Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame inductee Dale Butterwick chosen as Steel Wheel Stampede honourary parade marshal

The 11th Annual Steel Wheel Stampede parade will start at the Rotary Spray Park at 11 a.m.

Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer Dale Butterwick will serve as honourary parade marshal for this year’s Steel Wheel Stampede Parade June 8th.

The parade kicks off at 11 a.m.

Butterwick has had a long lasting career in both calf roping and steer wrestling. Starting out by entering amateur rodeos in 1965, he turned pro in 1969 winning the Hi Point Permit that year.

Competing for 21 years, Butterwick was known to have pushed as many steers and calves as he had run himself, noted a release.

He was always around to give a helping hand or teach a lesson or two.

After he was finished competing, he judged pro rodeos including the Canadian Finals Rodeo and the Calgary Stampede, in order to give back to the community that helped him along the way.

In 1998, he took the position of rodeo coach at Olds College and enjoyed helping students get started in their own rodeo careers. He was also well-known for his fairness in both of these positions and an excellent coach to all.

Along with an outstanding rodeo career, Butterwick has held a love for ranching and training horses. Taking pride and patience into account; the work and effort he put forth has resulted in some of these horses being part of top rodeo cowboy’s careers.

Two of the horses he has trained have won the Canadian Tie Down Horse of the Year; a prestigious honour given by the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association.

Butterwick has been and continues to be an outstanding cowboy on many fields. He continues to volunteer at many rodeos at the timed event end and helps teach newer generations as he goes.

“Helping kids and horses in rodeo have been very rewarding for me and now I am watching my grandchildren compete,” he said.

The 11th Annual Steel Wheel Stampede parade will start at the Rotary Spray Park at 11 a.m.

A copy of the parade route map can be found at

For a list of events and information on the Steel Wheel Stampede, visit


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