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Swift Current Ag & Ex announces Frontier Days 2017 Parade Marshall

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Swift Current Agricultural and Exhibition Association celebrates Canada’s 150th Anniversary ‘The Cowboy Way’ and is proud to announce that the Frontier Days 2017 Parade Marshall is rodeo pickup man Wade Rempel.


Wade grew up on the Matador Ranch near Kyle.
 His dad, John, was a pickup man for the late Jerry Meyers of the Bar T Rodeo Company at Swift Current Frontier Days. Having been granted permission from his dad to ride into the Rodeo Arena in 1983, Wade continues to be one of the top pickup men in the sport. He is highly respected by stock contractors, rodeo competitors and all who have been fortunate to work with him.
His cowboy ways are honest and true, his horsemanship skilled and reliable. Wade has been honored to receive ‘CCA Cowboy of the Year’ in 1998 and a Bronze Statue for his 25th consecutive year with the Canadian Cowboys Association. Wade and his well-trained horses are strong assets to many rodeo circuits. The list of rodeos stretch across Canada and into the United States: Calgary Stampede for 30 years; Canadian Cowboys Association Finals 32 consecutive years; 3 years as pickup man and 10 years as Stock Boss with the Canadian Finals Rodeos in Edmonton; 34 years at Frontier Days, plus 5 Bud Pro Tour Rodeos; plus rodeos extending from Cloverdale (for Kessler) to Toronto Royal Winter Fair; and Lac La Bishe, Alberta to Houston, Texas; and the Lakeland Rodeo Finals to the Canadian Indian National Finals.
Wade continues as Pasture Manager at the Community Pasture at Beechy, with horse training as a daily activity. Wade and Cindy reside in Kyle, Saskatchewan. His son Casey and wife Alaina also in Kyle, and daughter Bobbi Jo and husband Ryan live in Martinsville.
The Southwest area’s annual Frontier Days is scheduled for June 28, 29, 30, July 1, 2017 with the 79th Frontier Days Parade on July 1st beginning at 10:00 AM. This year’s theme is: “Canada is 150- Celebrate Your Way”. We invite you to check out the parade entry form on line and be part of the celebrations. Last year, there were over 90 entries in the parade, with an estimated 10,000 cheering along the parade route. Frontier Days is a tradition in Swift Current - good family style entertainment enjoyed by visitors from surrounding communities.
PARADE ROUTE
Parade starts on 19th Ave N.E. (West entrance of the Credit Union i-plex North parking lot)
West on Chaplin St.
North on 9th Ave N.E. (Elmwood Park)
West on Herbert St. (Swift Current Shrine Club Hall)
South on Central Ave N. (Post Office)
East on Cheadle St. (Sub Way)
South on 2nd Ave N.E. (Over pass)
West on McIntosh St. (South end of St. Joe’s School)
South on Central Ave S. (Prairie Pioneer Lodge)
Parade ends at Gibbs St. (South end of the Palliser Regional Care Centre)
The 79th annual Frontier Days Fair and Rodeo continues to host rodeo’s top competitors on June 28, 29, 30, July 1, 2017 at the Jerry Myers Arena, Swift Current Kinetic Exhibition Park. Frontier Days is one of the largest events in Southwest Saskatchewan. 4-H Livestock Shows, the West Coast Midway, Lighthorse, Cutting Horse, Ranch Horse and Heavy Horse events, commercial exhibits, grandstand entertainment, Doc’s Town Heritage Village, and more. The chute is always open at www.swiftcurrentex.com and also contact the Ag & Ex office.

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