Tisdale Rambler Rodeo has some new surprises

TISDALE — The Tisdale Rambler Rodeo and Trade Fair is coming back with some new surprises.

“It brings a lot of people to town,” said Carson Penner, co-chair of the event. “We put the RECplex through a transformation from hockey to rodeo. It’s just something different for the community.”

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The trade fair will be held in the RECplex curling rink this year. Unlike previous years, this year it will contain an escape room.

This isn’t the only new item. There is another, but Penner is keeping that a secret – for now.

“You’ll have to get your rodeo tickets,” Penner said. “That one’s a bit of a surprise.”

The rodeo serves as the only annual fundraiser for the Tisdale Ramblers senior hockey team. Penner said this is the latest that the event has ever taken place. Usually the rodeo is help in the first weeks of April and is one of the first rodeos on the circuit.

The reason for the later timing of the event this year is due to the Tisdale Dance Experience Festival and the Telus Cup Western Regionals.

“We’re hoping it doesn’t affect the crowds – rodeo tickets are available,” Penner said. “They’re selling nicely so hopefully we can fill the rink for the rodeos and have a couple of good cabarets.”

The Rodeo and Trade fair is taking place from April 18 to 20.

“Just come on out and enjoy the show, it’s going to be a lot of fun and you know, hopefully the weather holds out.”

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