The Merritt Legion recently donated a cheque for $750 to the Merritt High School Rodeo through their gaming grant program.

The team in Merritt participates in rodeos across the province throughout the school year, culminating in both provincial and Canadian finals, both of which have been held in Merritt in recent years.

Events throughout the season include barrel racing, goat tying, pole bending, breakaway roping, calf roping, and bull riding.

While provincially there are about 60-80 participants in the High School Rodeo, about ten hail from Merritt.

A donation will also be presented to the Little Britches rodeo program by the Legion sometime in the near future, though a date has not yet been set.