The 20th-anniversary celebration of Cochrane Classic Bullirding will have to wait for now.

To no surprise to anyone, it has been announced the event is a no-go this year. It's among the casualties of the ban on public events and festivals this summer.

It follows on the steps of the cancellation of the Average Joe Rodeo, Bucking Horse Futurity, both scheduled to be held the last weekend of June, as well as the Calgary Police Rodeo (Aug. 11-12).

The Cochrane Fair, organized by the Cochrane and District Agricultural has also paused their eagerly-anticipated event. Of late, the Classic Bullriding event and Bearspaw Old Tyme Country Fair have held their events in conjunction with the fair.

All have vowed to come back bigger and better next year.

The Lions Club holds out hope that they will be able to proceed with the 53rd annual Cochrane Lions Club Labour Day Weekend Rodeo. Time will tell if it will suffer the same fate.