Cache Creek backs rodeo request

Cache Creek Council agreed to write a letter of support to Belkorp for the Ashcroft Rodeo Association.

Cache Creek Council agreed to send a letter of support for the Ashcroft Rodeo Association to Belkorp at its Sept. 28 meeting

The Association is still looking for property to relocate the Rodeo. The letter to Council from the association’s president Bob Sidwell  said the group was hoping to use a portion of Belkorp’s land adjacent to their Wastech business on Hwy 1.

Sidwell said they had yet to receive a reply to the request they sent to Belkorp on July 31.

“We feel that a letter of support from the Cache Creek Council would help the process along considerably,” he said.

“I still consider this to be the Ashcroft Rodeo,” said Mayor John Ranta, “and feel the Rodeo Parade should continue in Ashcroft.”

He told Council that he felt the event was an asset to the local area “and if we can help keep it here, we should.”

The association has been trying to access land on the Dunes above Ashcroft, but the process has been bogged down by other property commitments and unclear land titles.

Earlier this year, the rodeo was asked to leave the property they had leased for many years and no rodeo was held. The group is anxious to find a new home before the BCRA event is cancelled.

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