Teulon Rodeo ropes in community

A rider gets bucked off a horse during the Teulon Rodeo at Green Acres Park in Teulon, Man. on Aug. 24, 2014. (File photo: Cassidy Dankochik/The Stonewall Argus and Teulon Times/QMI Agency)

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Cowboys and cowgirls will join together for the sixth annual Teulon Rodeo, since its relaunch in 2014, which will take place at Green Acres Park on Aug. 24 and 25.

The Heartland Rodeo Association, which has already visited Arborg and Eriksdale this year, will make a stop in Teulon with nine major and two junior events to be contested over the two days.

There will be other activities at Green Acres Park for the weekend such as pancake breakfasts starting at 8 a.m., as well as goat dressing and children’s activities starting at noon on both days. For adults, the barley gardens will be open beginning at noon. Intermissions on both days will include thoroughbred chariot racing and on Aug. 24, John Dear, the “green neck” comedian will bring his brand of standup.

The Teulon Rodeo will also help out community organizations during the event. On Aug. 24, the Rodeo is asking those in attendance to bring a “tin for the bin” at the gate in support of the Teulon Food Bank. For each admission on Aug. 25, two dollars will be donated to the Children’s Wish Foundation and those in attendance are asked to wear pink.

In June, the Teulon Rodeo Club, which runs the event, awarded its first-ever scholarships to high school graduates at Teulon Collegiate Institute and Inwood School. The club hosts numerous fundraisers throughout the year such as socials and fish fries. President Dave Tarko told The Stonewall Argus and Teulon Times that it was exciting to give the scholarships the first time around and it plans to continue next year.

“As long as we can fundraise for (the scholarships), we’ll give back to the community,” he said.

Daily gate admission costs $10 but it is free for children aged 10 and under. For a full schedule of events, visit teulonrodeoclub.com.

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