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

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