Cheers to a Brighter Future of Nostalgia & Community Success!
Steel Wheel Stampede Committee members are working hard to continue on with the Ol’ West traditions of Rodeo. We got it all! Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, Roping, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc, Bareback, Bull Riding along with other great ground entertainment. We are the largest outdoor CCA and Chinook sanctioned rodeo, and our two day rodeo draws between 240 - 280 contestants annually.
We’ve brought in cowboys, friends & families from all over Canada to one of the best amateur Rodeo in Western Canada. Also proud to say we support our local stock contractor from Botha, Alberta “Big Country Rodeo”. They not only provide our rodeo stock but we are proud to say they are apart of our SWS Committee.
For 2021, due to the uncertainty of government regulations, we are hosting a one day roughstock event with 30 contestants competing in Saddle Bronc, Bareback and Bull Riding events.
We want to Thank You! Without community sponsorship, fundraisers, donations, participants, and visitors we could not have the Steel Wheel Stampede event. We do appreciate each and everyone one of you that brings the SWS event to Stettler. Our goal is that the experience is fun, nostalgic and the attraction aids with tourism dollars rebounding back to our community.
We would also like to thank the Government of Alberta's Community Grants programs, specifically the Alberta Rural Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women Community Grants Unit for issuing the Alberta Stabilize Grant and Alberta Jobs, Economy and Innovation for issuing the Alberta Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant. These grants have been integral to putting on a quality rodeo performance after the effects of the pandemic in 2020 and 2021.
We are proud to be Albertans! We understand what our forefathers/mothers had to do to survive. Understand the event, understand the reason, understand the why... Yes, it’s an entertainment event for most today, but many ranches & farms still use these methods to break horses to ride or to treat their animals of health problems. Bull Riding? Well, that was a challenge in itself, just to see if you would survive. Kinda like the hot pepper challenge, but the bull being the pepper and the clown being the milk! Odd’s are, the pepper is going to win! It was not a game in those days, it was our ancestor’s livelihood!
Bring the Kiddies, Bring the Family... Step Back in Time with Us... It’s amazing!
Supporting a Stronger Community