The committee board members met this week, and reviewed all the different aspects of the situation at hand. While we recognize that COVID restrictions are beginning to be lifted throughout the country, individual states, organizations, and business are approaching the situation each at their own pace. At this time, there are simply too many variable factors involved for us to confidently move forward with the 2021 Rodeo and ensure a successful event with the limited time remaining.
As of today, we, the Pacific Northwest Lineman Rodeo committee regret to announce that the 2021 Rodeo is offically canceled. For the remainder of this year, we would like to focus on increasing charitable donations to continue our ongoing support of the Oregon Burn Center.
As mentioned previously, we will be holding our annual raffles this year, even though the actual event is unable to occur. The $20 raffle ticket prizes will be:
1st Place – Four Wheeler
2nd Place – $3,000 Liberty Gun Safe
3rd Place – $3,000 Disney Gift Card
4th Place – $1,000 Cash Prize
5th Place – $1,000 Cash Prize
We also have several thousands of dollars in prizes that will be awarded for the $1 raffle ticket as well! Please remember that all proceeds from our raffle go directly to the Oregon Burn Center, contact your local rep for more information. Raffle tickets are available, and may be purchased through your local representatives (see below)
In addition, we will be setting up a general Charitable Donations page within our website allowing for contributions to be collected for the Oregon Burn Center. We will send an update once the page is available and ready to accept your donations.
In closing, the entire committee agrees that we will double down and focus on making the 2022 Rodeo a year to remember! In the meantime, please join us in providing ongoing support to the Oregon Burn Center, and all the good work that occurs through their organization.
Once again, I thank you all and none of this can happen without your generous support.
For information on purchasing raffle tickets, please call:
IBEW Local 125
Travis Hefely, (503) 262-9125
IBEW Local 77
Jason Dahlin, Lewis County PUD, 360-508–0867
In Albany, OR
Graham Arpin, Pacific Power, 503-559-5788
In Battleground, WA
Jeremy Barr, Pacific Power, 360-904-6937
In Portland, OR
Rod Lewis, Portland General Electric, 503-793-0394
In Salem, OR
Joel Wallace, Portland General Electric, 503-703-4307
In Vancouver, WA
Pat Slawson, Clark Public Utilities, 360-992-8053
In Vancouver, WA
Rob Craig, NW Line JATC, 971-288-8124