Mayor Spence 2017

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I am very proud to be the first Mayor for the City of Warman.

From the first time I came to visit Warman over 30 years ago it has been very apparent Warman's charm comes from it's people.  The residents of Warman welcomed my family back then, and they continue to share their friendly community with all who come to live here or visit this fine City.  I am pleased to  have this kind of oppurtunity to share on a monthly basis, the good news and positive actions taking place in our community, the City of Warman.  Grab a cup of coffee and read on what is current and happening in the City of Warman.

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Jul 13

Life Isn't Always Rodeos & Cowboy Boots...But It Should Be!

Posted on July 13, 2017 at 2:34 PM by Brennan Gasmo

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“Life isn't Always Rodeos & Cowboy Boots.... But it Should Be!”

Save the date.... June 9th - 11th, 2017

Warman Diamond 25th Rodeo

 

This year Warman Diamond Rodeo will be celebrating 25 years. The weekend is packed full of great community/family entertainment.  Come out bring the family and enjoy this fabulous weekend event!

 

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The Warman Rodeo committee is a group of hard working, dedicated volunteers who have put on a first class family oriented weekend in Warman for a quarter of a century. When I look back to the first Warman Rodeo committee members, there are still a couple of the original members. A large number of community residents - from children to seniors - have had some part of the Rodeo over the years. After all, this is Warman's big weekend. Our premiere event! There have been some changes over the years, but what hasn't changed is the passion and commitment of these volunteers.

 

This year the City of Warman will be entering a Canada 150 Float into the Rodeo parade. The parade starts at 10:00 sharp, winding around the streets of Warman. For a complete parade route, and any further information please check out Warman Diamond Rodeo's Face Book page or email warmandiamondrodeo@hotmail.com.

The profits raised from this annual community event go back directly into Warman and area. Recently, a $10,000 donation was made to the new Traditions and Holy Trinity Elementary Schools playground structure fundraising campaign. The Warman High School Outdoor Education Program was provided with funding for the initial purchase of a fleet of canoes and a canoe trailer a couple years ago. Yearly high school scholarships are proudly presented by the Warman Rodeo Committee as well.   The Warman Food Bank has also been provided donations to help with Christmas hampers.  The Committee also sponsors Family Free Skates through the winter. Many non-profit organizations, and charities have been supported by the profits of Warman Rodeo.  Below is a list of a few other sponsorships made, they are as follows:

-      Warman Diamond arena renovations

-      Bantam boys fastball team

-      Warman High School gym floor & football field irrigation

-      Warman Fire Department

-      Warman Minor Hockey

-      A large donation to the Legends Center building project

-      Elementary School playground

-      4H Club Equine Library

-      Curling Club lotto

-      Concession Building

-      Coverall Canopy

-      Chutes, corrals

-      Portable 20x20 tents

-      Portable BBQ Grill

-      Spectator bleachers

-      Home run fences

-      Park benches and picnic table

There is a long list of recipients and groups that have benefited from the efforts and monies raised from the Warman Diamond Rodeo weekend.  In the last 25 years, over $300,000 has been filtered back into our community from the Warman Diamond Rodeo Committee.

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As we can see, supporting this event helps build a stronger, and more vibrant Warman. We all can have a part in this great event, either as a volunteer or as an attendee. Make plans to attend the Warman Diamond Rodeo and support this annual community event.

“Here's to all volunteers, those dedicated people who believe in all work, some play and no pay”…..Robert Orben

The Committee members will be seen all weekend in their Committee jackets.  When you see a member in an orange jacket, take the time to stop them, shake their hand, and thank them for all their contributions to Warman over the past 25 years.

See you there!

~ Sheryl Spence   

 

 


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