Possible Relocation of Canadian Finals Rodeo

A new report released today may impact the future of rodeo in Edmonton.

The report looked at the future of Edmonton’s Rexall Place, home of the Canadian Finals Rodeo, Canadian professional rodeo’s championship finale since 1975. The two recommendations put forward in the report would see the aging arena either repurposed to host "mid-sized events" or demolished if Northlands (owners and operators of the facility) cannot find partners willing to redevelop the building.

The review and subsequent report were made necessary as the city awaits the arrival of the new Rogers Place arena, set to open downtown in 2016.

“Pro Rodeo Canada has had a long history of success in large part as a result of our working relationship with the great staff and volunteers at Northlands for over 42 years,” noted CPRA General Manager, Dan Eddy. “Pro Rodeo Canada represents the highest caliber of professional rodeo athletes in the world and after today’s news we have mixed emotions. We now know that the greatest Rodeo Final in Canadian history may need to find a new home in 2017.”

Eddy went on to say that, “Although we are saddened, even by the thought of moving locations, we are excited about the opportunities that are before us and are committed to working closely with Northlands to make the 2015 and 2016 CFR the biggest and best in its 42 year history. Our continued focus will be to grow the level of excitement around our Championship Finals Rodeo while expanding our great sport to new audiences in Canada.”

New Rodeo Administrator Named

CPRAApril 7, 2015 - The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association is pleased to announce that Kaitlyn Walker has been promoted to the position of Rodeo Administrator with Pro Rodeo Canada, effective immediately. The announcement came from CPRA General Manager, Dan Eddy. ... read more

The Communication Age and the CPRA

In 2015, one of the key elements that defines an organization’s professionalism is the way it communicates with its various constituents. In the case of the CPRA, that includes members, sponsors, committees, contractors and fans. ... read more

Greetings From CPRA and Rodeo Canada GM Dan Eddy

I am both humbled and honoured to have been selected to assume the role of General Manager for the CPRA and Rodeo Canada effective March 16th. My wife Debbie and I made the move from Halifax to Airdrie in early March and leave behind many family members and friends in hopes of building new friendships and contacts in the West. ... read more

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Idaho tie-down roper, Clint Arave is planning to spend a lot more time in Canada in 2015. And after winning the top cheque at the first spring rodeo of the new Canadian Professional Rodeo Association season, it could turn out to be a good decision. ... READ MORE

The Grass Roots Finals is Coming Back!
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Grass Roots FinalsAfter a highly successful and tremendously exciting inaugural edition, the Grass Roots Finals returns this fall - October 2-3-4 - to the Agrium Western Events Centre at Calgary's Stampede Park.

The 2015 Grass Roots Tour kicked off at the Medicine Hat Broncs and Honky Tonks Rodeo... and the drama will build throughout the season to the Finals.

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