Raymond Stampede festivities underway

This weekend will mark the last time for rodeo fans to enjoy the Raymond Stampede with its historic grandstand.

It will soon be torn down.

The stampede grounds will be relocated to a new site for the 2024 event.

Robert Heggie, the president of the Raymond Stampede shares what you can expect from the fun-filled festivities this weekend.

“It’s a Canadian Professional Rodeo Association sanctioned event, so you’re going to have all your major events. You’ll have your bare back, your saddle bronc bull riding, you’ll have your tie down roping, and your steer wrestling, team roping, ladies barrel racing, junior steer riding, and we always have the kids little wild pony race, which seems to be the most popular thing that we have here. And the crowd really gets electric for it. And it’s a lot of fun, we have a lot of fun here.”

The Raymond Stampede will run until the end of the day on July 1st.

For a full list of activities planned at the event you can visit the Raymond Stampede Facebook page.

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