The 2017 Cowboy Trail & Beyond Tour is underway! Once again, Alberta’s History Wrangler will weave Alberta’s history into his engaging musical performances. This year is extra special, though, because it marks the 150th birthday of Canada! Come celebrate #Canada 150 with engaging presentations that will find you tapping your toes!
Are you curious about what these performances might be like? Listen to the song in this link to hear a sample of one of the History Wrangler’s fun, educational, and original songs! Here’s another audio file of a song that the History Wrangler wrote for Canada’s 150th birthday.
Greetings from Winnipeg, the site of the 2nd Stampede in 1913! Have a sensational day!! pic.twitter.com/CikjFAXkrm
— History Wrangler (@AlbertaHistory) May 6, 2017
The 2017 Tour kicked off on May 4th in Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is home of the 1913 Stampede. The next scheduled performance is Thursday, June 1. You can find all the dates and times of the History Wrangler’s free performances on Twitter: @HistoryWrangler @AlbertaHistory Here’s a brief schedule that we printed in our 2017 Experience the Cowboy Trails guide:
June 1st: Corner Store Diner, Turner Valley
July 1st, Canada Day: Historic Bar U Ranch
August 1st: Cinnamon Spoon, Bragg Creek
September 1st: Historic Bow Valley Ranche, Est 1873
Rob Leonard – also known as the History Wrangler – has given performances throughout Alberta to audience members of all ages. He’s even performed at the Opening Ceremonies of the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics and also for the King and Queen of Sweden!
The History Wrangler is excitied about Kicking Off his Cowboy Trail Tour and Beyond Tour next week in Winnipeg, home of the 1913 Stampede! pic.twitter.com/3IQpks8dPj
— History Wrangler (@AlbertaHistory) April 28, 2017
Leonard has also presented at schools and presented curriculum based educational programs at The Historic Ranche at Fish Creek Provincial Park for students in grades 4, 5, and 7. In addition to writing his own songs, he’s also an award-winning author of historical fiction for youth. Rob Leonard is the Historian and Director of Education & Outreach at The Bow Valley Ranche. He’s also held the positions of Canada’s History Liaison for the Calgary region and the Regional Coordinator for the Calgary & Region History Fair. Leonard’s passion for history has earned him the Alberta Centennial Medal and prestigious Alberta Awareness Award!