Breaking Up Is Fun To Do
Apr 24, 2014
After this week’s torrential rains, there’s no denying that spring breakup time is here. With muddy roads in town and dirty boots on our feet we can’t even imagine the conditions that might be out there in the oil patch. A recent article in the Globe & Mail mentioned that spring breakup was akin to “pulling the plug on a DJ at a party,” but here in the Peace Region we know the party is just beginning. In fact, there are two spring breakup parties going on this weekend.
In Fort St. John, the Lido is sure to be a hub of activity on April 25th with C&V Trailer Sales Spring Break-Up Party. If you’re in the area you’re not going to want to miss this event. With Canadian country legends Jamie Warren, Duane Steele and Sean Hogan, along with local country artist Kristy Howes, it has all the right ingredients for an entertaining evening.
In Dawson Creek there’s a whole lot of activity going on as the DC Exhibition and Stampede’s first annual Spring Breakup Rodeo & Dance ramps up for two days of rodeo action on April 25th & 26th. The Calgary Stampede is the stock contractor for this event so it’s sure to be a great party.
There will be 11 Canadian and National champions competing in the rodeo including champion steer wrestler Hunter Cure, reigning Canadian champion Clayton Moore, as well as 4-time Canadian champion and National-qualifier saddle bronc rider Dustin Flundra. There’s even going to be some local talent with Dawson Creek’s own Chelsea Moore competing in ladies barrel racing.
In total there will be seven events with 24 people in each event. You can expect to see saddle bronc, bareback, bulls, tie-down roping, team roping, steer wrestling and ladies barrel racing. As an added bonus well-known stunt rider and horse whisperer, Nikki Flundra, will be in attendance, as well as Nanson Vold and his Canadian champion bull, “Slash”.
Following the rodeo you’ll be able to get down and dance in the dirt with Calgary rock & country band Mayfield.
Whether or not you’re fresh off the oil patch, this breakup is nothing to cry about. Get out there and celebrate the end of winter!