Nakusp Rodeo won’t return for second season

Village council hears Nakusp Rodeo organizer is not planning to bring the event back for a second season.

  • Jun. 4, 2013 10:00 a.m.

By Kyle Kusch/Arrow Lakes News

The Nakusp Rodeo will not return in 2013. Village of Nakusp CAO Linda Tynan’s report to council on May 27 confirmed that Trophy Tournaments will not be returning to Nakusp to hold another rodeo. In discussions with Trophy president James Bruvall, the topic of relocating the rodeo from the old mill grounds above the Kuskanax Creek delta to the seldom-used Jackie James Memorial Park baseball field was brought up. Bruvall was advised to consult both the RCMP and Liquor Control Board before proceeding. Bruvall stated that he was not interested in these discussions, and that there would be no rodeo in Nakusp. Last year’s one-and-done event was held at the end of July. It had been a welcome boon for many local businesses still reeling from the loss of the Nakusp Music Fest. As of press time, the Trophy Tournaments website still lists the 2013 Nakusp Rodeo on its website. It was hoped that the event would be upgraded to full professional status this year.