Ball to Kick Off Rodeo Ride

The 50th Isa Rodeo will be celebrated in August 2008 with festivities beginning with an inaugural Rodeo Ball, creating another highlight within the promising schedule of activities created for the milestone year.

The introduction of the Rodeo Ball has been a project in development since February this year when Isa Rodeo management approached then Mayor, Ron McCullough to discuss the opportunity of creating a greater sense of prestige for the 50th event.

Former Mayor McCullough provided positive response to the suggestion that a dedicated Rodeo Ball would be a welcomed inclusion in the 50th Isa Rodeo program of events, that would not only bring greater attention to the crowning of the Rodeo Queens but also higher recognition of the effort and work made by all entrants.

With the popular Mayoress Ball run at full capacity and with a wait list of 50-100 people on standby, the historical evidence showed that demand for special events was high.

The crowning of the Rodeo Queens has been incorporated into the Mayoress Ball for the past few years. With the Mayoress Ball event covering so much and offering wide city appeal, the Rodeo Ball management are entering preparations with the desire to not compete with the established Mayoress Ball but simply offer another avenue of experience to the Rodeo fraternity and city of Mount Isa.

Maintaining the 2008 Xstrata Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo’s ongoing theme, the Ball will be glittered with Gold. The organising team has hinted that sparkle, glitter and gold specks are high on the shopping list as they set forth in dressing the chosen venue, The Rodeo Forecourt behind Kalkadoon Stadium.

Structured to focus on the Isa Rodeo completely, the XXXX Rodeo Ball will offer delicious meals, beverages, live entertainment and all night celebrations coupled with imagery and visions that have made up the previous 49 Rodeos and special guests that have been instrumental in the development and growth of the iconic event.

The XXXX Rodeo Ball will be held on Saturday 26th of July at the Rodeo Forecourt, Buchanan Park Events Complex. Tickets for the event go on sale at the end of June and are only $85. Tickets can be purchased by calling 07 4743 2706 or logging onto www.isarodeo.com.au

For further information about the inaugural XXXX Rodeo Ball or the 2008 Xstrata Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo please contact the Media Unit at RODEO HQ on 07 47432706.

The Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo is benefiting from a Premier’s Development Grant of $50,000 under the Queensland Events Regional Development Program (QERDP), a State Government initiative designed to take unique and creative regional events to their full potential.

Since the program began in 2001, more than $10 million has been invested in over 500 regional events.