Bullarama Lives On
Posted on Monday February 08, 2016 at 11:55AM
“It will definitely be a different event in a new venue, but we are confident in our ability to provide the same high level of entertainment that Lamont residents have come to expect from our event,” comments Rebecca Joseph, chair of the Bullarama committee. Joseph is excited for the new layout of the event, adding that Kory Wlos will once again be performing for an adult only Dance in the Dirt.
After purchasing their own parcel of land just south of Lamont, the society successfully hosted their Summer Sizzler Rodeo last July. “The citizens of Lamont were very supportive of the rodeo this past summer, and we are excited to be hosting the Bullarama this year in our new home. The committee is confident that Bullarama will be a crowd pleaser for all ages,” Joseph added when asked about the new grounds.
The committee has been planning for several months to be able to uphold the reputation they have come to be accountable to. “We owe it to our founding fathers of the event to continue forward by working with our new venue. The society has 22 years of experience under our belts, and we have no reason to believe that this year will be any different, except perhaps you might need to wear a thicker jacket.” Joseph commented with a chuckle.
The event will be hosted outside, with covered bleachers and heaters warming those in the stands. The beer gardens and dance will be similar to past events by being held in canvas tents. Tickets will be available soon at various businesses in Lamont and Fort Saskatchewan, adults are $20, youth 7-17 $10 with 6 and under free.
Through hosting the Bullarama and other fundraising events, the society has donated over $400,000 for the community over several years. Projects supported by the society include the boards at the hockey arena, various pieces of medical equipment at the hospital, support of local firefighters initiatives and 4-H support. “The Ag Society is committed to supporting agricultural ventures that provide our community a synergy of pride, purpose and presence. We are proud to partner with fellow community organizations to ensure that our small community remains viable for generations to come.”