Rodeo sticking to COVID Protocols

The Manitoba High School Rodeo Association has held six rodeos to date this season, with strict guidelines in place the MHSRA has successfully remained free of any virus, meaning no cases of COVID-19 have shown up at their rodeos.

This result occurs in a time when events have been cancelled, such as the Twin Valley Rodeo. The Twin Valley Rodeo is usually held in the Esterhazy area most years, but not this year.

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The MHSRA was able to continue having their events, partly due to the diligence that the MHSRA has performed to ensure the safety of the students.

Russell, MB hosted two of the six rodeos, as well as OakLake, Roblin and Souris also hosting; most of the 79 participants have been able to fully enjoyed their rodeo season.

There are a couple of events being held this weekend; one in Miniota at the Gun Range for the first-ever Light Shooting Practice, as well as the first-ever rodeo held in Saskatchewan this season at the Les Jack’s Arena in the Spy Hill area.

Mark Buchberger, President of the MHSRA said, “We have never received a COVID fine, I have checked with the Prairie Mountain Health Authority after they upgraded the region to orange and were told we are allowed to continue as long as we adhered to the guidelines in place”.

“Our guidelines have always been stricter than the provincial guidelines so that the students remain safe during this COVID time,” continued Buchberger.

“With the MHSRA holding rodeos almost every weekend it is nice to have the Four-Town Journal report on us exclusively in the rodeo area, ” Buchberger added before finishing up the interview.

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