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Rodeo Canada Season Underway


July 27, 2021 l Airdrie, AB
For immediate release

Canadian Pro Rodeo is back!

With the advent of a shortened, but robust roster of CPRA events, fans and contestants alike are hitting the rodeo trail. July has seen the completion of five rodeos with four more scheduled for the upcoming long weekend. Look for the return of the Medicine Hat Stampede, the Hard Grass Bronc Match (Pollockville, AB), Bruce Stampede and the Strathmore Stampede between July 29 and Aug 2.

For CFR team ropers, Logan and Keely Bonnett, who won their event at both stops last weekend - Lea Park Rodeo and Moose Mountain Pro Rodeo for $2305 each - the return to their favourite sport couldn’t come soon enough.

“It’s definitely nice to back on the road and have somewhere to compete,” Logan commented. “We’re hoping to earn season leader status and even a Canadian title. We won the (Maple Leaf) Circuit Finals at Agribition in 2019. We’d like a return trip to that event as well.”

The Bonnett team calls Ponoka, Alberta home where Logan works as a cattle buyer and his brother, Keely is also involved in the family feedlot and ranching operation. When they’re not working, the Bonnets can be found in the practice pen. Look for their brother Kash this season as well; the younger Bonnett currently leads the CPRA rookie standings.

Saddle bronc rider, Sam Kelts, has also been missing rodeo. The 12 time CFR qualifier - who spent the winter pipelining - climbed on a couple of practice horses earlier this spring then headed south of the border to further sharpen his skills.

“It had been over eight months since I rode a bucking horse,” the Stavely, AB cowboy explained. “I really missed it - the atmosphere, friends and the thrill of winning. You don’t get that pipelining,” he grinned. Kelts is well on his way to a 13th CFR qualification with two wins to date (Teepee Creek and Kennedy) and placings at Bonnyville, Bowden and Lea Park.

For up to date CPRA results and standings and a complete 2021 schedule, watch the CPRA website and social media channels.

The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA) with headquarters in Airdrie, Alberta is the official sanctioning body for Professional Rodeo in Canada. The CPRA approves 55 events annually with a total payout exceeding $5.7 million. The organization oversees the Pro Tour Finals each fall in Armstrong, BC, holds their premiere event - the Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) - at Westerner Park in Red Deer, AB (late Oct/early Nov) and endorses the Maple Leaf Circuit Finals in late Nov, as part of Canadian Western Agribition in Regina, SK. Follow the CPRA on Twitter and Instagram @prorodeocanada, ‘Like’ Canadian Professional Rodeo Association on Facebook or online at

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2019 News Releases and Announcements - ARCHIVE
* Red Deer Bull Riding * Armstrong, Merritt & Finning Pro Tour Final
FEBRUARY * 2019 Finning Pro Tour Winners
* Claresholm Bull Riding * Breakaway Roping and the CPRA
APRIL * Medicine Lodge Fall Round-Up
* Medicine Hat Spring Rodeo * Oldstoberfest
* Agribition Welcomes Maple Leaf Circuit Finals * 2019 CPRA Award Winners
* Picture Butte and Tofield Bullridings * Dallas Sunstrum Memorial Pro Rodeo
* Finning Pro Tour Expands * Finning and CPRA Announce Grand Prize Winner
MAY * Hanna Indoor Pro Rodeo - Regular Season Wrap-Up
* Drayton Valley Weekend Rodeo Wrap OCTOBER
* Maple Leaf Circuit Finals Counts for CFR * CFR Performance One
* Coleman, Stavely, Innisfail (BR) Rodeo Wrap * CFR Performance Two
* Finning Canada and CPRA Expand Partnership * CFR Performance Three
* Falkland Stampede Highlights * CFR Performance Four
* Cody Snyder Swift Current Xtreme Bulls Invitational * CFR Performance Five
JUNE * CFR Performance Six - Canadian Champions Declared
* Grande Prairie, Leduc, Hand Hills, Wildwood DECEMBER
* Brooks, Lea Park, Rocky Mountain House * Maple Leaf Circuit Finals
* Bonnyville, Innisfail * WNFR Round 1
* Wainwright, Sundre, High River * WNFR Round 2
JULY * WNFR Round 3
* Ponoka, Williams Lake, Airdrie * WNFR Round 4
* Benalto, Coronation * WNFR Round 5
* Morris, Kennedy, Quesnel * WNFR Round 6
* Medicine Hat, Bruce, Pollockville, Bowden, Lacombe * WNFR Round 7
* Strathmore, Regina, Grimshaw * WNFR Round 9
* Jasper, Dawson Creek, La Crete * WNFR Round 10
* Cranbrook, Pincher Creek  
* Okotoks, Glencross, Smithers  

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