2011 OFFICIAL STAMPEDE POSTER
Limited Edition by Photographer Liz Twan
It’s three-peat, once again in 2011 the Williams Lake Stampede poster showcases the work of local photographer, Liz Twan as her barrel-racing action photo was selected from a group of photos submitted to the WL Stampede Association by several different photographers.
Two factors played a role in this choice. The photo depicted a woman competitor (not recognized nearly as often as their male counterparts in rodeo) and the woman featured in the photo is a BC cowgirl; horsewoman Pamela Morrison of Celista, BC who honed her rodeo skills competing in BC (Little Britches/High School Rodeo) before moving up to the professional level.
Though Liz Twan is best-known for her writing & working cowboy photos (her book: Cowboys, Characters & Critters – pub./2008); on weekends she’s often at a rodeo photographing her competitive family, husband, Bronc & son, Willee and others (she is a BCRA & CPRA/cardholder).
Liz is a long-time Williams Lake Stampede volunteer, and with her husband, Bronc (volunteer/competitor) was given a Williams Lake Stampede Life-Time Pass in 2008, in appreciation.
In 2011, Twan was awarded the prestigious Joe Marten Memorial Award - for the Preservation of Cowboy Heritage in the Province of BC; presented at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival in March – the first woman ever-honoured. Past recipients include among others; author, Paul St. Pierre, western artist John Schnurrenberger and broadcaster, Hugh McLennan (Spirit of the West).
“With her pen and camera, she has done an amazing job of recording ranch life and local history to promote the cowboy way of life.”
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Posters from Previous Years:
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 1983-2005