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Pro Rodeo Canada
July 21, 2016
For immediate release

CANADIAN PROFESSIONAL RODEO ASSOCIATION
AND SASKATOON SIGN AGREEMENT

AIRDRIE, ALTA – The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA) and the city of Saskatoon have signed a memorandum of understanding to host the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Saskatoon, from 2017 to 2019.

The Canadian Finals Rodeo negotiating committee has worked diligently over the last several months with Saskatoon Tourism and explains that our Professional Rodeo fan base is an important factor in the move to Saskatchewan. The sport and our membership can be excited about the mixed market of both the traditional rural and agricultural rodeo fans that have been long-time supporters, and the opportunity to bring in the next generation of rodeo fans to the sport.

President and CEO of Tourism Saskatoon, Todd Brandt explains the opportunities present in a city like Saskatoon.

“Saskatoon is an excellent host destination for the Canadian Finals Rodeo starting in 2017. Many new accommodations, a dynamic foodie scene, a huge volunteer base and being Canada’s youngest city demographically will bring a vitality to this national championship, and grow the market in Canada. We look forward to emulating the many popular events that are synonymous with the CFR, but blending in our own Saskatoon flavour,” said Brandt.

Executive Director of the SaskTel Centre, Scott Ford, says the venue and city have hosted many successful events in the past including the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships, where in 2010 they became the only Canadian destination to receive the honour of hosting the event twice (hosted the first time in 1991). Also, when the 2012 Canadian Country Music Awards came to town, they set a record for ticket sales for the event.

"Saskatoon has an incredible reputation for hosting successful major National and International Sporting Events and we are excited about the opportunity to host the Canadian Finals Rodeo." Says Scott Ford Executive Director Sasktel Centre Saskatoon.

Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks for more exciting information and details on the 2017 Canadian Finals Rodeo.

 
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JANUARY MAY
* CPRA Appoints Director of Marketing/Communications/PR * Drayton Valley Pro Rodeo
FEBRUARY * Stavely Indoor Pro Rodeo
* Pro Rodeo Loses Greg Kesler * InterContinental Hotels Group
* Chad Besplug Invitational Kicks Off Season * Falkland Stampede
* Chad Besplug Invitational In the Books * Grande Prairie Stompede
MARCH JUNE
* CPRA Declines Latest CFR Proposal * Hand Hills / Leduc / Wildwood
* CPRA Announces Resistol Partnership * Brooks and Lea Park Rodeo
APRIL * Innisfail Pro Rodeo
* CPRA Welcomes Back Guy Weadick Memorial Rodeo * High River, Sundre, Wainwright Rodeos
* Cinch Announced as Official Jean & Shirt of the CPRA JULY
* Medicine Hat Broncs & Honky Tonks * SharpEdge Official Equine Supplement of CPRA
* Camrose and Coleman Rodeos * Ponoka, Williams Lake and Airdrie Rodeos
* Wrangler Canadian Pro Tour Contract Renewed * Benalto, Coronation and Taber Rodeos
  * Teepee Stampede
  * Kinsella and Bowden Special Events Pay Off
  * Saskatoon CFR Announcement



PRO RODEO CANADA 2015 NEWS RELEASES and ANNOUNCEMENTS ARCHIVE

NEWS RELEASES
FEBRUARY AUGUST
* CPRA Welcomes New General Manager * Strathmore-Abbotsford-Grimshaw-High Prairie
MARCH * La-Crete & Dawson Creek Stampede
* Mezei Wins Besplug Invitational * Cranbrook, Jasper & Pincher Creek
APRIL * Lethbridge Pro Rodeo
* Broncs & Honky Tonks Rodeo * Okotoks Pro Rodeo
* Camrose, Coleman & Dawson Creek SEPTEMBER
MAY * Armstrong & Merritt Rodeos
* Drayton Valley Rodeo * Medicine Lodge Fall Round Up
* Stavely Pro Rodeo * Oldstoberfest Rodeo
* Falkland Stampede * Hanna & Brooks Rodeos
JUNE OCTOBER
* Grande Prairie, Wildwood, Leduc, Hand Hills * Cinch Pro Rodeo Canada Series Final
* Lea Park, Rocky and Brooks Rodeos NOVEMBER
* Innisfail Pro Rodeo * CFR 2015 - Nov 11/1st Performance
* Wainwright-Sundre Rodeo * CFR 2015 - Nov 12/2nd Performance
JULY * CFR 2015 - Nov 13/3rd Performance
* Cowboy Christmas * CFR 2015 - Nov 14/5th Performance
* Benalto, Coronation and Taber * CFR 2015 - NOV 15, 2015 - FINAL
* Teepee Creek Stampede * CPRA Announces New Rodeo Administrator
* Kennedy, Maple Creek and Morris * Canadian Pro Rodeo Returns to Agribition
* Medicine Hat, Bonnyville, Bowden, Oyen, Cochrane, Bruce DECEMBER
* Wrangler National Finals 2015 Wrap-Up
 
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MARCH - DECEMBER
* Greetings From New GM Dan Eddy
* The Communication Age and the CPRA
* New Rodeo Administrator Named
* Possible Re-Location of CFR
* Earl Bascom - Canada Sports HOF
* Jim Gladstone
* National Director of Sales Announced
* First Business Advisory Council Meeting
* 2015 Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Inductees
* 2016 CPRA Rule Changes










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