Rodeo success

I am writing in regards to the letter ‘Great to see the rodeo return’ (The NEWS, Aug. 27).

I am writing in regards to the letter ‘Great to see the rodeo return’ (The NEWS, Aug. 27).

I would like to let you know that this event was not put on by Coombs Hillers Recreation Community Organization (CHRCO), but by Vancouver Island Western Heritage Organization (VIWHO). We are a new organization that is comprised very few people. We worked endless hours in a short period of time to put this show on, with help from volunteers and sponsors. Thank you to everyone that stepped up and made this a great event.

We are glad that everyone had a good time and would like to apologize for the lack of food vendors on site. We had a couple vendors not show up and the ones that were there were overwhelmed. This is something that will be fixed for next year.

We relied on social media and the posters that were posted from Campbell River to Duncan for advertisement. With a limited budget and a small committee, we got the word out to bring enough people through the gate to pay the bills. Next year is going to be bigger and better.

Join Vancouver Island Western Heritage Organization on Facebook to stay informed of upcoming events.

Ray Aebig, Vancouver Island Western Heritage OrganizationQualicum Beach

Just Posted

Halloween festivities abound in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

From aerial shows to trick or treating, there’s plenty of event options for all ages

Celebration of life announced for Parksville man who died following reported hit and run

Investigation still underway following death of Spencer Alexander Moore

Mushroom festival returns to Coombs

Displays, talks, mushroom identification and more

ELECTION 2019: NDP’s Gord Johns re-elected in Courtenay-Alberni

Conservative Byron Horner finishes second, with Green Party’s Sean Wood third

VIDEO: Is the stethoscope dying? High-tech options pose threat

World-renowned cardiologist believes the device is just a pair of ‘rubber tubes’

Aquilini companies deny negligence in U.S. vineyard fire that killed two kids

Fire occurred at Red Mountain Vineyard, located in southeast Washington State

Surrey cop killer gets new parole conditions

Surrey RCMP Constable Roger Pierlet, 23, was shot dead on March 29, 1974

Former Kelowna Hells Angels associate could be deported, court rules

David Revell has lost his fight against deportation from Canada

Alcohol available onboard BC Ferries starting Thursday

Beer and wine sales begin at 11 a.m. on select Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay sailings

‘Find Trevor’: B.C. man’s dog leads searchers to rescue him after fall during hike

‘I’ve had lots of intelligent dogs, but Purple is in a class herself’

15 Canadian youths to sue Ottawa for not acting on climate change

They say young people will be more affected than other groups

Faster response may have prevented fatal outcome at B.C. trampoline park

Coroner’s report rules Greater Victoria father Jay Greenwood’s death accidental

Girl approached by stranger at Nanaimo elementary school playground

Brechin Elementary School principal sends letter to parents after Oct. 22 incident

Most Read