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REPORTING · 18th January 2015
Walter McFarlane
Plans are in the works for the Bull-O-Rama to return in June of 2015. Bull-O-Rama is a rodeo which was started in 2009 to raise funds for the Snowflake Community Fairground Society as well as for other services to the community of Kitimat.

“On behalf of the Snowflake Community Fairground Society, I am pleased to announce that we will be hosting Bull O Rama again on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the Tamitik Arena in Kitimat. This event is sanctioned by the British Columbia Bull Riders Association,” wrote Jack Oviatt in a letter issued to potential sponsors.

In Bull-O-Rama, a bull rider seeks a share of $10,000 cash by riding an untamed bull for 8 seconds. There are also plans in the works for a wild horse race this year as well.

“The success of this event is credited largely to our sponsors who lend their names and financial support to help host the event. All proceeds of this event stay in Kitimat,” wrote Oviatt. “Our goal this year is to raise enough money to purchase at least two infusion pumps to be donated to the Kitimat General Hospital to replace aging equipment that is not funded by Northern Health Care.”

“The infusion pumps are Computerized IV Intravenous Pumps and they will be used in the emergency room and acute care,” said Corinne Scott Chair of the Kitimat General Hospital Foundation. “The IV Pumps they have need to be manually operated and the computerized infusion pumps will insure easier and more accurate dosage of medication for patients.”

Other groups who will benefit include the Kinsmen Club of Kitimat, the Kitimat Karate Club, the Snow Valley Skating Club, The Fil-Can Association and the Northern Spirit Paddlers.

This year’s Bull-O-Rama is currently looking for sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring, you can contact Jack Oviatt at 250-632-4831 for more information.

“As always, I am excited about the event and am very happy to be involved with a group committed to improving health care in our community,” said Oviatt.