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Spring Newsletter

Greetings

Hoping that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that 2020 is bringing great things your way. We have a few things to touch on and will include the Spring Calendar in this Newsletter.

REMINDER – members please share this information with your parents, there are some very important topics discussed here.

Calendar

April 18 NORTH GALA – Fort St John, BC *** watch Facebook for updates ***

April 24-26 SOUTH HSR/JHSR – Merritt, BC

April 25-26 NORTH HSR/JHSR – Chetwynd, BC #3 (cutting and cow horse Friday night TBV)

May 2-3 SOUTH HSR/JHSR – Williams Lake, BC (pending approval)

May 2-3 NORTH HSR/JHSR – Chetwynd, BC #4 (pending approval)

May 8-10 CO-APPROVED HSR/JHSR – Quesnel, BC (shooting, cutting RCH TBV)
*** AGM WILL TAKE PLACE FRIDAY NIGHT, LOCATION TBV ***

May 16-18 JUNIOR HIGH PROVINCIAL FINALS – Barrier, BC

June 12-14 HIGH SCHOOL PROVINCIAL FINALS – Fort St John, BC

June 21-27 JUNIOR NATIONAL FINALS RODEO – Des Moines, Iowa

June 28 – July 5 SILVER STATE INTERNATIONAL RODEO – Winnemucca, Nevada

July 19-25 NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL FINALS RODEO – Lincoln, Nebraska

July 31 – August 2 CANADIAN HIGH SCHOOL FINALS RODEO – Merritt, BC

All information will be up on the website just as soon as the dates are all approved and sanction forms are completed.  

Mega Lotto

We have had another successful year with our Mega Lotto sales! The total amount of sales was up and as soon as the funds are received from Rotary, they will be divided to the Regions by percentage of tickets sold (approx. 74% North and 26% South). We sold in the neighborhood of $20,000 worth of tickets, we get approximately 45% of those sales. So please everyone should pat themselves on the back for getting out and selling the tickets, and we were 100% successful in having all of our sold and unsold tickets returned.

Let’s give a BIG SHOUT OUT to Alana Copeland, Angela Kosick and Leona Smith for taking the lead on this fundraiser and making it so successful!!!

PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP AND SEASON LEADER AWARDS

In 2019, HSR of BC presented 100 buckles to our contestants (including buckles ordered for events which presented a tie). There is a buckle given for Season Leader in each division, for each event both Junior and High School. There are Season Leader All Around Buckles and Rookie Buckles for each Region also. Provincial Championship buckles in each event, All Around Buckles and Rookie Buckles are also given at the Provincial level, followed by awards to 3rd or 4th place. We also gave out a $250 scholarship to each Provincial Champion in the High School Division. There were 4 All Around Saddles presented – High School boy and girl, Junior boy and girl. Each competitor qualified for Provincial Finals also receives a team shirt. The dollar figure for these awards is in the neighborhood of $60,000 give or take, which works out to an average of $460 per competing member.

We do hope that this will help clarify how the Family Sponsorship funds and the money raised for awards are spent.

*** FURTHER TO THIS ***
We are currently seeking an individual or individuals to take on the task of sourcing and ordering prizes for Junior and High School Provincials for 2nd, 3rd and possibly 4th place. This person will be asked to work within a budget and will be guided by the Board of Directors. If this position is something that interests you, please contact me at hsrofbcsecretary@gmail.com as soon as possible.

REPORT CARDS

Please remember to send your most current report card to bchsra.reportcards@gmail.com before March 15, 2020 in order to remain on the eligible list. You must be in good standing at school, passing 70% of your course load and attending classes. If you have any concerns, you may contact Kari Bondaroff or Christine Jones at the above email address for guidance.

SCHOLARSHIPS

2020 Grads …. Your scholarship applications are due to Lynn Peck no later than May 15. 2020. Please see bchsra.com for instructions and requirements. You don’t have to wait until May to get these done, there are links to several scholarship opportunities on the website in the scholarship tab. These will have varying deadlines, so have a look and take advantage of applying for any scholarships you may qualify for.

FACEBOOK

Although Facebook is not our first line of communication, I would highly recommend joining the BC High School Rodeo North and South Facebook pages as well as the Canadian High School Finals Rodeo Facebook pages. There is lots of good information being shared on these sights, such as clinics, jackpots, non HSR rodeos, fundraising opportunities, equipment, stock and horses for sale. Become a member of these pages and stay informed.

VOLUNTEERS

There are positions available

  • South Queen Liaison
  • North Sponsorship Liaison
  • Awards Coordinator
  • Queen Coordinator (to train under Jodie Surerus)

If you think any of these positions would interest you or someone you know, please contact me at hsrofbcsecretary@gmail.com

Go on out there and get those horses legged up, rodeo season is just around the corner, we wish you all a fun, successful spring run, set some goals and smash them!!!

And as always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of us if you have questions or concerns, we will do our best to get back to you with an answer in a timely manner.

HSR of BC Board of Directors.