Community Calendar

 

Merritt's Community Calendar is stocked full of festivals, fairs and community events. Check back often for activities in all four seasons.

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The Merritt Summer Nights Market is back for the 2nd year!

Back by overwhelming popular demand, the Merritt Summer Nights Market is back on Friday June 28th, 2019 and will run every Friday night right through the Summer until August 30th from 6pm to 9pm in downtown Merritt!
 
The Famers Market is back, and this year, the City of Merritt has moved its Thursday "Music in the Square" to Friday night as well, so not only will there be a night market and Open Mic Night at Kekuli Café, but there will also be music in Spirit Square to enjoy!
 
We have had a large number of inquiries for people wishing to participate in all 10 weeks of the markets due to the sales success from last year that many people experienced, so we are currently offering a 20% savings - all 10 weeks for $80 if you pre-pay now!
 
We are also considering closing Granite Avenue, between Voght and Garcia, and offering that space to anyone wanting to bring down their classic and custom automobiles and motorbikes if there is enough interest!
Event Date 08-09-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 08-09-2019 9:00 pm
* Location Merritt
Nicola Valley Farmers Market

Come see a variety of vendors at the Nicola Valley Farmers Market besides the Baillie House (Voght st and Merritt Ave). Do you want to "make, bake or grow your own" we would love to welcome you to the market contact us for more info.

About

2019 Market: May 11th to October 12th. 
Every Saturday from 9:30 am to 1 pm next to the Baillie House (Voght St @ Merritt Ave)! 
Also at the Friday Night Market from 6-9pm downtown (Quilchena Ave @Voght St) until end of August!

 
Company Overview
The Nicola Valley Farmers' Market is a Non-Profit Society which works to provide local vendors who "make, bake, or grow" their products a community market to sell their goods at. The Nicola Valley Farmers' Market is an integral part of the community, bringing the community members together every Friday night and Saturday from May to October, providing the community with a chance to buy local and keep our community thriving through local commerce! Go Green... Buy LOCAL!
 
General Information
For more information call 250-378-9703 or visit www.nicolavalleyfarmersmarket.com

Founding date
2000
 
Products
Local,Fresh Produce and Fruits
Locally grown Flowers, Plants, and Herbs
Various Jams, Jellies and Pickles, etc
Handmade Soaps, Lotions & Body Care Products
Pumpkins, Gourds and Zucchinis
Canning supplies such as tomatoes, pickling cukes, fruits, beans, etc...
A wide Variety of Baked Goods
Knitted, Crocheted products, slippers, scarves etc.
Whirligigs, Outdoor Furniture
Birdhouses, Signs, Shoulder and Market Cloth Bags
Pottery, Jewelry, plus many other Handmade Products!
Event Date 08-03-2019 9:30 am
* Location Nicola Valley Farmers Market
The Merritt Summer Nights Market is back for the 2nd year!

Back by overwhelming popular demand, the Merritt Summer Nights Market is back on Friday June 28th, 2019 and will run every Friday night right through the Summer until August 30th from 6pm to 9pm in downtown Merritt!
 
The Famers Market is back, and this year, the City of Merritt has moved its Thursday "Music in the Square" to Friday night as well, so not only will there be a night market and Open Mic Night at Kekuli Café, but there will also be music in Spirit Square to enjoy!
 
We have had a large number of inquiries for people wishing to participate in all 10 weeks of the markets due to the sales success from last year that many people experienced, so we are currently offering a 20% savings - all 10 weeks for $80 if you pre-pay now!
 
We are also considering closing Granite Avenue, between Voght and Garcia, and offering that space to anyone wanting to bring down their classic and custom automobiles and motorbikes if there is enough interest!
Event Date 08-02-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 08-02-2019 9:00 pm
* Location Merritt
Rockin' River Music Festival

4-Days every summer thousands of country fans come together for an epic weekend of music, friends, games and loungin’ in the river.

For full lineup, tickets and event details visit https://rockinriverfest.com/

Event Date 08-01-2019
Event End Date 08-04-2019
* Location Festival Grounds
Nicola Valley Cruisers Car Club Show N Shine

This is the 25th anniversary for the Show & Shine!

Gates open at 8am for car registration.

Event Date 07-28-2019 10:00 am
Event End Date 07-28-2019 2:00 pm
* Location Central Park
Nicola Valley Farmers Market

Come see a variety of vendors at the Nicola Valley Farmers Market besides the Baillie House (Voght st and Merritt Ave). Do you want to "make, bake or grow your own" we would love to welcome you to the market contact us for more info.

About

2019 Market: May 11th to October 12th. 
Every Saturday from 9:30 am to 1 pm next to the Baillie House (Voght St @ Merritt Ave)! 
Also at the Friday Night Market from 6-9pm downtown (Quilchena Ave @Voght St) until end of August!

 
Company Overview
The Nicola Valley Farmers' Market is a Non-Profit Society which works to provide local vendors who "make, bake, or grow" their products a community market to sell their goods at. The Nicola Valley Farmers' Market is an integral part of the community, bringing the community members together every Friday night and Saturday from May to October, providing the community with a chance to buy local and keep our community thriving through local commerce! Go Green... Buy LOCAL!
 
General Information
For more information call 250-378-9703 or visit www.nicolavalleyfarmersmarket.com

Founding date
2000
 
Products
Local,Fresh Produce and Fruits
Locally grown Flowers, Plants, and Herbs
Various Jams, Jellies and Pickles, etc
Handmade Soaps, Lotions & Body Care Products
Pumpkins, Gourds and Zucchinis
Canning supplies such as tomatoes, pickling cukes, fruits, beans, etc...
A wide Variety of Baked Goods
Knitted, Crocheted products, slippers, scarves etc.
Whirligigs, Outdoor Furniture
Birdhouses, Signs, Shoulder and Market Cloth Bags
Pottery, Jewelry, plus many other Handmade Products!
Event Date 07-27-2019 9:30 am
* Location Nicola Valley Farmers Market
The Merritt Summer Nights Market is back for the 2nd year!

Back by overwhelming popular demand, the Merritt Summer Nights Market is back on Friday June 28th, 2019 and will run every Friday night right through the Summer until August 30th from 6pm to 9pm in downtown Merritt!
 
The Famers Market is back, and this year, the City of Merritt has moved its Thursday "Music in the Square" to Friday night as well, so not only will there be a night market and Open Mic Night at Kekuli Café, but there will also be music in Spirit Square to enjoy!
 
We have had a large number of inquiries for people wishing to participate in all 10 weeks of the markets due to the sales success from last year that many people experienced, so we are currently offering a 20% savings - all 10 weeks for $80 if you pre-pay now!
 
We are also considering closing Granite Avenue, between Voght and Garcia, and offering that space to anyone wanting to bring down their classic and custom automobiles and motorbikes if there is enough interest!
Event Date 07-26-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 07-26-2019 9:00 pm
* Location Merritt

CANADIAN HIGH SCHOOL FINALS – JULY 26-28, 2019

JULY 24

WELCOME TO THE 2019 CANADIAN HIGH SCHOOL FINALS

JULY 26, 27 & 28TH, 2019

CANADIAN HIGH SCHOOL & JUNIOR FINALS DAYSHEETS
(Click on link below)

ITINERARY 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24TH

12 NOON ~ GATES AND CHECK IN OPENS.  Contestants can begin to check in. ALL CONTESTANTS MUST BE CHECKED IN BY 6PM THURSDAY, JULY 25TH, 2018.

THURSDAY, JULY 25TH

7 PM ~ MANDATORY STUDENT MEETING IN GRAND STAND.

7:30 PM ~ TEAM PICTURES IN FRONT OF BUCKING CHUTES
* Immediately following Provincial Directors Meeting, with pre-production meeting and job assignments for provinces.

FRIDAY, JULY 26TH

8 AM ~ REINED COWHORSE / CUTTING

11 AM ~ JUNIOR PERFORMANCE
* Go Round Payout one hour after performance – Location TBA

3 PM ~ SENIOR PERFORMANCE
* Go Round Payout one hour after performance – Location TBA
* After Senior Performance, post production meeting for judges, stock contractors, event leads, office, arena director, chute boss

*Volleyball on Friday night at the adjacent school grounds.  Look for the sign up sheet at the Mandatory meeting. 
Open to Contestants and the can ask this Family member to join them in playing. Exact time times are TBA
If you want to add anything to this fun event..Contact Kari Bondaroff  Cell ‭(250) 467-3918

SATURDAY, JULY 27TH

8 AM ~ REINED COWHORSE / CUTTING

11 AM ~ JUNIOR PERFORMANCE
* Go Round Payout one hour after performance – Location TBA

3 PM ~ SENIOR PERFORMANCE
* Go Round Payout one hour after performance – Location TBA
* After Senior Performance, post production meeting for judges, stock contractors, event leads, office, arena director, chute boss.

*Dance on Saturday night.  Time and location are TBA . Open to Contestants and their Families
If you want to bring glow sticks or spot dance prizes…Contact Leanne Esau Cell (250) 784 5157

SUNDAY, JULY 28TH

8 AM ~ REINED COWHORSE / CUTTING

11 AM ~ JUNIOR SHORT GO PERFORMANCE
*AWARDS PRESENTATION AFTER PERFORMANCE – LOCATION TBA

3 PM ~ SENIOR SHORT GO PERFORMANCE
* AWARDS PRESENTATION AFTER PERFORMANCE – LOCATION TBA

Watch for Smarty ropings Jackpots!
Thank you to Smarty for sponsoring a Shorty roping dummy the BCHSRA
We are aiming to have Team roping and Breakaway
Full details, Times and locations are TBA
Thank you to Slone Saddles for  great prizes for the fun Jackpot!!!
If you want to add anything to this experience for the kids. 
Contact Sharon or Ben Jackson 
Cel ‭(250) 783-0552‬

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FORMAT

  • ALL EVENT WINNERS ARE BASED ON THE “AGGREGRATE” TIMES AND SCORES.
    Example:  Performance 1 – time/score + Performance 2 – time/score + Performance 3 – time/score = Canadian Event Champion
  • Fastest time on 3 rounds wins timed event championship.
  • Highest Scores on 3 rounds wins scored event championship.
  • Performance 3 is short go with the top ten coming back from the first two performances in each event.
  • There will be no average points awarded.
  • All around winners are determined by points accumulated in each go round in each event for each contestant.
  • Points paid for 10 spots to go around winners.  10 points to 1st place, down to 1 point for 10th place.
  • There are no average points awarded towards all around winners point totals.
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Anyone qualifying for Canadians please fill these forms out ahead of time and have Notorized
 
To qualify for Canadian Finals you need to have placed in the Top 5 of any of your events at your BC Provincial Finals, for both Juniors and Seniors.

CLICK ON LINKS TO DOWNLOAD/PRINT OFF FORMS AND INFORMATION

Canadian Finals Contestant Form Junior -click here →CanadianFinalsJREntryFormpage1
Junior Entry Form Page 2 – click here →EntryFormPage2

Canadian Finals Contestant Entry Form High School -click here →CanadianFinalsHSEntryForm
High School Entry Form Page 2 – click here →EntryFormPage2

Canadian Finals Waiver Release Form -click here→HSWaiverReleaseForm

Canadian Finals Code of Conduct –

Canadian Finals Checklist – click here→NATIONALCANADIANCHECKLIST

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RETAIL VENDORS
*IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING A VENDOR AT THE CANADIAN FINALS RODEO, PLEASE CONTACT LYNN PECK (250)262-5955 TO RESERVE A SPOT.

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HOST HOTEL INFORMATION

Comfort Inn & Suites Merritt

http://www.comfortinnmerritt.ca

THE COMFORT INN & SUITES IN MERRITT, BC WILL BE THE HOST HOTEL FOR THE CANADIAN HIGH SCHOOL & JUNIOR FINALS.

*PLEASE CALL THE HOTEL DIRECTLY 250-315-0237, STATE THAT YOU ARE WITH “HIGH SCHOOL RODEO” TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNTS.
Double Occupancy Rates
Single King/Queen – $110
Room with 2 Beds – $120
Rates include:  Free hot full breakfast / Free Wifi / Indoor Pool & Hot Tub / Hotel Gym

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CAMPING INFORMATION FOR NON-CONTESTANTS

CLAYBANKS RV PARK
1302 Voght Street
Merritt, BC
250-378-6441

MOON SHADOWS RV PARK AND CAMPGROUND
Neilson Street, Merritt, BC
250-315-2267

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2018 SPONSORS OF THE CANADIAN HIGH SCHOOL FINALS ~ THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Pushor Mitchell

           THANK YOU FOR PROVIDING ALL THE SHAVINGS.

COPPER CREEK RANCH
CITY OF MERRITT
CANADIAN PROFESSIONAL RODEO ASSOCIATION
DAWSON CREEK PRO RODEO
BC RODEO ASSOCIATION
JOE AND JIM ENTERPRISES INC.
COWBOY’S CHOICE
UNITED FARMERS ASSOCIATION
BIG 9 OUTFITTERS

Event Date 07-26-2019 8:00 am
Event End Date 07-28-2019 3:00 pm
* Location Merritt Rodeo Grounds
Nicola Valley Farmers Market

Come see a variety of vendors at the Nicola Valley Farmers Market besides the Baillie House (Voght st and Merritt Ave). Do you want to "make, bake or grow your own" we would love to welcome you to the market contact us for more info.

About

2019 Market: May 11th to October 12th. 
Every Saturday from 9:30 am to 1 pm next to the Baillie House (Voght St @ Merritt Ave)! 
Also at the Friday Night Market from 6-9pm downtown (Quilchena Ave @Voght St) until end of August!

 
Company Overview
The Nicola Valley Farmers' Market is a Non-Profit Society which works to provide local vendors who "make, bake, or grow" their products a community market to sell their goods at. The Nicola Valley Farmers' Market is an integral part of the community, bringing the community members together every Friday night and Saturday from May to October, providing the community with a chance to buy local and keep our community thriving through local commerce! Go Green... Buy LOCAL!
 
General Information
For more information call 250-378-9703 or visit www.nicolavalleyfarmersmarket.com

Founding date
2000
 
Products
Local,Fresh Produce and Fruits
Locally grown Flowers, Plants, and Herbs
Various Jams, Jellies and Pickles, etc
Handmade Soaps, Lotions & Body Care Products
Pumpkins, Gourds and Zucchinis
Canning supplies such as tomatoes, pickling cukes, fruits, beans, etc...
A wide Variety of Baked Goods
Knitted, Crocheted products, slippers, scarves etc.
Whirligigs, Outdoor Furniture
Birdhouses, Signs, Shoulder and Market Cloth Bags
Pottery, Jewelry, plus many other Handmade Products!
Event Date 07-20-2019 9:30 am
* Location Nicola Valley Farmers Market
The Merritt Summer Nights Market is back for the 2nd year!

Back by overwhelming popular demand, the Merritt Summer Nights Market is back on Friday June 28th, 2019 and will run every Friday night right through the Summer until August 30th from 6pm to 9pm in downtown Merritt!
 
The Famers Market is back, and this year, the City of Merritt has moved its Thursday "Music in the Square" to Friday night as well, so not only will there be a night market and Open Mic Night at Kekuli Café, but there will also be music in Spirit Square to enjoy!
 
We have had a large number of inquiries for people wishing to participate in all 10 weeks of the markets due to the sales success from last year that many people experienced, so we are currently offering a 20% savings - all 10 weeks for $80 if you pre-pay now!
 
We are also considering closing Granite Avenue, between Voght and Garcia, and offering that space to anyone wanting to bring down their classic and custom automobiles and motorbikes if there is enough interest!
Event Date 07-19-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 07-19-2019 9:00 pm
* Location Merritt

Contact Us

Got questions? Contact us by phone, or by email using our contact form.

Merritt Visitor Centre: 250-378-0349
Tourism Manager: 250-378-8619
Email: Contact Form