About the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association


The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA), with its headquarters in Airdrie, Alberta, is the sanctioning body for professional rodeo in Canada.

Pro Rodeo Canada approves over 55 events in Canada each year, with a combined total payout of over $6.8 million.

The sport organization is committed to maintaining the highest standards that ensure every Pro Rodeo Canada event is managed with fairness and competence, and the livestock used is healthy and cared for to the highest standards.

Pro Rodeo Canada has a strong working relationship with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) in the United States, and most Canadian rodeos and special events are co-approved for world championship points. World Champions are declared using combined CPRA and PRCA earnings.

Although the contestants are the most visible, the association’s membership also consists of rodeo committees, stock contractors, judges, rodeo secretaries, announcers, timers, bull fighters, associate members, photographers, specialty-act performers and more.

Approximately 1200 members are represented by the CPRA’s board of directors, who govern the sport of professional rodeo in Canada.

Contestant involvement in Pro Rodeo Canada can be achieved in a number of ways depending on the individual’s background in the sport of rodeo. Options include Permit, Semi-Pro and full CPRA Contestant Membership. Details and application forms are available at www.rodeocanada.com

CPRA rodeos create a positive economic impact on the cities and towns that host them. For example, the Canadian Finals Rodeo generates an economic impact of more than $50 million annually into the local community. As well, professional rodeos in North America raise in excess of $30 million for local and international charities each year.

The 50th Annual CFR is returning to Edmonton, Alberta after being hosted at Westerner Park in Red Deer for the last five years. The premiere event will be held at Rogers Place in Alberta’s capital city Oct 2-5, 2024. With record crowds at CPRA events across western Canada, it’s clear that rodeo enjoys huge fan support, a testament to the sport’s ongoing popularity and growth.