May 17, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GUY WEADICK DAYS 2016
HIGH RIVER, AB – There will be a few exciting new twists to look forward to at the 2016 Guy Weadick Days, taking place June, 23th- 26th, at the High River Agricultural Society Grounds. This year’s event will bring back Professional Rodeo, World Professional Chuckwagons, an interactive family zone and two concerts featuring Justin Ament and Emerson Drive as the headliners.
This year’s return of professional rodeo is spearheaded by the team at C5 Rodeo Company, who will be bringing in an exciting historical and western twist with it. “We are ramping up the entertainment side of things for this year’s rodeo” explained Rodeo Coordinator, Gillian Shields. “We want to tell the story of Guy Weadick through our rodeo production, all while making sure it’s a well-run, on the edge of your seat show”. Rodeo Performances will take Place Friday at 5:00 pm, Saturday at 2:00 pm, Sunday at 12:00 pm with a slack performance at 9:00 pm on Saturday.
The World Professional Chuckwagon Association is also excited to be coming back for their annual stop at High River. "The town of High River and the District of Foothills has a long, storied history with the sport of chuckwagon racing. We are pleased to be bringing the 2016 GMC World Pro Tour to Guy Weadick Days in partnership with professional rodeo and the High River Ag Society." - Tom Barrow, GM of the World Professional Chuckwagon Association. Four days of World Professional Chuckwagon Association races with 9 heats per evening will take place Thursday to Saturday at 7:00 pm with a 4:00 pm Finals on the Sunday.
The High River Agricultural Society is looking forward to bringing in an interactive family zone which will include a petting zoo, wagon rides, bouncy castles, a farmer’s market and many more family friendly activities throughout the weekend. This year’s Friday evening concert will feature local western star Justin Ament, and Saturday’s concert will present Grammy nominee, Emerson Drive. Both Concerts will follow the WPCA Chuckwagon performances.
About Guy Weadick Days
Guy Weadick Days is an annual celebration in High River, Alberta named after the famous rodeo legend Guy Weadick, who was a resident of High River. Weadick recognized the appeal of the old west even as far back as 1912 and together with his wife Flores Ladue, he promoted his idea of a wild west show combined with cowboy competitions. The end result of his efforts was the formation of the first ever Calgary Stampede. This tradition of rodeo cowboys and top notch entertainment continues on through Guy Weadick Days! This year the event will take place June 23 - June 26, 2016, with 3 Canadian Professional Rodeo performances and 4 World Professional Chuckwagon races. Guy Weadick Days is owned and operated by the High River Agricultural Society. The not-for-profit organization was registered March 1st 1907. It has been an active and integral part of the agricultural community ever since.