2 November 2015
By Ted Stovin
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta — We are pleased to announce the 4th edition of the Back on Track Canadian Cowboy Ski Race presented by Ranchman’s in support of the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team takes place on March 19th, 2016 at the Lake Louise Ski Area.
Planning stages have already begun with one meeting having took place on October 19th. The next is scheduled for November 30th in Airdrie, AB. If you’d like to be a part of this event in any way, please contact me or any of the other organizers for more information.
Entries open for contestants in rodeo or chuckwagon racing in February. Stay tuned for more as it unfolds.
Until then, here’s a look at the highlights from the first three years. More from previous events is written below!
19 March 2015
By Ted Stovin
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta — We are proud to announce that the 3rd Annual Back on Track Canadian Cowboy Ski Race presented by Ranchman’s has once again raised over $10,000 for the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team bringing the three-year total to over $34,000.
This year’s race at the Lake Louise Ski Area featured 62 contestants and over 110 attendees for the evening supper, awards, silent auction and dance festivities.
NFR Qualifier and Calgary Stampede $100,000 winner Straws Milan was the biggest winner on the day taking home the Becker buckle as the Stampede Race Champion for 2015. Our top skier in the Slalom Race on the men’s side of things was Logan Young who earned a jacket courtesy of Ranchman’s and Crown Royal. Middle-age Joe Guze of Drayton Valley, AB earned the Alberta Premium prize pack for finishing as the top snowboarder while Sasha Scheffelmaier picked up a $500 shopping spree from Lammle’s Western Wear and Tack for her win as the top lady.
A huge thank-you goes out to the sponsors of this event for their support. They include Back on Track, Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall Inc, Cinch Jeans and Shirts, District Brewing, Eddie’s Men’s Wear and Energy Equine. Thanks to our event organizing crew and help the day of including: Megan Madden of Southpaw PR Inc. for her company’s help with PR, social media and the fantastic program we had at dinner this year; Jessie Lisk, Meagan Brown, and Kole Van Maarion for their help with registration and the silent auction; Blaine Bugg also for his help at registration; John Reinbolt and Jill Bruder for their help taking tickets at the door for dinner; Cinch Jeans and Shirts for donating the duffel bags to all our contestants, help and sponsors; Ranchman’s for hosting our kick-off party on Thursday night and of course Brandon Thome and Kynan Vine for their help in organizing this event from start to finish. Another big thank-you goes out to all the attendees and contestants for supporting this event, we appreciate your support!
Thanks to Cinch Jeans and Shirts for the following video produced by Feature Productions.
Photos by Deanna Kristensen.
Thank you to our 2015 Silent Auction Donors and Supporters
-Chance and Kenda Butterfield
-Calgary Centre for Health
-Prairie Therapy Inc.
-Brandon and Tori Thome
-Strong Cowboy Strength and Conditioning
-Access Chiropractic and Wellness
-Welsh’s Tack and Western Wear
-Eddie’s Men’s Wear
-Lacombe Physiotherapy Clinic
-Rod Hok Horseshoeing
-Nicole Van Maarion
-Chimney Rock Ranch Wellness Retreat
-Canadian Pro Rodeo Sport Medicine Society
-Stavely Indoor Pro Rodeo
-Lammles Western Wear
-Smithbilt Hats Inc.
-Hon. Rona Ambrose and JP Veitch
Thank you once again to our 2015 Supporting Sponsors of the 3rd Annual Back on Track Canadian Cowboy Ski Race presented by Ranchman’s.
Thanks again to everyone in attendance and in support of the event once again. Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual Back on Track Canadian Cowboy Ski Race presented by Ranchman’s on March 19th, 2016!
In total, the 2014 Back on Track Canadian Cowboy Ski Race presented by Ranchman’s donated over $10,000 to the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team bringing the two year total to nearly $24,000!
Annalise Blishen and Jessica Hansen were your champions from the event held at the Lake Louise Ski Resort in March of 2014. Blishen took home a $1,000 trophy belt buckle made by Becker Buckles for her Stampede Race win while Hansen took home a pair of Dan Post Boots donated by Lammles along with a hoodie from Go4Snow.ca and a toque from Back on Track for being the top competitor in the ski and boarder cross races.
Second overall went to Scott Wyzykoski who was the fastest man on skis in the cross races, he took home a Back on Track toque and a leather jacket courtesy of Ranchman’s and Crown Royal. Sam Trottier got himself another Big Chief Beef Jerky Prize Pack for being the top male snowboarder along with a Back on Track toque. Annalise Blishen was also the top female skier which gave her a Big Chief Beef Jerky Prize Pack.
Here’s a look at how things went courtesy of Cinch Jeans & Shirts along with Feature Productions, editing done by Christina Rogers.
Companies and individuals who donated to our 2014 Silent Auction benefitting the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team include:
Alberta Equine Thermal Imagining
Calgary Centre for Health
Prairie Therapy Inc.
Ranch to City
Artwork by Kris
Bruder Spraying Inc.
Cervus Equipment – Olds
Chimney Rock Ranch Wellness Retreat
Western Horse Review
Spin to Win Rodeo
Big Chief Beef Jerky
For information of any sort on the event please contact Ted Stovin at 780-542-1638 or by email at TedStovin@gmail.com