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2012 Jasper Heritage Rodeo, August 14-18

July 16th, 2012 by jenn

The Jasper Heritage Rodeo in Jasper, Alberta has been entertaining locals and tourists alike since it began in 1926. Every night starting Tuesday, August 14th through Saturday the18th, the doors open for general admission seating at 6 p.m. at the Jasper Activity Centre, 303 Bonhomme St. The excitement begins at 7 p.m. Watch professional cowboys such as the Rocky Mountain Riders and the Cariboo Cowgirls Drill Team Society show their stuff–roping, riding and racing!

Stick Pony Parade at Jasper Heritage Rodeo

Stick Pony Parade at Jasper Heritage Rodeo

Events for the Kids
Kids love rodeos and the Jasper Heritage Rodeo also gives young children a chance to get in on the fun.
On Wednesday, August 15th, the Stick Pony Parade is scheduled for 10 am at the Jasper Activity Centre parking lot. Put on their cutest rodeo gear, let them mount up on their stick pony and the little ones can join the parade going through town with , decorated wagons and rodeo mascots.

Saturday, August 18th from noon to 2 p.m., there’s free admission to the ATCO Li’l Britches Corral. Parents can bring their children to the rodeo arena at the Jasper Activity Centre for face painting, horseback rides, roping lessons, and chances to play with mascots and jump in a clown barrel. Free straw hat to one of the first Li’l Britches through the doors at noon! Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Food & Music at the Jasper Heritage Rodeo
What rodeo would be complete without huge amounts of grilled meat? August 15-17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the BBQ crew will be serving up the goodness at the annual Rodeo BBQ. Come to the CIBC bank parking lot at 416 Connaught Drive, eat your fill and support a good cause too. The Jasper Heritage Rodeo BBQ is also a fundraiser to stop Multiple Sclerosis.

On Saturday, August 18, from 9 to 11 a.m., get a tall stack at the Jasper Heritage Rodeo Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Jasper Volunteer Fire Brigade. This event at the fire hall (3840 S. Main) is also a fundraiser benefiting the Edmonton Burn Unit.

Every night, the Jasper Heritage Rodeo After Rodeo Party will be held at the Champs Lounge in the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre at 76 Connaught Drive. For Wednesday, Tommy K the DJ will keep the music going so everyone can keep dancing. On Thursday and Friday, there’ll be live country bands. On Saturday, August 18, 2012, you won’t want to miss the SCMA Fan’s Choice for Entertainer of the Year: Codie Prevost.

For guests staying at our accommodations near Jasper National Park, the Jasper Heritage Rodeo will be a fun choice for a rootin’ tootin’ time in Jasper!

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