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The Finals of the Lion’s Labour Day Rodeo in Cochrane

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On Monday, I went down to the Lion’s 44th Annual Labour Day Rodeo  for the finals of the weekend long event.  This was my third rodeo that I have attended this summer and I joined my parents, aunt and uncle, and my wife’s parents.  It was fun to enjoy a bit of time together down at the grounds.

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I can’t say enough good things about this event.  A large portion of the townspeople of Cochrane were down on the grounds.  The banter between the announcer and the lead rodeo clown throughout the afternoon was fun and held the crowd’s interest between rides.  The cowgirls and cowboys were impressive as they competed in their specialties.  There were more than a few outstanding rides.  I am always impressed by the level of skill on display at all of the rodeos, big and small, throughout Alberta.

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I wasn’t at the rodeo on Sunday, so I missed seeing Darwin Wiggett and Wayne Simpson there.  They both posted images from their time on the grounds – great work by both.  The event drew a fair number of photographers but there was plenty of room to set up and move around the gates.

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