Virden Indoor Rodeo & Wild West Daze
The annual Virden Indoor Rodeo & Wild West Daze marks its 31st Anniversary in 2019. Over the past three decades it has steadily gained popularity and grown into one of the largest events of its kind in rural Manitoba. The action-packed weekend kicks off just before noon on Thursday with a free community barbecue in scenic Victoria Park, followed by a variety of attractions in the downtown area later in the evening. The climate-controlled Tundra Oil & Gas Place arena is home base for the semi-professional rodeo performances Friday through Sunday. Other community activities include a parade, pancake breakfast, high school rodeo, 3D barrel racing, dance, demolition derby, and more. The Virden Indoor Rodeo & Wild West Daze received the Event of the Year designation from Tourism Westman and Travel Manitoba in 2015.