Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo Association is proud to be part of the Cariboo Chilcotin Community.

The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin teams up with the Cowboy Heritage society and the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo to make the Hall of Fame induction a special event for the recipients  and their families each year at the Sunday Performance of the Rodeo. 

Little Britches Rodeo: this Association is often the beginning of Rodeo experiences  and further Careers for many youth.  The Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo are proud to volunteer as time keepers, office assistants and sponsorship for the youth of rodeo.

BC High School Rodeo Association:  the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo is a proud sponsor of our local High School Rodeo Club, We are involved in a variety of levels from timing, assisting in the rodeo office, supporting contestants who are travelling to the National High School Rodeo in the United States each year to attending and providing donations to the silent auction at their annual Dinner and Auction.

Williams Lake Stampede:  The Indoor Rodeo annually hosts the  Williams Lake Stampede Royalty.  The Williams Lake Stampede assists the Indoor Rodeo during our Barn dance at our Bar each year and the Indoor Rodeo  Directors and Family assists with many areas during the Stampede ranging from being ushers and ticket takers, to serving behind the Bar at the Let R Buck Saloon and Saturday Barn Dance.  Rodeo is a family, working together is key to success.

Williams Lake and District chamber of Commerce Annual Business Excellence Awards: The Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo is proud to be a sponsor of this wonderful  recognition  event of our community.

We appreciate our sponsors!


Team Challenge

Scotia Bank
MH King
Grassland Equipment
Unlimited Medical Services
Williams Lake Loghaulers Assc
Dairy Queen
Bob Paterson Homes (2016 Team Challenge Winnners)
RL7 Mechanical Ltd
Animal Care Hospital
Tim Hortons
Signal Point Gaming
Cariboo Spurs
The Goat

The Cariboo Advisor/ Tribune
West Fraser Mills
Sutton Cariboo Realty
Barton Insurance
Legion Branch 139
James Western Star
Canwest Petroleum
Cariboo GM

Wild Horse Race

Chilcotin Towing
Red Tomato Pie
Williams Lake Stampede Association
White Ranches
Gibraltar Mines
Gene’s Paving
Cariboo Custom Monogran
Adventure Charters
Boitanio Mall
Timberland Holdings
Save On Foods
Central Cariboo Disposal
Total Ice
The Coast Fraser Inn
Concrete Fitness

Williams Lake Chamber welcomes the 2016 rodeo

Angela Sommer COC pres 2016The Williams Lake & District Chamber of Commerce is proud to support the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo Association.  Ranching and rodeo are an integral part of our heritage and culture in the Cariboo.  Rodeos are huge events in our community throughout the spring, summer and fall.

On behalf of the Chamber, I want to thank all the volunteers and sponsors for their hard work, dedication and support.  As in many local events, our volunteers and sponsors are the backbone of our community.  Events like the Indoor Rodeo help make Williams Lake more attractive as a place to work, stay and play.

We welcome all the community and visitors and hope you will enjoy some of the culture and people of the Cariboo.  

Angela Sommer
President, Williams Lake & District Chamber of Commerce
“Businesses working together to make our community even better”

Mayors message for 2017


On behalf of the City of Williams Lake I would like to welcome you to the 27th Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo (2017).  

Every year, the rodeo continues to deliver action-packed entertainment for all ages. The three-day event from April 21 to 23 is sure to satisfy even the most dedicated rodeo enthusiasts and offers a variety of exciting events for the whole family.  

On behalf of Council I would like to acknowledge the support and hard work of all the sponsors and volunteers.  The Indoor Rodeo continues to be successful thanks to the generous financial support of sponsors and the dedicated time given by our volunteers, and we tip our hats to you!

Whether you are a local or visiting Williams Lake, we know you will enjoy the best indoor rodeo experience in Canada. Thank you for supporting the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo!

Mayor Walt Cobb City of Williams Lake

(Photo:  Mayor Walt Cobb, City of Williams Lake.  Photo by AboutFace Photography.)


Our wonderful volunteers

Some of our wonderful volunteers in 2015.

2015 Volunteers

Opening Act (Gwen Cyr)
Liam Bennett, Nate Carnes, Wyatt Tollefson, Brock Everett, Justine Billyboy, Cade Manuel, Kia Manuel, Cody Cyr (Kelowna), Loren Buckle, Shirley Nelson and Ed Pealo.  

Cowboy Carnival (Terris Billyboy, Brigitte Peel)
Matina Durfeld, Michelle Ball, Kaylee Billyboy, Alysha Pastor, Stephanie Warnock, Paige Brinoni, Cheyleigh Sand, Cody Call, Colton Walch, Aaron Pinchbeck, Cordell Pinchbeck, Conway Pinchbeck, Debbie Fadenrecht, Ashley Palesch,  Wendel Williams, Dana Rook.

Beer Gardens (Tracy Nichols, Diana Puhallo)
Ray & Jan Turner, Debbie Tyrrell, John &Patty Wren, Krista Mitchell, Ashley Johnston, Jaylynn Byer, Cindy Brady, Rob Sherwood, Liz Crosina, John Margetts, Lorne Doerkson, Karina Sukert, Kristen Riddle, Terena Snodgrass, Delores Berkelaar, Kerry Nichols, Cole Mitchell, Jim, Kim, Sharon Stolz.

Volunteer Hostess (Kristen Wallick)
Abby Philpot.

Team Challenge (Kelly Wall)
Calvin Parent, Shannon Parent.

BCRA Office (Allison White)
Dawn Armes.

Clothing Booth (Sharon MacDonald, Alexis Forseille, Sharon Stolz)
Debbie Sykes, Gerry Chapman, Karina Sukert, Sarah Welke.

Front Door hosts (Kelly Walls)
Paige Brinoni, Stephanie Warnock,  Cheyleigh Sand, Lana Sheilds,Tanis-Leigh Evans, Melanie Wintjes.

Ticket Sales (Lynda Philpot)

Security and Ushers: WL Community Policing
Lorne Cahoose with Dave & J Jackson, John, Tanya Reid, Lee Ann Crosina, Al Wilson, Cathy Poole, Shelley Colton, Laura Kaufman, Nikki Fuller, Bob Miles, Sarah Roberts, Barb Brown, Calvin Dubray, Willy Dubray, Nicole Roberts, Amy Morgan.

Arena Crew (Lori Winters, Shawn Oxtoby)
Arena volunteers: Grayson Winters, Chris Armes, Dawn Armes, Brian Durrell, Dale Bowers, Ron Hume, Wyatt Armes, Brent Manuel, Kia Manuel, Charlotte Atrill, Brady McNolty, Brianna Billy, Stampede Queen Contestants Paige Brinoni, Stephanie Warnock,  Cheyleigh Sand.

Parking volunteers: Wildwood Volunteer Fire Dept.  
Sabrina Dyck, Nicole Buckland, Adrienne Kelso, Sean Conway, Randy Worsley, Brad Elliott.

Media/ Photography (Sharon MacDonald)
Alexis Forseille, Cailin Cousins, Joe Cousins.

2014 Volunteers

Wyatt Armes, Abbey Philpot, Cody Elkins, Gerry Chapman, Tyler Johnson, Kirsten Braumandl, Cheyleigh Sand, Rose Follert, Bev Parent, Darrell Ashworth, Tim Rolph, Isabelle Call, Rachelle Abrahams, Susan Rolph, Kristin Wallick, Neil Sukert, Brock Everett, Wade Cripps, Kyra Stuart, Karina Sukert, Sheila Butler, Lorne Cahoose, Michelle Ball, Dawn Armes, Matina Durfeld, Demi Winters, Ellie Seelhof, Amanda Fuller, Warren Nichols, Ray Edginton, Penny Stavast, Chris Armes, Brian Durrell, Debbie Tyrell, John Beaulieu, Grayson Winters, Gary Letts, Choe, Robyn Robbins, Debbie Sykes, Tyrone Hunlin, Jim Jackson, Brady Fuller, Justine Billyboy, Brianna Billy, Brad Castle, Wilma Dick, Louis Seelhof, Kevin Bernier, Loren Buckle.