Kamloops Cowboy Festival - March 12th to 15th, 2015
Review by Mark McMillan

The 19th Annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival

Another awesome weekend in Kamloops has come and gone and many folks left with a smile on their face and a "see you next year" as they waved good bye ... after pre-booking their hotel room for next year.

The only negative comments we received were about the buffet food on two of the three nights (those that ate at all three had to compare Friday and Sunday night's meal to a super roast beef dinner Saturday night). We have already addressed this issue and the caterers have assured us they will change things for next year - for the better - beef all three nights (with better variety of side dishes and still with a choice for non beef eaters)!

Entertainment ... wow!! The talent that performed over the four days was amazing! A lot of past year's favourites and a lot of new faces combined to put on a great show and the feedback from the audience was all very positive.

The Art of the West Show and Sale and the Festival Trade Show were two other areas that seemed to ooze with talent. Terrific art entries in sculpture, flat work and photography were displayed all weekend. The Festival Trade Show had booths there celebrating their 19th year as an exhibitor and others were there for the first time - all seemed happy with the results which showed that the public was happy with the products.

We were thrilled to once again have the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia open the show Friday night at the Calvary Church. Her Honour also congratulated the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees and posed with them for a photo at the induction ceremony.

Now on to 20th Anniversary!! Will there be anything special? Hard to say at this point in time other than the fact that we will be bringing back some of the original performers and some of past year's favorites ... and a couple of new faces, too! Keep an eye on www.bcchs.com for updates as we get closer to March of 2016 and you can find a link here to some of the 2015 photos by Donna Smith.

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