Photos courtesy Jim Bond, Joe Ellington, Barry Gilligan, Lauren Gurney, and Bob Sohomuch
In July 2007 the Alberta town of Rockyford [pronounced Rocky Ford] hosted its 50th Annual Rodeo. It was a spectacle in every way; a concert, dance, parade, and chuckwagon breakfast added to the excitement of this three day professional event. A tiny town, a big celebration!
There to have a good time, as well as to compete amidst the Riverton Post Office, the Childress Dance Hall, JTs Bar, Jack and Lureens Parking Spot, and the Childress and Electra [Texas] Rodeo Grounds, were hundreds of authentic Alberta cowboys. Predictably, Brokeback Mountain fans were there, too, with their cameras. Have a look at some of what they saw!
For more information about the Village of Rockyford and the Rockyford AG Society / Lions Club Rodeo, see http://www.FindingBrokeback.com/Rockyford/index.htm.
Revised 16 July 2009