Kevin Wallace Rodeo Trail)
(All Junior 16 & Under): Junior Steer Riding
Event Purse $500: Junior Barrels
Event Purse $300: Junior Breakaway Roping
Special Events: Entry $10
Event Purse $150: (10 & Under) Pee-wee Barrel Racing
Entries May 9 & 10, 3-10 pm. Call 604-894-6665
Late Entry May 11, 7-10 pm. $25 late fee
Call Backs May 15th