Meetings

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:

http://www.e-district.org/sites/5m13/index.php

http://www.facebook.com/District5M13Lions

 

 

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".

Our Facebook page has many photos and videos of us and our projects:

http://www.facebook.com/bowsmanlions

To subscribe to our page, click the "Like" button beside where it says "Bowsman Lions Club".

 

The 2015 Journey For Sight will take place from January 12th to 18th.

 

http://www.facebook.com/JourneyForSight

2 TICKETS FOR $5 ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON THE 2015 ARCTIC CAT LYNX 2000 - License No. LGA-1262-RF

The draw will be made on Feb. 22nd, 2015 at the Lions District 5M13 Convention which will be held at the Tundra Oil and Gas Place Victoria Inn in Virden, Manitoba, Canada.

The annual snowmobile fundraising event for the Lions Eye Bank originated in Birtle, Manitoba in 1983 and takes place during the third week in January. There are several legs in Manitoba that all end up in Brandon, MB. Some of the riders travel about 700 kilometres during the week when they start the leg in Thompson, MB and head south.

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!

The Lions Eye Bank is a registered non-profit charity and donations can also be made online or by mail at this page:

http://www.eyebankmanitoba.com/donations/

 

Bowsman Lion Ian Mullin on the front page of the October 2014 issue of the Manitoba Lion newspaper presenting a cheque from this year's proceeds to Lion Bill McKitrick, Board Chairman of the Lions Eye Bank of Manitoba & Northwest Ontario Inc. Download the October 2014 issue of the Manitoba Lion PDF here:

http://e-district.org/userfiles/215/file/Newspaper/Oct_Lion_2014.pdf

 

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.

 

RODEO GROUP FINALS HOSTED AT 2014 BOWSMAN BULL-A-RAMA

The Bowsman Lions Welcoming Committee was busy on Saturday, October 4th as they greeted about a thousand people who came to Bowsman for the 11th annual Bowsman Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo events.

It started at 3pm in the afternoon with the Old Western Family BBQ and Saloon at the Bowsman Curling Rink. Live music entertainment was provided by the Ken Thompson Band. There was even a "Running Of The Bulls" when one of the "Bulls" escaped from a trailer and chased a rodeo clown throughout the crowd who were enjoying their steaks.

At 7pm a flame-filled opening ceremony kicked off the 2014 Bowsman Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo. Top riders from the Canadian Cowboy Association came to compete in the Saddlebronc, Bareback, and Bullriding events. With Bowsman being the second last event of the CCA season, the stakes were high for the riders wanting to get into the Canadian Cowboys Association Finals Rodeo. Emery Erickson was the announcer and Prime Time Rodeos provided the stock. 

The Wild Horse Race started the action with the local team of Chris Martin, Tyler Martin, and Darrell Dushanek winning the event. The Bareback and Saddlebronc events were next, as well as a performance by Dave Cory and Skip, his Wonder Horse. 

The 50/50 draw was held during the Intermission. The winners were:

Keith Woolford of Swan River won $1250

Cindy Sawchuk of Swan River won $750

Lorna Foster of Benito, MB won $500

Fireworks filled the air again for the start of the Saskatchewan Bucking Group's Finals. The SBG is a newly formed group that promotes the Saddlebronc and Bareback horse riding events to younger riders and this year the top three riders in each event came to ride in Bowsman. The finalists were CJ Wolfe, Anthony Potvin, and Chase Bourque for the Saddlebronc and Pat Gravelle, Lane Link, and Mason Helmeczi for Bareback. The Saddlebronc champion was Chase Bourque of Pelly, SK with a score of 77 and Lane Link from Maple Creek, SK was the winner of the Bareback event with a score of 76. Congratulations guys and we hope to see you back here again next year.

Then it was time to bring in the bulls for the main event. It was edge of your seat excitement as spectators witnessed Steve Maddison from Carman, MB win the Bull Riding by getting the new high score of 86 points for the Bowsman Bull-A-Rama on the bull "Good As Gold" and watched in fear as Ethan Schultz from Strathmore, AB was bucked off and thrown into the air by the bull "Tilley's Custom Colts". Ethan laid motionless for a few minutes before getting to his feet to the roaring applause of the audience. 


Unofficial Results from the 2014 Bowsman Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo:

Bareback:

1 - Bradley Dyck from Gladstone, MB with 79 points

2 - Monty Koopman from Consul, SK with 77 points

3 - Lane Link from Maple Creek, SK with 76 points


Saddlebronc: 

1 - Is a three way tie with Tyler Wilson from Meadow Lake, SK, Casey Bertram from Piapot, SK, and Ross Kreutzer from Maple Creek, SK all with 76 points

2 - Kirk Thompson from Brandon, MB with 75 points

3 - Mike Gordon from Maple Creek with 69 points   


Bull Riding: 

1 - Steve Maddison from Carman, MB with 86 points

2 - Landon Lockhart from Brandon, MB with 81 points

3 - Kory Ginnis from Grenfell, SK with 77 points 


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 Club would like to thank everyone who came out to the events, the sponsors, and everyone who helped us put on our 2014 Bowsman Bull-A-Rama. Proceeds this year are going towards the Swan Valley Health Initiative. 

 

2014 Bowsman Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo Facebook Photo Album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.689790004433344.1073741855.151288441616839&type=1

 

2014 Bowsman Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo Facebook Event page: Facebook.com/events/267221390134448/?ref=22

 

Our Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo is a sanctioned rodeo by the Canadian Cowboys Association:

http://canadiancowboys.ca

 

Prime Time Rodeo is the stock provider for our Bowsman Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo:

http://www.primetimerodeo.com

 

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RobHj3_sEo

 

Fantastic Four Trick Riders

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iFb2ELQtk0 A

 

2013 Bullarama Highlights

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ByNH_mGCRA

 

Bowsman Bullarama Highlights 2005 - 2011

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQZNd3icY9E

 

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

From http://www.canadiancowboys.ca/2013results/bowsmanresults.htm

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

 

http://swanriver.valleybiz.ca/news/2013/10/07/shootout-at-the-bullarama-saloon/

 

12 Hours of Entertainment at Bowsman BullARama

 

http://swanriver.valleybiz.ca/news/2013/10/08/12-hours-of-entertainment-at-bowsman-bullarama/

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

2013 Bowsman Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo

2012 Bowsman Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo

2011 Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo

Bowsman Lions Club's Videos

 

2014 Billy Beal Ice Fishing Derby - $10 000 Top Prize

 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

 

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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