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".
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/
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.
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
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:
There many Bull-A-Rama photos and videos at the Facebook albums here:
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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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