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EARL BASCOM To Be Inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Earl Bascom - Rodeo Champion and Award-Winning ArtistApril 23, 2015 at 10 am in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in celebration of the 60th year of the founding of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, it was officially announced to international news services that the late rodeo champion Earl W. Bascom (1906-1995), will be the first bull and bronc rider and the only cowboy artist ever inducted into that prestigious institution in its entire history.

Induction into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame is considered to be the highest sporting achievement in all of Canada.

"With this induction, Bascom's incredible achievements will be shared with all Canadians in perpetuity," said Mario Siciliano, president of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.

Induction ceremonies will take place on June 17 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada at the 40,000 square foot museum facility of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, also called Le Pantheon des Sports Canadiens.

The induction ceremony and dinner are $250 per person. Reservations can be made at 403-776-1040

Earl Bascom was inducted into the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1984 and, in the spring of 2013, he was recognized posthumously by the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame for his contributions to the rodeo industry. ... more about Earl Bascom here

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. ... read more

* Pro Rodeo Canada General Manager Dan Eddy in conversation with TSN 1260 Radio's Dave Jamieson about the future of the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton, AB - LISTEN HERE

... please click 'play arrow' and allow a few seconds for interview to begin

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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Year Two of the
2015 kicks off the second year of the PRO RODEO CANADA SERIES.
Last year, dubbed the Grass Roots Rodeo Tour, the Series is back - bigger and better than ever - with a new moniker.
The PRO RODEO CANADA SERIES encompasses all professional rodeos aside from the Wrangler Pro Tour events, and will culminate in an exciting high energy PRO RODEO CANADA SERIES FINAL October 2 - 3 at the Agrium Western Event Centre at Stampede Park in Calgary, AB.
Contestant earnings from the finals will count toward the 2015 CFR standings.
Look for ADDITIONAL EXCITING details about both the Series and the Finals in the coming weeks.

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Heading North For the Money
Tie-Down Roper Clint Arave - 2014 CFR
Tie-Down Roper Clint Arave (2014 CFR photo by Mike Copeman)

Pro Rodeo Canada
April 14, 2015
For immediate release

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

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