11-14th August 2022

Welcome

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Message from the Minister for Tourism Industry Development and Innovation and Minister for Sport, The Hon. Stirling Hinchliffe MP

Welcome to the Mount Isa Mines Rodeo, a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in Outback Queensland’s local culture and community, and hopefully explore some of the superb tourism experiences on offer here.

The impacts of the pandemic have provided incredible challenges, but thanks to the hard work of Queenslanders our state was one of the first to put in place a COVID Safe Event Framework which paved the way for events such as this one to take place.

The Queensland Government is proud to support The Mount Isa Mines Rodeo, through Tourism and Events Queensland’s Major Event program and it is a feature on our It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.

Events are an important part of our state’s economic recovery from the pandemic because they attract visitors to the region which stimulates the local economy and supports local jobs. Events are also an important opportunity for communities, friends, families and visitors to come together, creating community pride and reconnecting us.

Congratulations to the event organisers and all those involved in organising this event – may it be a successful one.

If you are visiting for the event, I encourage you to make some time to explore the diverse tourism experiences on offer in this beautiful region.

The Hon. Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Minister for Tourism Industry Development and Innovation and Minister for Sport.

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Glencore Queensland Metals Chief Operating Officer, Matt O’Neill

Mount Isa Mines is proud to be the naming rights and founding sponsor of the Mount Isa Mines Rodeo as it returns to the arena in Mount Isa this year, under a COVIDSafe plan.

After a difficult year, our sponsorship continues to support the community when it needs it the most.

Mount Isa Mines and the Isa Rodeo together have formed a legendary partnership since 1959, and we’re standing alongside the Isa Rodeo to bring you the 2021 Mount Isa Mines Rodeo again this year.

Mount Isa Mines has been a major sponsor since the first rodeo over 60 years ago, and we’re proud to make a positive and lasting contribution across the region. Whether it’s developing tomorrow’s talent, supporting generations of local jobs, investing in community infrastructure or funding valuable community initiatives, we’re a business that invests in our people and the communities where we operate.

We hope you enjoy this year’s rodeo and the benefits it brings to the region.

Matt O’Neill

Chief Operating Officer – Glencore Queensland Metals

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Isa Rodeo Limited CEO, Natalie Flecker

What an incredible journey the past 18 months have been.  It’s exciting to be back in the red dirt arena with a live event in 2021.

We have been overwhelmed by the generous support we’ve received from our strategic partners who have stayed with us through this time of change, challenge and opportunities.

A special thank you our awesome competitors.

During this time our thoughts go out to our competitors and rodeo family, both home and abroad, who may not be able to join us this year.

On a personal level, I would like to sincerely thank our volunteers, our local community, board members and all the Mount Isa Mines Rodeo team; including staff, contractors, specialists, judges, and performers who work so hard to continue building on the success of this iconic Mount Isa event. Legendary. Since 1959.

Thank you

Natalie Flecker

Chief Executive Officer - Isa Rodeo Limited