Our Story

Sun Parlour Rodeo began over 18 years ago with a small idea from a local cowboy. He thought that it might be good entertainment to bring a rodeo to the area. John thought that it would be a great way to bring the community together and raise some money for the local hospital. After meeting with BJ Prince from The Rawhide Rodeo Company, they decided that it was worth a try! John and a few friends formed the Sun Parlour Rodeo Committee and began planning for the first Sun Parlour Rodeo in 2001.

Sun Parlour Rodeo Presents $40,000 Cheque

The Sun Parlour Rodeo presents $40,000 in 2014 to the Hospice of Windsor Essex County Inc. Erie Shores Campus

Over the years money has been raised for various local charities. Much needed equipment such as a bladder scanner, baby monitor and portable defibrillator along with $45,000 towards the dialysis unit has been donated which totals over $100,000 to Erie Shores Health Care (Leamington District Memorial Hospital). In 2008, Sun Parlour Rodeo thought that WE care for Kids, a local children’s charity, would be an excellent partner for the event and since donated $108,500 to that cause. In 2014, The Hospice of Windsor Essex County Inc. Erie Shores Campus was selected as charity of choice and received over $115,000. The last few years other local charities have benefited from the generous donations of sponsors and spectator assisting to reach a grand total of charitable donations to date of over 400,000.

Sun Parlour Rodeo Family

The Family that makes it happen!

The very successful charity event continues to be produced by BJ Prince and his amazing Rawhide Rodeo crew! They continue to bring their energy and commitment year after year. Today, the event is planned by the Pavao Family along with a close family friend Nelson Carvalho. Many family and friends assist to make sure the weekend event runs smoothly. All of the proceeds are donated year after year to charities close to our hearts in our local community. The event could not be possible without the tremendous support of the local sponsors who have given generously over the past 17 years. The people of the surrounding community have also supported the event through their commitment in attending the event year after year. We look forward to seeing you at the event August 3rd and 4th at 6pm.