Bulls vs cowboys raise money for kids at North Thompson Agriplex
A sell-out crowd enjoyed thrills, spills, and good family entertainment at the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere, on Dec. 31, for the inaugural New Year's Eve 'Bucking For The Farm Kids' Bullarama, Well over two dozen gutsy cowboys arrived from Western Canada and the U.S. to compete for the sparkling trophy buckle, and a $5,000 added purse. Barriere hometown riders Justin Davis and Monty Ross were in the lineup as well. Davis made it into the short go round after a good eight second ride on a tough bull in the first go round. Winner of the first go, with a score of 84, was Manitoba's Zane Lambert; who then went on to also win the final go with an 85.5. The event was hosted by the Farm Kids Scholarship Fund, and was the first fundraising event for their scholarship program. FKSF rep Steven Puhallo told the sell-out crowd that the evening's successful event had created $5,000 in scholarship dollars which would be used to help rural youth further their education. Following the Bullarama, a portable dance floor was laid in front of the rodeo chutes, where 400 people boogied the night away and welcomed in the New Year.