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Busy CPRA August Long Weekend Run Underway, Includes Variety Of Events – FloRodeo

Busy CPRA August Long Weekend Run Underway, Includes Variety Of Events

We’ve embarked on a busy Pro Rodeo Canada weekend that features five events. 

Headlining the run are two SMS Equipment Pro Tour rodeos: The Strathmore Stampede and the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede.

Since 1966, the community of Strathmore, Alberta, has presented an annual “Heritage Days Rodeo” on the August long weekend. 

In 1985, the event came under the approval of the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association. A few years later, World Pro Chuckwagon Racing was added to the weekend schedule. 

One of the larger Canadian Pro Rodeos (featuring athletes from across North America), the Strathmore Stampede (which runs July 29-Aug. 1) provides a family-oriented weekend with children’s entertainment, a trade show, parade, fireworks, local entertainers and a special attraction: Running With the Bulls.

More info is available here

Another longstanding and very popular stop is the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede. 

Set in the southeastern city of Medicine Hat, Alberta, in the midst of ranch country, this event enjoys much tradition and western heritage. 

The July 27-30 attraction includes the rodeo, grandstand night shows, midway, trade fair, horse competition and sale, kids’ day and visual arts show. 

For details, click here.

Additional weekend events include the Hardgrass Bronc Match in Pollockville, Alberta, on Saturday, the historic Bruce Stampede on Sunday and the High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Flo Rodeo is livestreaming The Strathmore Stampede, Medicine Hat Stampede and Hardgrass Bronc Match.

So, if you can’t get there in person, head over to for information about how to sign up.

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Pokmon Go Fest 2022 includes both global and unique city events

Plus a special bonus finale.

This year’s Pokémon Go Fest will return to hosting in-person events in three select cities, as well as a two-day global event you can play wherever you are.

The global event will be held on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June, and also offer a “bonus finale event” on Saturday 27th August.

Sandwiched in the middle of all that will be three distinct city-focused events held in Berlin, Seattle and Sapporo.

If you fancy attending in Berlin, you’ll be able to do so from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd July.

Seattle’s dates are Friday 22nd to 24th July. Finally, Sapporo’s dates are Friday 5th to Sunday 7th August.

It’s interesting to see Pokémon Go Fest shift the cities it traditionally calls home – Chicago in the US, which has hosted the event each year since it began in 2017, and Dortmund in Germany, home to previous Go Fest and Safari Zone events.

It remains to be seen whether other cities will hold different events throughout the year, and how many Safari Zone meetups may lie on the cards. (Hopefully the UK will get another too, following the long-delayed Liverpool event.)

It’s also interesting to see Pokémon Go’s biggest annual event continue to be made available to all players globally – something which only became the case in 2020 due to global travel restrictions.

“It’s been nearly three years since Pokémon GO Fest 2019 was brought to life in Dortmund, Chicago, and Yokohama, and we’re excited to return to the roots of this annual event while continuing to host the global experience that millions of Trainers have enjoyed,” Niantic said today.

As yet, there’s no word on what will be offered at Go Fest 2022 in terms of in-game content or real-world activities. But if you fancy it, now’s the time to mark your diaries.

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Long Beach’s Queen Mary plans to host events again after 2 years, includes summer music festival

Long Beach's Queen Mary plans to host events again after 2 years, includes summer music festival
LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) — After a 2-year hiatus, the Queen Mary in Long Beach plans to host events again, including a summer music festival at the ship’s waterfront.

The festival will be outside the ship so that no dancing will occur onboard.

Due to critical repairs, the ship has been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The city started making repairs in January and is investing $5 million into the Queen Mary to reopen it this year.

SEE MORE: Repairs to Queen Mary begin in Long Beach

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