Lets start with other entertainers festivals, and gatherings!
The Alberta Cowboy Poetry Association was established in 1987 to promote and preserve our rich western heritage through cowboy poetry, western music, and story telling. If you're looking for good clean Western / Cowboy Entertainment for a private function, gathering or festival, or any kind of event, then you'll find it here. You'll also find a good selection of CDs, books and DVDs in the General Store and a list of events on the Gatherings Page ... all at: www.albertacowboypoetry.com
The BC Cowboy Heritage Society - www.bcchs.com - has a mandate to preserve and promote cowboy heritage in BC. The Society also puts on the Kamloops Cowboy Festival and they started and run the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame!
Hugh McLennan - the voice of "The Spirit of the West" radio show! Hugh delivers keynote addresses, speeches, and inspirational messages to audiences all over North America! You can hear the radio show on-line, read about Hugh, and/or find out how you can join him and his wife Billie on a Cruise! You can also listen to the "Spirit of the West" radio show in Windows Media right here at: www.hugh-mclennan.com.
Meadow Springs Ranch is a small working ranch that takes in guests in the South Cariboo, BC. They do trail rides and other horseback riding and have cabins to rent. See their wesite at: www.meadowsprings.com
A BC Cowboy, Ranching, and Rodeo Museum! One of the few museums that is dedicated to featuring cowboys, ranching, and rodeo. It also has sections on Williams Lake, BC. www.cowboy-museum.com.
Alan Moberg is a true entertainer - He is country. He is cowboy. He is folk. He is gospel. He is Western roots. This musician writes wonderful originals and also sings cover songs by heroes like Johnny Cash and Guy Clark. He has released 16 recordings over three decades of music and song. www.alanmoberg.com
Watch Lake Lodge and Guest Ranch - more than just a Dude Ranch. They rent original log cabins, have great rainbow trout fishing available, and do Trail Rides and Horseback Riding. Located at Watch Lake in the beautiful South Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada! www.watchlake.com
Mike Puhallo is a widely published cowboy poet and is one of the very few Cowboy Poets in the world to actually make a big part of his living from his cowboy poetry. You can visit Mike's web site at: www.mikepuhallo.com. Mike also has CDs, tapes, and books of cowboy poetry for sale!
Cowboy Poet Bj Smith draws upon his experience as a retired mountie, packer, horse trainer, ski patroller, and back country guide to feed his appetite for stories and poems. His heart's in the Rocky Mountains, summer or winter on horseback or skis. www.bjsmith.ca
Bernadette Ducharme is a guitar playing, singer / song writer who loves a great audience. As well as her own material she has co-creations have been with cowboy poets, Bruce Rolph, Mag Mawhinney, Frank Gleeson and Mike Puhallo. www.BernsMusic.com