New Year’s Eve Bullarama fundraiser at Agriplex

A New Year's Eve Bullarama and dance will be held at the Agriplex in Barriere as a fundraiser for the Farm Kids Scholarship Fund

A New Year’s Eve Bullarama and dance will be held at the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere as a fundraiser for the Farm Kids Scholarship Fund.

“It’s a great venue with exciting entertainment. What’s better than watching live bull riding followed by an old time country dance for New Year’s?” said Steven Puhallo, president and founder of the Farm Kids Fund, “This is a regional event with people from Clearwater to Kamloops coming to ‘buck in’ the New Year.”

“We have a great partner and venue sponsor in the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association, which administers the Agriplex in Barriere. They’re been great to work with and the Agriplex is such a great facility for the region,” Puhallo stated.

Jill Hayward, president of the NTFFRA, sees this as another event choosing Barriere because of its investment in agri-tourism.

“Events like the New Year’s Eve Bullarama are one of the reasons why we took the leap and built the Agriplex. Having a major regional event like this proves the value of such a facility,” she said.

The New Year’s Eve Bullarama will feature bucking bulls from local stock contractor S&E Bucking Bulls. S&E stock boss Ed Lebourdais is proud of the caliber of bucking bulls that will be matched against some of western North America’s best bull riders.

“We’ve got bulls that will buck all night and the cowboys better be ready to ride some lightning!” he said.

The event is sanctioned by Elite Professional Bull Riders out of Acton, Montana.

“EPB sanctioning allows us to attract a high caliber of bull rider from across Canada and the United States,” said Lebourdais.

Find more information on the Farm Kids Fund and the Bucking for the Farm Kids – Barriere New Year’s 2012 Bullarama at Tickets are on sale online at, at The Horse Barn in Kamloops, and at the North Thompson Star/Journal in Barriere.


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