I usually go home to Calgary on the weekends I do not work but one particular weekend, I made an exception. I decided to stay in Drayton Valley from May 1 to 3 because the Drayton Valley Pro Rodeo is on and I thought, “Well, I have not been to a rodeo before and Alberta is big on rodeos so I should go!”
Tyson Pietsch, Drayton Valley Pro Rodeo President, was kind enough to give me a FREE weekend pass to the event and here are just some of the photos I took.
I went to watch the rodeo on its first and last night which were all held at the Drayton Valley Omniplex. I was not able to go on the second night because I was in Edmonton with a friend.
It was pretty interesting, I must say. I have never seen anything like it before. This event made me realize it is not that easy to stay on a horse or a bull!! I cannot say that I understand how scoring works or anything but I really do look up to all the cowboys who were there at the event! I think they are all winners!
One of the biggest rodeos in Canada, though, is held every year in Calgary. It is called the Calgary Stampede and is held in July. I have watched the Calgary Stampede parade but have never watched the Calgary Stampede rodeo. I guess I was just never interested and Calgarians are really big on that. So maybe I should make time to watch the rodeo during Calgary Stampede this year? What do you think?
I really did enjoy watching the rodeo and I would definitely watch it again!
Anyways, I realized that I should learn to appreciate what I have in my own backyard even if it starts out as something I am not really interested in. Experiencing life is not only about doing things you like, it is also about doing things you are not so sure about in the beginning. Who knows? Maybe you will end up liking it?
P.S. Have you been to a rodeo before? Where and how was it? Did you like it or not? Drop me a line <3
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