The Bull Bash was held this past weekend in MacGregor and it proved to be an extraordinary success, attracting attendees from across the world.

Karla Gurke, the Recreation Director and Facility Manager for the municipality of North Norfolk and the Heartland Recreation Commission, expressed her gratitude for the overwhelming support. 

"It was amazing from start to finish. We couldn't ask for a better event."

The Bull Bash drew a significant crowd, with attendees travelling from Newfoundland, British Columbia, and more. Gurke said it is inspiring to know that people come from all over for the event. 

 "The fact that we can get people from all over the world coming to our small town of MacGregor to watch bull riding, see the band, and have a great time all while supporting local service groups, which is great to see."

The after-party featured the Sean Taylor Band, which kept the energy high and the dance floor going.

"The dance floor was packed all night, from shortly after ten until the band stopped playing at one. We even had to start kicking the people out. They wanted to keep dancing and having a great time. Which is great to see."

Planning for the Bull Bash is a year-round endeavour, with next year's bash already scheduled for June 7, 2025. 

"We start planning right around December to January to start hitting our sponsors and making our plans," Gurke explained.

The team also holds a debrief meeting shortly after the event to discuss improvements for the following year.

Gurke still tallied the exact number of attendees, but she estimated that over 800 people attended the event. 

The manager extended her heartfelt thanks to everyone involved and cannot wait to hold this event next year.