Holstein Rodeo 2011, I came, I saw, I conquered... and sold a hell of a lot of 50/50 tickets!
Ann, Bill, and Dan
We were heading to the rodeo to help out Bill, a good friend of Ann & Dan's who is involved in organizing the rodeo. Years ago he did Dan and his son a huge favour so over the last few years Dan has been kind enough to run the 50/50 draw at the rodeo to raise funds for the local Optimist's Club. This year, like two years ago I went along to help out. Soon after settling the motor home, we set up and started selling tickets! Its a busy, busy weekend! I spend a lot of time while the rodeo is going on running up and down the stands selling arm lengths and body lengths of tickets. At night we fall into bed, exhausted despite being parked right beside the stage that features various Country Music stars each night.
This year I know we raised over $3,600 for local charities! It was hard work but a lot of fun!
Here are some of my photos from the weekend... when I had a chance to take pictures!
Puttin' on the breaks after a Barrel Racing run!
The youngest barrel racer on Friday night, this adorable young girl from Florida
This fella was riding the bull in the above shot... these guys are insane!
See what I mean? Insane!
Rusty the Rodeo Clown
I got to go up the helicopter with this young girl and her Dad
In the helicopter with Lou Schizas radio personality from Toronto's Talk Radio AM640, Grand Marshall for the 2011 Rodeo
Rodeo grounds from above
Cowboy getting ready for Team Roping
Love this shot, caught the moment he lost his hat
A pair of Cowboys after their Team Roping run
Cowgirl in team roping
Cute little Cowgirl!
Julian Austin one of the Country Music Artists performing in the evening