The Nicola Valley BC annual Ranch Rodeo is a traditional rodeo event in which cowgirls and cowboys compete against each other for a day. Ranch hands hailing from numerous ranches in the Nicola Valley BC compete in events based on the type of work they do every day. Participating in rodeos, showcasing their skills in events like roping, bronc riding, and more. Importantly, the life of a ranch hand is deeply rooted in the traditions and demands of ranching culture. Ranching is in our blood here in Merritt BC. Experience cowboy culture and it's strong emphasis on community supporting one another. Nicola Valley BC Annual Ranch Rodeo.