Every summer for the past 85 years, the Ogden Pioneer Days Foundation has celebrated the lives of our pioneer ancestors and our western way of life. Our goal ever July is to remember those noble souls who came to this great valley over one 170 years ago to build a strong and vibrant community. With this in mind, our organization is pleased to present numerous cultural, social, educational and religious events to honor their memory and the spirit of the American West.
We are delighted to once again announce that the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo has been voted by the members of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association as one of the top 5 best large outdoor rodeos in the United States. I am told year after year that our community and numerous rodeo volunteers are the cowboys’ favorite fans. They also tell me than there isn’t a more beautiful place. They, like us, love to see the towering mountains to the east of the stadium.
As chairman, I wish to thank our many dedicated volunteers, generous donors and sponsors for making our annual celebration a great success. And in a special manner, on July 24, we will pause to remember and honor a great and noble friend who was the heart and soul of Ogden Pioneer Days, Mr. Rich Brewer. He and his sweet wife Jane have been a driving force to keep the spirit of Pioneer Days alive and well.
On behalf of my fellow trustees, I sincerely hope you will enjoy this year’s celebration and the great memories it will create for you and your family.
Alan E. Hall
Ogden Pioneer Days Foundation