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Rodeo Action at the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition

ValleyBiz Story | The grandstands were full and the action was fast during the 2018 Northwest Roundup Rodeo events. Cowboys and Cowgirls competed in a variety of rodeo events. Barrel Racing Bull Riding Bareback Bronc Saddle Bronc 12-Horse Hitch Brett Fulford, born and raised in the Swan Valley (son of Ken and Linda Fulford of [...]

2018/08/01Local Interest

Plenty of Children’s Activities at Northwest Roundup

ValleyBiz Story | The Northwest Roundup and Exhibition is a place of wonder and excitement for youngsters. The Down on the Farm exhibit lets kids get up close and personal with a larger variety of farm animals. It is a great place to take a break from the heat of the day and relax with [...]

2018/07/31Local Interest

Swan River Parade A Time Honored Tradition

ValleyBiz Story | Click pictures for a larger version. The Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce Parade took place on July 27, 2018 at 10 am – a time honored tradition as part of the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition. Many have passed this tradition on to their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Each year the parade is [...]

2018/07/30Local Interest

Chariot and Chuckwgon Races at the Northwest Roundup

ValleyBiz Story | The 2017 Northwest Roundup and Exhibition featured four days of Chariot an Chuckwagon racing, plus a bonus day of Heritage Chuckwagon races at the Canada 150 Celebration on July 26, 2017. Click any picture for a larger version.

2017/08/01Local Interest

Celebrating Canada 150 at the Northwest Roundup Eh!

ValleyBiz Story | The theme of this year’s Chamber of Commerce Parade at the Northwest Roundup was Celebrate Canada 150. Floats and participants were all decked out in Red and White and all things Canadian Eh! Click any picture for a larger version. The RCMP and Veterans led the parade. Participants showed off their True [...]

2017/07/31Local Interest

Chariot and Chuckwagon Races A Crowd Favorite

ValleyBiz Story | Chariot and Chuckwagon races at the Northwest Roundup offered 4 days of North American Chuckwagon & Chariot Championship excitement. The grandstand was filled to capacity with cheering fans as the horses thundered around the track. Click any picture for a larger version.

2016/08/03Local Interest

Rodeo Events A Mix of Power, Speed and Skill

ValleyBiz Story | The grandstands at the Northwest Roundup were filled and the crowd was ready for 3 days of rodeo excitement. Cowboy events included Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, Tie Down Roping, Bareback and Saddle Bronc, Bull Riding and Barrel Racing. Click any picture for a larger version. As a special feature Harvey McFarlane, of [...]

2016/08/02Local Interest

Parade a Great Start to Northwest Roundup Weekend

ValleyBiz Story | At 10am on the last Friday in July (July 29th in 2016) the Chamber of Commerce parade gets rolling down main street in Swan River, to the delight of crowds gathered along the route. Click any picture for a larger version. The sound of sirens is the first signal that the parade [...]

2016/08/01Local Interest

Kicking Up Excitement at the Northwest Roundup

ValleyBiz Story | Riders rode, ropers roped, drivers drove, dust flew and the fans roared! It was time to get your yeehaw on for four days of grandstand action at the 2015 Northwest Roundup and Exhibition. Click any picture for a larger version. The pictures below capture some of the grandstand action.

2015/07/29Local Interest

Kids Get Wild & Woolly at the Northwest Roundup

ValleyBiz Story | The Northwest Roundup is something kids look forward to each year and this year there was even more ways for them to be involved. Two new events had kids running wild and woolly. Click any picture for a larger version. The Wild Pony Race is junior version of the Wild Horse Race. [...]

2015/07/28Local Interest

Northwest Roundup Parade Showcases the Valley

ValleyBiz Story | It was a beautiful sunny morning for the Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce Parade on Friday, July 24, 2015. Crowds of people gathered, enjoying the many entries and the excitement of children scrambling for candy. Click any picture for a larger version. The parade theme this year was “Showcasing the Valley” with [...]

2015/07/26Local Interest

Northwest Roundup Kicks Off with McKay Night BBQ

ValleyBiz Story | The Northwest Roundup kicked off with the annual McKay BBQ at the Centennial Arena on Thursday, July 23, 2015 For just a toonie, the BBQ featured a burger, softdrink, ice cream and coffee. Click any picture for a larger version. With all proceeds going to local charities, live entertainment, friendly faces and [...]

2015/07/24Local Interest

Something Old is New at Harvest Festival

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Historical Museum held their annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, August 31, 2014. Many people stopped by to enjoy a sunny afternoon and a taste of yesteryear with fresh bread, ice cream from the general store and rides in the Model T. Click any picture for a larger version. This [...]

2014/09/02Local Interest

Swan Valley Historical Museum Celebrates Pioneer Life

ValleyBiz Story | History comes to life at the Swan Valley Historical Museum in Swan River. The museum has done a beautiful job of preserving a collection of items that portray early life in the Valley and to pay tribute to the early pioneers. Click any picture for a larger version. The Pioneer Village features [...]

2014/08/28Local Interest

Rodeo Action at the Northwest Roundup

ValleyBiz Story | The Northwest Roundup was the place to be this weekend for lots of great riding, roping, wrestling rodeo action. The fast paced events were sure to get your adrenaline pumping and send your boredom packing. Click any picture for a larger version.

2014/07/31Local Interest

Country Experiences Down on the Farm

ValleyBiz Story | If you visited Down on the Farm and the Homecraft & Horticulture Exhibits during the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition you were rewarded with unique way to explore and celebrate some of the traditional aspects of rural life. Click any picture for a larger version. Interactive displays and activities provided kids with a [...]

2014/07/29Local Interest

Pony Chariot & Chuckwagon Racing at the Roundup

ValleyBiz Story | The Pony Chariot and Pony Chuckwagon races at the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition offers 4 days of racing excitement. The fans came out rain and shine to enjoy the fast paced action and to cheer for their local favorites. Click any picture for a larger version.

2014/07/29Local Interest

Sun Shines on Swan Valley Parade

ValleyBiz Story | Although rain pounded the Valley this weekend, the weather was just right for the Northwest Roundup Chamber of Commerce Parade on the morning of Friday July 25, 2014. With a variety of entries and lots of candy, the parade is great family fun. Click any picture for a larger version. The humorous [...]

2014/07/27Local Interest

Northwest Roundup Grandstand Thrills & Spills

ValleyBiz Story | The sound of the horn, the thunder of hooves, the roar of the crowd – the Northwest Roundup Grandstand never disappoints. The action is fast and furious, a thrill to watch and exciting to photograph. Click any picture for a larger version. Hang on to your hats, here is our coverage of [...]

2013/07/31Local Interest

Show Jumpers Compete at Northwest Roundup

ValleyBiz Story | While there is always lots of excitement at the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition grandstand, there are many unique and interesting events to see in the show ring as well. Here are a few picture we took during the Jumping Classes. Click any picture for a larger view. Jumping is a test of [...]

2013/07/30Local Interest

A Wild Ride at the Northwest Roundup

ValleyBiz Story | The Wild Horse Race was a popular event this year at the 2013 Northwest Roundup and Exhibition. Local teams got in on the action to catch, saddle, mount and be the first to chase, pull or ride the horse across the finish line. Click any picture for a larger version. It was [...]

2013/07/29Local Interest

Swan River Parade Celebrates 100 Years of 4H

ValleyBiz Story | The fun at the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition got started Friday morning on July 26, 2013 with the Chamber of Commerce Parade. Everyone gathered to enjoy the nice weather, pick up some candy and for an all around good time. Click any picture for a larger version. Marching RCMP and War Veterans [...]

2013/07/27Local Interest

Local Riders Participate in Gymkhana and Horse Shows

ValleyBiz Story | Many local riders participated at the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition in Gymkhana and other horse shows. Click any picture for a larger view. During Gymkhana, horse and rider work together to achieve speed, agility, control and responsiveness in executing a series of patterned racing events. Family and friends came out to the [...]

2012/08/01Local Interest

Northwest Roundup Offers a Variety of Entertainment

ValleyBiz Story | Once again this year the familiar sounds of midway music along with laughter, squeals and screams return for Northwest Roundup in Swan River. Click any picture for a larger view. The exhibit halls offered a nice break from the heat and noise. With entries in baking, canning, sewing, handicrafts, photography and horticulture, [...]

2012/07/31Local Interest

Northwest Roundup Grandstand Enjoyed by All Ages

ValleyBiz Story | People of all ages enjoyed the fast paced action at the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition grandstand this weekend. The great weather and exciting events kept even the youngest fans smiling. Click any picture for a larger version

2012/07/31Local Interest

Serving up Smiles During the Northwest Roundup

ValleyBiz Story | Things got cooking at the McKay Night Barbeque on Thursday, July 29, picked up the next day at the St. Andrews United Church Rodeo Lunch and continued on Saturday and Sunday with pancake breakfasts sponsored by Formo Motors and Parrish & Heimbecker. Click any picture for a larger version. Throughout the day [...]

2012/07/30Local Interest

Entertainment and Education Down on the Farm

ValleyBiz Story The Down on the Farm Exhibit at the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition in Swan River allows kids to get a close-up look at farming activities and learn about how agriculture contributes to their everyday life. Click any picture for a larger version. Interactive displays allow kids to dig potatoes, gather eggs, pick apples, [...]

2012/07/29Local Interest

Clowns, Candy and Fun at Swan River Parade

The annual Chamber of Commerce Parade marks the start of a weekend of family fun and excitement at the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition. 10am – the stores are closed, the streets are lined and people anxiously await the first glimpse of the parade. Click any picture for a larger version. The parade is an interactive [...]

2012/07/28Local Interest

Cowboys Gathered, Crowds Cheered, Children Played

ValleyBiz Story | This young cowboy kept a careful watch over the grandstand last night as the first Pony Chariot and Pony Chuckwagon races of the 2012 Northwest Roundup and Exhibition got underway. Click any picture for a larger version. The sound of the horn, the thrill of the race and the cheers of the [...]

2012/07/27Local Interest

Gymkhana Showcases the Skills of Young Riders

ValleyBiz Story | The youngest rodeo stars participated in Gymkhana Saturday morning. Beginners and more experienced riders demonstrated their ability with a focus on speed, skill and fun. Our gallery is a tribute to their hard work and determination. Click any of the pictures to see a larger version. Some other dedicated workers helped out [...]

2011/08/02Local Interest

Northwest Roundup Grandstand Excitement

ValleyBiz Story | The Grandstand was the place to be this weekend with 4 days of racing, roping, bucking, heavy horse pulling action. From fast and furious rodeo events to adrenaline pumping chariot and chuckwagon races, there was never a dull moment. The grandstand was packed with clapping, cheering, whistling fans showing their appreciation for [...]

2011/08/01Local Interest

Northwest Roundup Exhibits have Country Fair Flavour

ValleyBiz Story | The Down on the Farm Exhibit is always a hit with the kids. Lilianna poses with a little pig, one of the many different animals on display for the children learn about and meet. There were also a lot of hands on displays to keep all the children busy. Mason tries his [...]

2011/07/31Local Interest

Northwest Roundup Chamber of Commerce Parade

ValleyBiz Story | It was a beautiful sunny morning on Friday for the Swan River Northwest Roundup Chamber of Commerce Parade. There were many creative entries including the one from the Manitoba Aboriginal Head Start which featured some extremely adorable kids. In some pre-parade fun, giant beach balls were tossed, bounced and kicked along the [...]

2011/07/30Local Interest

2011 Northwest Roundup Gets Underway

ValleyBiz Story | The Grandstand action got underway at the 2011 Northwest Roundup and Exhibition in Swan River this evening. The Pony Chariots were up first and after a short intermission came the Pony Chuckwagons … and the rain. Just as the first race was about to get underway, a downpour swept over the grounds. [...]

2011/07/29Local Interest