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REPORTING · 8th April 2013
Walter McFarlane
The Bull-O-Rama is once again on the horizon. Vickey Kokesch, representing the Kitimat Snowflake Society and the Bull-O-Rama Committee.

“For the fifth year in a row, the Snowflake Community Fair Grounds Society and J Oviatt Contracting are hosting the British Columbia Professional Bull Riders Sanctioned Bull-O-Rama and it will be held on Saturday, June 8th, 2013 at Tamitik Arena,” said Kokesch.

She explained the Bull-O-Rama is bull riding, the highlight of all rodeos and a televised adrenaline sport. The rider seeks a share of $8500 cash and prizes to ride an untamed bull for 8 seconds. Other features will be the wild horse race and the Bull-O-Llama scramble for the children.

“For the past four years, we’ve had great success for this event. We’ve had sold out crowds and this year, we’re making some more minor improvements so it’s a little more enjoyable for all,” said Kokesch.

She thanked the sponsors for the event. The money from the event has been used to improve the Snowflake Fair Grounds. Other clubs have benefited including the Northern Spirit Paddlers, Skating Club, Kinsmen Club, Rod and Gun Club and the Kitimat General Hospital Foundation have all benefited from the Bull-O-Rama.

She requested a grant of just over $2000 for the event.

While there were no questions from Council, Mayor Joanne Monaghan suggested drawing names to have a member of Council riding a bull to add spice to the evening.

When it came to the report later in the meeting, three city Councillors, Councillors Scott, Feldhoff and Goffinet, declared conflict as they are members of the hospital foundation. Councillor Edwin Empinado made a motion to grant $2850 to the 2013 Bull-O-Rama event.