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An Early Spring It Is

February, 2016

Hello everyone!

If you are getting tired of this cold and long winter, I have great news! Balzac Billy declared spring was coming early on Ground Hog Day! This news brought smiling faces to all who attended this event in Balzac on February 2.

February has been filled with nothing but excitement so far, for all that has happened and all that is yet to come! On February 5, I attended the Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies Convention in Edmonton where farmers and ranchers across the province had a chance to propose questions to Premier Rachel Notley and Ministers and MLA’s as well.


Kesler family thank youWe, the family of the late GREG KESLER, would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone who visited, phoned, offered condolences, brought food, sent cards, emails and Facebook messages, flowers and travelled great distances to attend Greg's funeral. Special thanks to our local Emergency Services and the Doctors and Nurses at the Raymond Hospital for their kind and compassionate care. Thank you to the Lethbridge Exhibition for providing us with the use of the Pavilion and to Wayne Brooks for his friendship and kind words in leading the service. We would especially like to acknowledge Travis and all the staff at Cornerstone Funeral Home for their professional care of our family.
With Sincere Thanks to All of You,
Judy, Duane, Margo, Berva Dawn, Roy, Kurtis and Chase

Condolences to the friends and family of Glen Daines who passed away last week in Kamloops, BC. Part of the long-time central Alberta Daines ranch/rodeo entity, Glen is survived by his wife Donna and children Dana Daines-Smith (Greg) of Calgary, AB; Cody Daines (Shannon) of Prince George, BC and five granddaughters.

Glen was born and raised in Innisfail, Alberta and was one of seven brothers. He attended the University of Alberta and received his degree in Commerce. He worked for IBM Canada in Alberta and BC before establishing Daines Western Shops with his brothers Ivan and Franklin.

Glen has been a long time resident of Kamloops but always thought of Innisfail as home. He maintained strong ties with the rodeo community and several generations of cowboys. Glen leaves behind many strong friendships from his love of the western way of life.

Glen's service was held at St. Mark's Anglican Church, Innisfail, Alberta on Thursday, February 11, 2016.

South of 49 Rodeo Action

CANADIAN STARS SHINE ... February 6 update

Manitoba bareback rider Orin Larsen led the way as a number of Canadian rodeo competitors took home large chunks of the prize money at winter rodeos that wrapped up this weekend in the U.S. His 85 point ride stood up to win the 2016 Rapid City Stock Show and Rodeo and net the younger Larsen brother $5534. He added $6360 by finishing third in the average at Fort Worth’s Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show which also concluded on the weekend. Larsen’s four-head total was 327.5, and that came on the heels of his second place cheque of $3016 at the Wrangler Champions Challenge - also at Rapid City, South Dakota.Tyrel Larsen

Not to be outdone, Tyrel, the bronc riding Larsen brother, was third in the average at Fort Worth with243 points on three head - good for $5079.

Cadogan, Alberta's Clint Laye netted $2052 with his seventh place finish in the bareback riding with 316 points on his four rides. Former Canadian team roping champion Kolton Schmidt partnered with Shay Carroll to split 1/2 in the first round and earned paycheques of $4500 each. Other Canadians to hit the Fort Worth pay window included steer wrestler Cody Cassidy ($1505), bareback rider Ty Taypotat ($701), Clay Elliott ($716) and Layton Green ($119).

... additional recent results here

Meeting adjourned until Saturday February 20, 2016
Same time; Same location
Feb 20 Meeting The Board of Directors unanimously decided to adjourn the voting part of the meeting scheduled for January 23, 2016 and hold an information session for both groups of members.

The vote has been adjourned and will now be held on Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at the same location (Hampton Inn, Airdrie) and same time – 10:00am for non-voting members and 11:00am for voting members.

Proxy forms are available for download here and must be submitted by the deadline of Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 4:00 pm Alberta time by email, fax or mail as directed on the form. No proxies will be accepted after this deadline. No proxies will be accepted at the meeting.

For further details, please check out the Frequently Asked Questions – Part 2.
Location: The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton
52 East Lake Avenue NE
Airdrie, AB
Time: 10:00 am - Non-Voting Membership Meeting (Semi-Pro, Permit, Timers, Rodeo Secretaries, Non-Contestant Rodeo Personnel) to discuss/vote on non-voting class of membership
  11:00 am - Voting Membership Meeting (Contestants, Stock Contractors, Rodeo Committee Members, Contract Personnel members, Lifetime members) to discuss amendments to the CPRA By-laws as well as amendment to the Articles under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act
* To view FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS / MORE INFORMATION about the above Special Meetings and to download proxies, please visit our Member News page by clicking here.
* Information packages regarding this meeting and proxies were mailed to all members December 23, 2015.

no hard copies are being mailed out this year unless requested

2016 CPRA Rule Changes - Click here for details

CPRA Appoints Director of Marketing/
Communications/Public Relations

Katy LucasPro Rodeo Canada
January 27, 2016
For immediate release

AIRDRIE, January 26, 2016 – The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association announced today that Katy Lucas will be joining their Business Development Team as the Director of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations.



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