2005 Rodeo Committee Person of the Year


A budding bull rider that never bloomed, Allan Allinson’s heart always stayed with the sport. From the days of the Dunfords and the Saskatchewan Amateur Rodeo Cowboys Association, Allan has been a promoter of rodeo. Over the years, and the migration to the Canadian Cowboys’ Association, he has been a constant on the Beechy Western Days Rodeo Committee. Having served a few terms as President, Allan shone as an optimist. Allan has seen the Association take steps forward and backward and always fought for the betterment of rodeo. Sometimes it meant favoring the cowboys, other times the committees and paying public took precedence, always enriching the sport.

Allan Allinson, Rodeo Committee Person of the Year (2005) receiving the buckle from Jonathan Kmita, President of the Canadian Cowboys’ Association

Forty years is a long time and Allan has been there for it all – clowns that weren’t funny; announcers with a lisp; bullfighters that would rather do their fighting behind the chutes; and then there was the amorous couple that got run over in the parking lot of tall grass. But through it all were clowns that were funny, announcers and bullfighters that went on to have distinguished careers, and we did get the grass cut in the parking lot!

Allan has been there for it all, and it was there because of Allan. He always made sure the others got credit for their successes, never taking credit for himself. Allan should be "Committee Person of the Century”.

Allan recently assisted with the 39th Annual Beechy Rodeo – setting up chutes, sweeping the bleachers, cleaning the bathrooms or buying a sponsor coffee. Congratulations Allan, on being named CCA Committee Person of the Year.

The 39th version of Beechy Western Days culminated with the presentation of the high point saddle. Donor Norman Tuplin of Beechy presents the hand-crafted saddle to Stacy Cornet (Kyle). The contestants who enter and compete in two or more of the seven major events are eligible for the saddle. Stacy’s money earned in calf roping and team roping put him in the winner’s circle. Norman donates the saddle in memory of his father Eric Tuplin. In true community spirit, Norman advises that the saddle for the 40th Beechy Western Days is currently being crafted and he promises it will definitely be one the winner can brag about!