The Bowsman and District Lions Club was chartered in 1984 and is located in west central Manitoba, Canada. We are in Zone 2 of Lion's District 5M13:
The burning outhouse in our Club logo is in commemoration of Bowsman's claim to fame, the Biffy Burning. This happened on New Year's Eve as part of the celebration for Canada's Centennial Year, which was in 1967. The townspeople of Bowsman, Manitoba burned their outhouses to celebrate the arrival of sewer service to the town. Apparently Bowsman's postal code was changed to R0L 0H0 which stands for "Roll Our Loyal Out Houses Over" in honour of this event. More photos and information about this historic event can be found in our Facebook photo album called "The Bowsman Biffy Burning".
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Bowsman Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo
The Bowsman Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo is one of the Bowsman and District Lions Club main fundraising events.
2014 BOWSMAN BULL-A-RAMA TO HOST RODEO GROUP FINALS
ATTENTION RODEO FANS!!! The 2014 Bowsman Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo will be held on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4th and this year we will have an exciting new event being held in conjunction with Bull-A-Rama, the hosting of the Saskatchewan Bucking Group's Finals.
The SBG is promoting the Saddlebronc and Bareback horse riding events to younger riders and this year the top three riders in each event will be riding in Bowsman. Come and see the future champions in the sport of rodeo makin' eight, just like past Bowsman Bull-A-Rama competitors who are now PBR bull riders, Tanner Byrne and Zane Lambert. Tanner was fifteen years old when he won in Bowsman and said that Bull-A-Rama was the first event he ever rode in.
We will also have top riders from the Canadian Cowboy Association competing in the Saddlebronc, Bareback, and Bullriding events for a spot in the Canadian Cowboys Association Finals Rodeo. Emery Erickson will be announcing and Prime Time Rodeos will be providing the stock. Due to popular demand, the Wild Horse Race will be returning as well. There will also be a performance by Dave Cory and his Wonder Horse.
Get here early and take a wagon ride to the Bowsman Curling Rink to enjoy a steak and live music at the Old Western Family BBQ and Saloon on Saturday afternoon before the Rodeo starts. Kids accompanied by a paid adult get a free hotdog and drink. Music will be provided by the Ken Thompson Band. There are also rumours that the wanted outlaw Bad Bart, who was captured after the "shoot out" at last year's BBQ, is looking for revenge after his escape from the gallows.
Starting at 9pm there will be an All Ages Dance featuring the bands Ken Thompson and Sonny and the Hurricanes back at the Curling Rink. Free unserviced camping in the "Snakebite Canyon Campground", so bring your campers and tents if you want to stay the night. We will also have the Safe Ride Home service available again.
There will also be a 50/50 draw as well. All proceeds will be going toward the Swan Valley Health Initiative.
2 FREE BULL-A-RAMA TRIPLE PAC TICKETS will be given out on the 2014 Bowsman Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo Facebook Event page. A Triple Pac ticket will get you into the BBQ, Rodeo, and Dance. Join as a Guest who is Going to be eligible. Don't forget to Invite your family and friends. Winners will be decided a week before on Saturday, September 27, 2014:
Ticket prices are as follows:
Triple Pac (BBQ, Rodeo, and Dance) - $40 - Advance Only (by 5pm Friday, Oct.3rd)
Steak BBQ - $20
Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo event - $12 - Advance (by 5pm Friday, Oct.3rd)
Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo event - $15 - On Day Of Event
Dance - $15
Tickets are available from Bowsman Lions Club members or at Cook and Cooke Insurance and Financial in Swan River. They can also be purchased with Visa or Mastercard by calling Cook and Cooke's at 204-734-9421 or toll free at 1-888-979-2665 if you are from outside the Swan Valley area. They can also be purchased at Conrad's Convenience Store in Bowsman.
Our Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo is a sanctioned rodeo by the Canadian Cowboys Association:
Prime Time Rodeo is the stock provider for our Bowsman Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo:
PAST BOWSMAN BULL-A-RAMA VIDEOS AND INFO:
A big "Thank You" going out to Kevin Penner from Swan Valley Video Services (svvs.ca) for the Bowsman Bull-a-Rama videos he has put on Youtube.
DVDs from this year's Bowsman Bull-A-Rama (and past years) are available for $20 each. Call 204-734-9179 to order. The 2013 one is 2 hours long and includes 14 minutes from the BBQ and Wild West Shootout, plus 8 minutes of highlights from past years.
Wild West Shootout
Fantastic Four Trick Riders
2013 Bullarama Highlights
Bowsman Bullarama Highlights 2005 - 2011
2013 Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo - Saturday, October 5th, 2013
Despite rumours of wanted outlaw "Bad Bart" coming there to cause trouble, well over four hundred people took their chances and came to the Bowsman Curling Rink to enjoy the Old Western Family BBQ on Saturday, October 5th.
The Wild West Show was only part of the 12 hours of entertainment put on by the Bowsman and District Lions Club as part of their celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Bowsman Bull-A-Rama. Their annual fundraising rodeo event had a change in the Canadian Cowboy Association circuit calendar and was held for the first time on a Saturday instead of Friday night.
This gave the Bowsman Lions a chance to provide more fun and entertainment with the addition of a third event this year, the Old Western Family Steak BBQ and Saloon. With fun for the whole family being the focus of the day, the Lions had local actors dressed up in Western costumes greet and interact with the crowd. Then towards the end of the BBQ, the actors had a "shoot out" inside the Bowsman Curling Rink complete with an undertaker and coffin for the deceased. Wagon rides were also available and music was provided by the Ken Thompson Band.
An eager crowd then filled the Bowsman Arena for the main event, the 10th anniversary of the Bowsman Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo. MC Emery Erickson who was also celebrating his 30th year as rodeo announcer filled the ring with flames and fireworks to start the show. A special presentation on the big screen was also given on Lion Albert Outhwaite's rodeo history and him joining the Bowsman Lions to start and serve as Chair of the Bowsman Bull-A-Rama Committee all these years. This year was also the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Cowboy Association and the 10th anniversary of livestock provider Prime Time Rodeos. In honour of all these special anniversaries, the Bowsman Lions were able to provide the spectators with a "special version" of the RCMP Musical Ride.
Then it was time for what everyone came to see, the three exciting Rough Stock Rodeo events of Saddle Bronc, Bareback, and Bullriding with riders from as far away as Alberta trying get their points up during the last week of the season to get into the CCA Finals Rodeo. New entertainment this year during Bull-A-Rama was the Wild Horse Race, where the teams had to catch a horse and ride it, and the Fantastic Four Trick Riders, one of whom was only four years old.
Official Rodeo Results - 2013 Bowsman Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo
SADDLE BRONC - RHETT FITZPATRICK on BODY LANGUAGE with 76 points
BAREBACK - COLTER HARDEN on SMOKIN' HOT with 82 points
BULL RIDING - JESSE LAWRENCE on RAM TOUGH with 83 points
50/50 Draw winners were:
$1250 - Melody Tamblyn from Lampman, SK
$750 - Caitlynd and Tyler Sutherland from Swan River, MB
$500 - Rose Sas from Benito, MB
After the Bull-A-Rama event was over, an All Ages Dance was held back at the Bowsman Curling Rink. Music was provided again by the Ken Thompson Band and later on headliners "Sonny and the Hurricanes" to finish off the night.
The Bowsman Lions would like to thank everyone who came out to the events, the sponsors, and everyone else who helped us out with our 2013 Bowsman Bull-A-Rama whose proceeds go towards the purchase of the Swan Valley Cataract Equipment.
Shootout at the BullARama Saloon
12 Hours of Entertainment at Bowsman BullARama
There many Bull-A-Rama photos and videos at the Facebook albums here:
2014 Billy Beal Ice Fishing Derby - $10 000 Top Prize
Saturday, March 15, 2014
2014 Journey For Sight
Bowsman Lion Ian Mullin is the Committee Chair and Bowsman Lion Donny Mullin is in charge of the snowmobile raffle. The raffle tickets are now available and pledge sheets are going around!
For more information go to: http://www.eyebankmanitoba.com/lions-eye-bank/journey-for-sight/
Some info about Bowsman: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowsman,_Manitoba
Bowsman is located in the north end of the Swan River Valley near the Porcupine Mountains about 500km north of Winnipeg, MB. Click here for directions on Google Maps.
Bowsman profile page at DiscoverSwanValley.com
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