August 11, 2014

Well its over!  Our volunteers and staff did not want the week to end.  Was so much fun for our group and especially gratifying to see the happy smiles and compliments from young and old for the 2014 Greatest Show in the Peace.  Weather was in our favor and quite a change from 2013 flood.

Rodeo had our largest entry to date just shy of 300 and a full slate of WPCA-WCA chuckwagons at 56.  Entries were up in the Draft Horse division with the Hosting of BC Percheron Provincial Show and the Friske Supreme Challenge held for the first time in Western Canada.  Cattle division hosted the BC Angus Gold Show and the largest number of entries in the Boehringer-DC Vet Finished Steer Classic.  14 Steers went to the Auction with the highest Steer selling for $3.20 a pound.  The Rising Star talent contest had some of the best competition we have ever had with two going onto the 2015 P.N.E. Provincial Finals.

After some restructuring of our Licensed Security for the event we were awarded more numbers in the Waterin Hole.  No major incidents so hopefully we can add to the numbers for 2015 and end the lineups!

Lots of good comments, on the new seating in the grandstand.  Wagon/Race Fans, Dawson Creek Exhibition & Stampede, “THANK” the City of Dawson Creek Mayor & Council for providing the funding.  We now will be working on some individual seats for 2015 and having all seats numbered.

2015 will have more changes all for the better.  Plans are underway to start the event on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 with a Concert (top Canadian Country Artist) in the Rodeo Infield/Grandstand.  400 floor seats, 4800 in Grandstand, 6 Tent Suites, 2 Big Screens.  Our Waterin Hole band will be the opener and the Waterin Hole will be open following the concert.  Sponsors will have their “Kick off BBQ” in the Hosting tent (east side of the Grandstand) and complimentary tickets to the Concert.   The tent only holds 350 people so book your sponsorships early!

Thank you to our Competitors, Sponsors, Staff, Volunteers and our Volunteer Board of Directors who make this event happen.  “Greatest Show in the Peace” an event hosted in the beautiful City of Dawson Creek and ownership belongs to the Alberta/B.C. Peace River Country!   A space where Agriculture, Forestry and the Oil Industry,  meet to Compete, Showcase our Accomplishments and celebrate our Western Heritage.

View our 2014 Sponsors Page

See you down the trail in 2015 – Spring Breakup Pro Rodeo (Encana Event Centre), April 24 – 25, 2015,   Greatest Show in the Peace (Fair Grounds), August 4-9, 2015.

DAWSON CREEK EXHIBITION & STAMPEDE

Connie Patterson              President

 

 

Highlights
  • August 5, 2014 

    To order advanced tickets (open or reserved seating,) please call 250-219-7080. NOTE: reserved seats only available as 5 day passes until Friday morning when they can be sold as daily seats. 

  • July 25, 2014 

    HEAVY DRAFT HORSE SHOW - has 2 new sponsors for 2014!
    Heavy Horse Pull will now have $4500 in prize monies paying 1st to 5th in Pull plus hook money for 6th and under. Saturday and Sunday Pull at 3:00 pm. Mile 0 Teamster will pay day money plus $1000 for Mile 0 Top Teamster. 4 Horse Hitch confirmation & 6 horse hitch confirmation will each have an added purse of $500 for the winners.  

  • July 21, 2014 

    The closing date for entries is August 1, 2014 

  • July 18, 2014 

    Together Tourism Dawson Creek and the Dawson Creek & District Chamber of Commerce with the Dawson Creek Exhibition invite you and your business to compete in this year’s Best Dressed Business Competition 
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  • July 14, 2014 

    For entry to the Kids Wild Horse Race please contact Kesler Rodeo
    403-758-6463 or 406-403-1771 

  • July 7, 2014 

    2014 ROTARY CLUBS OF DAWSON CREEK FALL FAIR PARADE

    Friday, August 9th
    Theme: Sowing Seeds for Agriculture
    Registration form can be found on our homepage at:

    http://www.dawsoncreekchamber.ca/

     

  • June 20, 2014 

    To listen to the Chuckwagon's please tune into SiriusXM Canada on Rural Radio Channel 80 or click this link to listen live online on Country 99 in Bonnyville http://listen.hotdogradio.com/?ID=CFNA 

  • June 19, 2014 

    Prizebooks are available at DC Coop, DC Vet Clinic, Erbe's Feed. 

  • May 27, 2014 

    Our hours for the fair!

    Wednesday is our sneak a peak day: free entrance to grounds starting at 9am. Only charge is the chuckwagons at 5pm. It is a great time to come check out the animals getting ready for their weekend shows!

    Thursday-Saturday: grounds open at 7am. Gates and Rides shut down at 12am. Beer Gardens last call is 1am.

    Sunday: grounds open at 7am and close after the chuckwagons at 8:30pm. 

  • May 22, 2014 

    Contract Acts coming: Rodeo Clown- Denis Halstead, Crazy Girls Trick Riders (be sure to get in contact with their sponsor DC COOP for girls trick rider for a day), Kids Wild Horse Race. Our Stock Contractor will be Kesler Rodeo and Chute 9.

    NEWS UPDATES:
    Working on the track, getting ready and re-planting the areas where the chuckwagons park, getting some better drainage on the grounds after the 2013 flood. The new bleacher seating is nearly complete, and looking absolutely awesome!!!! Reserved Tickets ARE ON SALE, as well as All Event General Seating. Call the office 250-782-6252. Can use credit cards over the phone for payment.

    NEW EVENTS:
    Heavy Horse Division- hosting the Ultimate Supreme Fiske Draft Horse Challenge. 

  • May 22, 2014 

    Just confirmed today that Miss Rodeo Canada will be attending the 2014 Greatest Show in the Peace! She will be leading our exhibit in the parade, packing the Canada in our Rodeo Grand Entry each day, and visiting all exhibits on the grounds.  

  • April 25, 2014 

    Thank you to the sponsors, rodeo fans, and our friends who all attended the first annual Spring Breakup Pro Rodeo and Dance in the EnCana Event Centre April 25th and 26th. Thank you to S.Patterson Trucking, D. Loomis Mechanical, Joe Loomis Trucking, Curtis York Trucking, John Dyck Trucking, Mountainview Safety and Wild Horse Oilfield for purchasing a team and all those who attended the team draft, supper, and auction on Thursday night. Special thank you to the Calgary Stampede, Chute 9 and Nanson Vold- our stock contractors who did an awesome job. We're looking forward to 2015 and have set the dates of the Rodeo for April 24th and 25th- MARK IT ON YOUR CALENDER! Better than any 8 second ride! Congratulations to our 50/50 Winners- Brian and Darrin Kettner.  
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