The Communication Age and the CPRA

CPRA OnlineIn 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.

We live in an electronic age where computers and mobile phones are the primary devices used to communicate through E-mail, Texting, Websites, Skype, Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media. We cannot go back in time. To survive and move forward, we must all adapt to change.

With a new computer server at the CPRA and new computer stations being added, we are able to serve you much more efficiently and effectively through online communication.

BUT, we need all of our members to help, support, cooperate and adapt as we provide more and better methods of serving you. To that end:

  • Membership renewals can be done online - call the office to set up an account and you are away.
  • All contestants should now have bank accounts set up with the office so we can make fast and convenient direct deposits with your winnings. (If you do not have this in place, please call the office.)
  • And contestants can do all of their entries, callbacks and payment of fees online as well.
- See WEB ENTRY HELP MANUAL at bottom of Member_Login page.

All of these tools will cut costs for your association. And, just as importantly, using the communications methods mentioned above will save your staff time—allowing them to direct their energies to the kind of work that will enable us to grow our organization and take our rightful place in the North American professional sports world.

Together we will accomplish much!

Mezei Wins Besplug Invitational
Pro Rodeo Canada
March 2, 2015
For immediate release

The night didn’t start the way Devon Mezei had hoped. The Big Valley bull rider was first man out in the long go-round of the second annual Chad Besplug Invitational Bull Riding and his bull went down just as the gate opened, necessitating a re-ride. ... READ MORE

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CPRA and Rodeo Canada GM Dan Eddy

Dan Eddy - CPRA GMI 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. We have two wonderful children, a 23 year old daughter who lives in Edmonton and a 20 year old son who remains in college in Nova Scotia.

My Dad was a bricklayer by trade who taught his two sons the value of hard work and integrity at a very early age. I will draw upon those core values as we work hard to grow the sport of Rodeo from coast to coast in Canada and beyond. My commitment to our industry is to honour our rodeo heritage while placing a strong focus on our future. My commitment to our members will be to work tirelessly to promote the cowboys and cowgirls who are so deserving of national exposure and are truly the core strength of our great sport of Rodeo.


Kindest regards,
Dan Eddy

Our rodeo family is once again in mourning as we say farewell to Janet Vold. Her knowledge, experience and welcoming presence in rodeo offices during the season will be greatly missed. All of us at the CPRA extend most sincere condolences to Janet's family and many friends.
* A memorial will be held for Janet Vold on April 2 at 1 pm at the Stagecoach Saloon, Ponoka Stampede Grounds. Donations in Janet's memory can be made to the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sport Medicine Team or the Canadian Rodeo Historical Association (which operates under the name of Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame).

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