Pozzobon and Byrne on Board in Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nevada– Tanner Byrne and Ty Pozzobon sit in the top ten of the PBR’s World Finals Aggregate Standings after night two of competition from the Thomas & Mack Center.

A second score worth 83.75 on Superfreak left Tanner Byrne in third place next to Silvano Alves and Matt Triplett concluding round two as the only three men to ride both bulls thus far.

Pozzobon scores 88 on Fire & Smoke for fifth in the round worth a check for $5,000.

Matt Triplett took the round win with his 92 on Walk Off. Back to Byrne, Gage Gay rode his bull tonight for a few points in the round meaning things evened up once again.

Canadian representative Scott Schiffner has his week cut short after not qualifying for the eight second whistle tonight in round two. Zane Lambert also came down before the eight second whistle but has three rounds left as he’s a top 35 seeded rider.

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Byrne Kicks Off First PBR Finals With Split of Sixth

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — With complete results pending, Tanner Byrne finished in a split of sixth in round one of tonight’s PBR World Finals at the Thomas & Mack Center.

A score of 87 points early on in the round was third for the majority of the evening but held up for a split of sixth with L.J. Jenkins by the time round one finished up for $1,250 each.

It’ll take a few more rides for Byrne to catch Gage Gay for the Rookie of the Year title as Gay is 9th in the World Standings after tonight. Don’t count him out yet.

Ty Pozzobon, Zane Lambert and Scott Schiffner were bucked off in round one. Schiffner needs a score in round two that leaves him in the top 15 in the aggregate for him to keep riding this weekend as the PBR Canada representative.

Round one’s $25,000 top prize went to J.W. Harris after a score of 88.75. Harris was followed by Story Wing (88.5), J.B. Mauney (88), Mike Lee and Matt Triplett (87.25).

Pro Rodeo Canada Press Release – October 22nd, 2014

CFR 41 to be Broadcast via Live Internet Streaming on PPV and On Demand

Pro Rodeo Canada looks to increase its rodeo viewer ship using Live Internet Streaming Technology


Calgary, AB (Oct 22, 2014) – The CPRA, iLink Media, Northlands and Worldplay Canada are partnering to offer a live streaming broadcast of the Canadian Finals Rodeo happening on Nov 5th to 9th, 2014, in Edmonton, Alberta. This partnership supports the CPRA’s vision of fostering and growing the rodeo community by embracing the use of technology in people’s everyday lives.

The growth in online viewer ship, specifically when it comes to video consumption, has created a massive opportunity for the CPRA to engage and attract a much larger viewing audience. Offering an online, live streaming broadcast, will give anyone, regardless of location, the ability to watch one of Canada’s biggest rodeo events on any connected device.

“Worldplay is extremely privileged to be a partner with the CPRA in this online initiative,” said Franc Godri, VP of Business Development at Worldplay (Canada), Inc. “In the past few years, we’ve seen an enormous jump in the amount of online video being consumed. The shift in online viewing is largely attributed to the growing number of mobile devices and the ability to watch video content anytime, anywhere. Worldplay’s proprietary live streaming technology enables the CPRA to reach a much larger viewing audience that simply cannot be achieved through traditional broadcasting. The Canadian Finals Rodeo attracts the best talent in the world and as such, should be enjoyed at a global level.”


“The CPRA and our partners at Northlands are excited to bring the CFR live to the internet once again this year,” Jeff Robson, General Manager of the CPRA, noted. “With the help of ilink Media and Worldplay, the viewers will get an exceptional product at an affordable price. We hope to grow this partnership and bring the CFR to the masses for the fans who are unable to attend the rodeo. Pay Per View live streaming is a great way to broaden our fan base”.

Pre-registration for the online broadcast of the 41st Canadian Finals Rodeo can be found at http://www.worldplaylive.com/cfr41. Stay tuned for package details.

About the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association: The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA) with it’s headquarters in Airdrie, Alberta, is the sanctioning body for professional rodeo in Canada. The CPRA sanctions over 50 events annually with a total payout exceeding $5.1 million. Join us for the 41st edition of the Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) November 5th to 9th, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta at Rexall Place, our association’s premiere event. For more information please visit RodeoCanada.com or call (403) 945-0903. Follow us on Twitter, or like our page on Facebook, and watch the action on YouTube throughout the year.

About Worldplay (Canada), inc.
Worldplay powers captivating online video experiences to reach and engage audiences anywhere, anytime. As a Content-as-a-Services (CaaS) provider, Worldplay helps the world’s leading organizations in education, media and enterprise drive value through connecting customers with powerful and engaging online video content while reducing technical complexity, cost and bureaucracy.
Worldplay (Canada), inc. | 1.403.297.1055 | Calgary, AB | worldplaynetworks.com

About the CFR
Northlands is proud to produce the Canadian Finals Rodeo at Rexall Place as one of its Signature Events.
Since its inception in 1879, Northlands has been bringing together farmers, ranchers and agriculturalists to share information on what was happening in their industries.

iLink Media Group is an Edmonton based mobile broadcast & webcast company that offers an affordable broadcasting option to organizations that find the existing television broadcast environment not readily available to them.
When traditional broadcasting does become available it usually comes with a cost that far exceeds their limited budgets. Specially produced streaming web video is an affordable solution to this issue and offers our client’s access to a larger audience through web based distribution.

For more information, please contact:
Canadian Professional Rodeo Association
272245 RR 2, Airdrie, AB T4A 2L5
email: cpra@rodeocanada.com
Telephone: (403) 945-0903
Fax: (403) 945-0936

Paint Me Pretty

Some wild things are happening in western fashion. If you’ve hit a barrel race or rodeo you may have noticed the wild colors and prints that are popping up. I hinted at it in my Decked out Denim article but love for color has hit fast and hit hard. One trend is that of painted tack, hats, boots and jeans or what I’ve officially deemed the “paint me pretty epidemic”.

g&g hat

Glam&Grit hat Photo from glamandgrit.com

Painted hats tops my list of “paint me pretty” symptoms, perhaps the most well known painted hat company is Glam & Grit. The Whitesboro, Texas based company paints for well known barrel racers like Fallon Taylor, Katelyn McLeod and Lindsey McLeod. Prices range from $150-$285 USD, depending on designs, hat type (straw or felt) and whether you buy a new hat or send in your own. Check out their designs on Facebook, G&G Website or on the Ranch Dress’n website.

Team Roper Toms

Moccasins, Toms and other painted shoes were another item that caught my painted eye. Check out Hippie Heart Headbands for some crazy moccasins that are rodeo ready! Esty.com and Kansas based website Rhinestones N Rodeo also had a wide variety of painted Toms, the team ropers are my favorite.

Dueces Wild Tack Set Pictures from Deuces Wild Tack Website (deuceswildtack.com)

Now for the horses! Painted tack, once again you are only limited by your imagination. There are so many companies out there that offer painted tack. I’ve taken a liking to three: Dueces Wild TackBucking H Designs and The Cowboy Junkie. Bucking H Designs paints the custom designs for the Best Ever saddle pads but also offers halters, spur straps and so much more. The Cowboy Junkie offers unique conchos and punchy belts to suit your needs (they have killer tack too). I’ll be 100% honest, Deuces Wild does not paint their tack  (you can read more about that here) but it certainly gives a similar look and if Michelle McLeod is rocking it, you can too!

Christmas is just around the corner and for those trying hard to find a unique gift for horse lover in their life (or if you wanna hook me up that’s cool too) check out Gray and Co Designs. They offer custom painted brushes and grooming totes. Perfect for traveling partners or to keep your favorite horse brush from walking off.

As always, be sure to share you finds with me in a comment below, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or send your pins to the Pinterest page.

-Paint Me Pretty Paige

36 Canadian Animals Chosen for 2014 Wrangler NFR

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — 35 Canadian Bucking Horses and one bull have been chosen for the 2014 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas this coming December.

Special Delivery from the Calgary Stampede firm earned a third place finish in the Bareback Horse of the Year voting. Both the Canadian Pro Rodeo Bareback and Saddle Bronc Horses of the Year, Mucho Dinero from Wayne Vold and Lunatic Party from the Outlawbuckers were selected to work Vegas.

In 2013, 47 animals were chosen from Canada made up of 24 Bareback horses, 21 in the Saddle Bronc and two bulls. In 2014, ten less Canadian Bareback horses were chosen while the same amount of Broncs were picked in the 30th year in Vegas for the NFR.

One factor of the decline in animals selected in 2014 is the fact that C5 Rodeo did not meet the requirements to have stock selected.

The following information was received this afternoon from PRCA Senior PR Coordinator Jim Bainbridge via the PRCA’s Rodeo Administration Department: C5 Rodeo did not meet the requirements outlined in Bylaw B13.3.2 of the PRCA Rulebook and were therefore ineligible for selection or the 2014 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Bylaw B13.3.2: Qualification to Provide Riding Event Livestock. To qualify to provide riding event livestock to the NFR, a Stock Contractor must serve as the Primary Stock Contractor at three (3) PRCA approved rodeos with a minimum accumulated total of $50,000 in added prize money, or five (5) PRCA approved rodeos with a minimum accumulated total of $25,000 in added prize money during the corresponding rodeo year. If a WPRA barrel race is held at that PRCA approved rodeo, barrel racing prize money will be included in the accumulated total. 

In addition to the decline I was surprised to see some animals picked for the NFR but not the CFR. What are your thoughts or what are the reasons for this besides a contractor leaving them off the list for Edmonton, the animal not having enough trips in Canada or the animal spending more time in the United States?

The following are the animals from Canadian Stock Contractors selected for the 2014 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, NV from December 4th to 13th.



A43 Gold Dust R Big Stone Rodeo**
S-77 Soap Bubbles R Calgary Stampede*
S-83 Special Delivery R Calgary Stampede (3rd in stock of the year in PRCA)
T-17 Twin Cherry R Calgary Stampede
T-19 Tootsie Roll L Calgary Stampede
T-25 Turkish Whiskey R Calgary Stampede
T-29 Trail Dust L Calgary Stampede
263 Starburst R Kesler Rodeo
664 Western Star LF Kesler Rodeo
778 Copper Cat RF Kesler Rodeo
841 Street Dance R Kesler Rodeo
H83 American Trip LMF Outlawbuckers Rodeo**
73 True Grit R Wayne Vold Rodeo
838 Mucho Dinero LB Wayne Vold Rodeo


Saddle Bronc

711 Rubels L Big Stone Rodeo
L-40 Lynx Mountain R Calgary Stampede
M-64 Mata Fact R Calgary Stampede
S-3 Simply Marvellous R Calgary Stampede*
S-66 Stampede Warrior L Calgary Stampede
S-91 Shoshone Mountain R Calgary Stampede
T-38 Timely Delivery L Calgary Stampede
T-65 Tiger Warrior L Calgary Stampede
U-1 Until Kamloops L Calgary Stampede
124 Sky Blue R Franklin Rodeo Company*
529 Evening Mist R Franklin Rodeo Company
633 Summer Trip RB Kesler Championship Rodeo*
321 Poker Star L Kesler Rodeo*
828 Nickels & Dimes L Kesler Rodeo
242 Get Smart R Northcott Rodeo
B9 Calico Girl RF Outlawbuckers Rodeo
508 Lunatic Party LF Outlawbuckers Rodeo
530 Quittin Time RF Outlawbuckers Rodeo
03 Awesome R Wayne Vold Rodeo
R3 Pedro LB Wayne Vold Rodeo
Y2 Eclypce RB Wayne Vold Rodeo


Bull Riding

851 White Devil L Kesler Rodeo**


*Denotes animal not selected for 41st Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton, AB.
**Denotes animal in spare pen of 41st Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton, AB.

Visit this link for the 2014 stock list for the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton, AB. 

The Weekend That Was

CALGARY, Alberta — It’s been at least a year or two since I’ve missed a couple days worth of writing on this site. It’s not that I didn’t really have time or that there wasn’t stuff to write about but I just really didn’t feel like doing it or take the time to.

That doesn’t mean I can’t make up for it this week though.

At this point it’s already Sunday night at 10:42pm and I just got home a bit ago from the second Madden Muskrats hockey game of the 2014/2015 season. I played sieve tonight. Needless to say, we lost, but we are all still dear friends. Speaking of those guys, it’s a mostly cowboys team made up of the likes of all three Milan brothers at some points (Tanner, Straws and Baillie); Tanner Girletz; Billy Richards; Craig Walker; Brant Jones; Jim, Steve and Jody Turner; Jace Johansen, Kirk Robinson, Kynan Vine, Wyatt Anton, Chad Pighin, Todd Chotowetz, Jeremy Leismer, Dave Klys and countless others including myself.

Since the last entry on Thursday, I really haven’t done a bunch but it’s been fun.

On Friday I went to Mark Barrett’s Strong Cowboy Gym with 2014 NFR Qualifier Jake Vold. Jake is working hard preparing for the CFR and his first NFR. I think it’s going to pay dividends for him. I’m having trouble keeping up but I think I am getting ahead after a large summer of (insert sponsor beer name here) and not much exercise.

I finished my November Canadian Pro Rodeo News Article featuring this year’s CPRA Stock of the Year on Friday and wrote November’s Pro Rodeo Report for the Rodeo Connection too.

Later on Friday I went to the Coast Plaza here in Calgary to visit with the 2014 Inductees into the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. On Saturday Morning I was actually voted onto the Board of Directors for the Hall of Fame. I’d like to thank Ken Marcinkoski for the nomination and everyone who voted for me. I look forward to helping preserve our sport while bringing it to a whole new audience through another channel.

I’m not sure if I’ve ever shared it before on here but I wanted to thank Darlene Brash and Ken Marcinkoski personally for their support in my career in rodeo after competition. Darlene was the first person who told me I should send some of my writing to a newspaper or magazine. I remember visiting with her at the New Sarepta rodeo at the Thompson Ranch in July of 2009 after returning from Brazil a few weeks earlier. She figured there weren’t many other kids my age with experiences like those and she thought the stories would be good. Shannon Argent, former owner of the Rodeo Connection, published my first piece in October of that year. I guess the rest is history, and hard work, but that’s where it all started.

Going back to the year before that my grade 12 English Teacher at Frank Maddock High School in Drayton Valley, Brenda Prentice, convinced me I was an alright writer. Before that I almost failed in grade ten and eleven with different teachers. I’m not sure if it was their opinion or the fact that I didn’t show up very often but luckily made it by to get to that 12th year where things turned around.

I’m very thankful for those who have helped me get to where I am today. I’m looking forward to what’s next to keep building and growing.

On another note I kinda stole this title from Jay Onrait’s new book, Anchorboy: True Tales From the World of Sportscasting. I haven’t read much lately but this was one I cruised through in about 36 hours. I don’t have any official training in this business but I do take it seriously and a lot of similarities came up. Most of all, it was hilarious. A few years back he tried out a show called “The Week That Was.” There ya go.

Back to this weekend, it’s now 11:09 and I’m thinking I better call it a day soon.

Last night was the actual induction banquet for the Hall of Fame. Brenda Vold, another big supporter of mine who I’ve got to mention, asked me if I would help play the videos at the event. I’m glad I did. I learned a wealth of information about the five individuals and one animal that were inducted. For those of you interested in the history of our sport or what could be said even more importantly, the future, I’d suggest coming to the banquet next year. As my Dad always says “History repeats itself,” we can learn a lot moving forward from what’s happened in the past.

Congratulations to Darrell Cholach, Dale Garstad, Viola Thomas, Lee Laskosky, Neil Mckinnon and Chester Skoal Bandit from the Big Stone Rodeo Company on their 2014 inductions. Our friends Missy McDonald and Wendy Daniel at Ranchman’s were also proud to induct Bob Robertson and Lloyd Fowlie as legends.

A yearly membership to the Hall of Fame only cost $50 and a lifetime membership is $500. Money is needed each year to pay the bills and keep the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame open in Ponoka. I hope to see your name on the membership or sponsorship list for 2015!

Coming up this week I’m headed to the Wheat City Stampede/Manitoba Rodeo Cowboys Association Finals in Brandon, MB as their Music Director. I’ve never been to the event before but I’ve heard good things and I’m sure looking forward to it.

Over the past few years I would usually be in Las Vegas for the PBR World Finals this weekend. I’m a bit disappointed I can’t be in two places at once this weekend but I’m glad for the technology to be able to watch it while I’m in Brandon! We’ve got a larger Canadian contingent going to Vegas this year than we have in recent years. With four bull riders including seeded qualifiers Tanner Byrne, Ty Pozzobon and Zane Lambert; Canadian representative Scott Schiffner; and six bucking bulls, more than any of the previous few years, it’s sure to be exciting. Stay tuned this week for full coverage as best I can do from a far.

The week after that ends with Black Tie Bingo in Edmonton to kick off Rodeo Week on November 1st. You know what’s coming the next week with #CFR41 from November 5th to 9th. On November 14th and 15th I’m looking forward to my first PBR Canadian Finals as Music Director as well.

It’s going to be a great next few weeks and I’m looking forward to seeing you all along the way.


All the best,


Boyz and Bullz Title Stays in Manitoba

Bull Riders Canada Inc.
October 19th, 2014
Media Contact: Ted Stovin
For Immediate Release


Boyz and Bullz Title Stays in Manitoba

Steve Maddison Earns First BRC Title


*The following recap comes courtesy of Crossfire Bull Riding Promotions Inc.

ERIKSDALE, Manitoba — The 18th Boneyard General Repair Boyz and Bullz kicked off Saturday evening with a steak and Mr. Perogie Supper which featured the Noventis Credit Union Bull Draft. The bullriders picked a number of 1 to 27 when they entered and from that order picked their match-up for the long round, match ups that on paper looked very good and as it turned out lived up to expectations as 12 bulls were rode in the long go.

The packed house enjoyed meeting Bull Riders Canada National Champion Cole Young in the opening and got to see how much talent the Alder Flats Alberta cowboy has as he took Turpies Watermelon Crawl from Lazy S & Bonkowski Bucking Bulls to a 88 point score and the long round win.


As the Interlake Co-op Championship Short Round List filled the crowd got into the action and bought their pick to win in the Calcutta, the match ups were all set.

Flint Vayro, the number two man in the Canadian Cowboys Association, matched up with BRC Bull of the Finals Billy the Kid from Stevens Bucking Bulls. A good effort was put up from the Whitewood, SK cowboy but Billy came out on top earning himself and the Stevens’ another Bull of the Event award, sponsored by 3D Bullriding.


With four bulls bucked and no qualified rides it was Steve Maddison who made a good recovery out of the chute and went on to a clean get off on Little Joe, another Lazy S & Bonkowski Bucking Bull and a 86 point score.


The Last man to go was Cole Young on Slough Shark again from Lazy S & Bonkowski. For just under seven seconds Cole had a seat and it looked like the Championship Buckle was all his but he came up just short. That would leave Carmen, Manitoba’s Steve Maddison to be the only man to ride two bulls for a total of 169 points as well as a little over $3,300.00 for his efforts. A great start for the 2015 season.

At this point, Flint Vayro leaves Eriksdale leading the 2015 Bull Riders Canada National Standings. A double entry for Vayro while earning two scores has him ahead of event winner Steve Maddison by a mere ten points. 2014 BRC National Champion Cole Young sits third thus far.

Click HERE for more video.


Official Results from the Boneyard General Repair Boyz & Bullz Bull-A-Rama in Eriksdale, MB on October 18th, 2014.

Long Go: 1. Cole Young on Lazy S & Bonkowski Bucking Bulls’ Turpies Watermelon Crawl, 88 points, $1,026.00; 2. Flint Vayro, 86, $769.00; 3. Cory Perry, 84.5, $513.00; 4. Landon Lockhart, 84, $256.00; 5. Steve Maddison, 83; 6. Lane LaPlante, 82.5; 7. Flint Vayro, 82; 8. Jacob Stahl, 81; 9. Cory Perry, 78; 10. Derek Glenn, 77.5.

Short Go: 1. Steve Maddison on Lazy S & Bonkowski Bucking Bulls’ Little Joe, 86 points, $3,325.00; no other qualified rides.

Aggregate and Total Money Won: 1. Steve Maddison – Carman, MB, 169 points on two bulls, $3,325.00; 2. Cole Young – Alder Flats, AB, 88 points on one bull, $1,026.00; 3. Flint Vayro – Whitewood, SK, 86/1, $769.00; 4. Cory Perry – Strathmore, AB, 84.5, $513.00; 5. Landon Lockhart – Brandon, MB, 84, $256.00; 6. Lane LaPlante – North Battleford, SK, 82.5; 7. Flint Vayro Whitewood, SK, 82; 8. Jacob Stahl – Clive, AB, 81; 9. Cory Perry – Strathmore, AB, 78; 10. Derek Glenn – Strathclair, MB, 77.5. 


BRC Inc. 2015 Standings up to and including Eriksdale, MB October 18th, 2014
Place Contestant Hometown Money Won Points Earned
1st Flint Vayro Whitewood, SK $769.00 370
2nd Steve Maddison Carman, MB $3,325.00 360
3rd/4th Cole Young Alder Flats, AB $1,026.00 280
3rd/4th Cory Perry Strathmore, AB $513.00 280
5th Landon Lockhart Brandon, MB $256.00 190
6th Lane LaPlante North Battleford, SK — 150
7th Jacob Stahl Clive, AB — 90


The Boneyard General Repair Boyz & Bullz Bull-A-Rama in Eriksdale, MB was first event in the 2015 regular season for Bull Riders Canada Inc. Next on the schedule is the Farm Kids Fund Bullarama Fundraiser in Barriere, BC on December 31st, 2014 featuring $5,000 in added prize money as stop number two of 2015.


About Bull Riders Canada Inc: Bull Riders Canada Inc. (BRC), founded in 2013 has the goal of becoming the largest public, Canadian-owned and operated bull riding company in Canada. In 2014 the BRC sanctioned 32 events across four Canadian Provinces concluding with the Wrangler Bull Riders Canada Finals II presented by The Patchwork Group in Lloydminster, SK which paid out $20,000 in prize money on October 10th and 11th. You can follow the BRC throughout the season on FacebookTwitter and also on YouTube. For more information visit BullRidersCanada.com


Northlands and Edmonton Tourism partner to bring the Wild West to Edmonton

News Release

October 16, 2014

For immediate release

Northlands and Edmonton Tourism partner to bring the Wild West to Edmonton

Put a little ‘giddy-up!’ in your step from November 1-9

EDMONTON, AB – Saddle-up and strap on a pair of cowboy boots from November 1-9, as Edmonton Tourism’s inaugural Rodeo Week in Edmonton provides an opportunity for the urban and rural worlds to collide under the umbrella of two of Edmonton’s largest annual events – the Canadian Finals Rodeo from November 5-9 and Farmfair International from November 4-9.

“Every November, the best rodeo athletes and stock in the country invade Edmonton and bring along one of the biggest parties to our city,” said Tim Reid, President & CEO, Northlands. “It can already be seen in the energy of tens of thousands of guests throughout the Northlands grounds, but Rodeo Week in Edmonton also provides Edmontonians and our visitors another exciting opportunity to engage in a city-wide celebration.”

Beginning November 1, Rodeo Week gives Edmontonians and visitors the unique opportunity to engage in a variety of western themed activities taking place across the city for nine days. From Black Tie Bingo on November 1 to the Rodeo Week Chili Cook Off on November 4 and the Prairie Oyster Shuck on November 6, the Wild West will come alive within the City of Edmonton limits. It all culminates on the Northlands grounds for Farmfair International from November 4-9 and the Canadian Finals Rodeo from November 5-9.

“City-wide engagement for the Canadian Finals Rodeo speaks to how Edmonton embraces events,” said Maggie Davison, Vice-President, Edmonton Tourism. “We want everyone in the city, local communities and incoming visitors, to feel like they’re part of the excitement the Canadian Finals Rodeo brings to Edmonton. There is something for everyone to enjoy, young and old, the party goer and the rodeo fan.”

You can get involved in this year’s Rodeo Week by participating in a variety of corporate initiatives including Edmonton Tourism’s Paint the Town Program and the United Way Be Seen in Jeans fundraising program. Tickets to the 41st annual Canadian Finals Rodeo and Farmfair International are now available at all Ticketmaster locations, online or by phone at 1.855.780.3000. Each ticket to the CFR will include one complimentary gate admission to Farmfair International at the Edmonton EXPO Centre.

Canadian Finals Rodeo and Farmfair International 2014 Media Accreditation is now available online. Application deadline is October 27, 2014. 

How will you celebrate Rodeo Week in Edmonton? Join the #CFR41 conversation:


See, be seen and make your business better at Farmfair International, your one-stop shop for agriculture this November 4-9. Then, experience the ultimate battle of cowboy vs. beast at the 41st Canadian Finals Rodeo from November 5-9, where 8 seconds of adrenaline meets 2,200 lbs. of attitude. Get your tickets at northlands.com.


For Canadian Finals Rodeo and                                For Rodeo Week Inquiries

Farmfair International Inquiries

Lauren Andrews                                                              Joseph Pedrola                                              

Public Relations Specialist, Northlands                             Tourism Development Manager, Edmonton Tourism

Phone: 780.378.5112                                                              Phone: 780.969.0449

Cell: 780-938-7977                                                                 Cell: 780.782.1473

Email: landrews@northlands.com                                     Email: jpedrola@edmonton.com


Black Tie Bingo Returns to Edmonton November 1st

EDMONTON, Alberta —  Join us for this year’s benefit fundraiser as we once again pay tribute to the cowboy way of life. Let’s honour the cowboys and cowgirls who compete in the thrilling sport of rodeo and the families who provide them with unwavering support.

Event Information

Black Tie Bingo
Saturday November 1, 2014

Northlands Expo Centre, Hall H

  • Western Formal
  • $175 per seat / $1750 for a table of ten

Event Timing:

  • 5 p.m. Doors Open
  • 5-6 p.m. Cocktails and Silent Auction
  • 5-7 p.m. Best Bite of Black Tie Bingo
  • 7 p.m. Plated Dinner, Live Auction, Entertainment & Bingo!

Your ticket includes:

  • Culinary competition with six of Edmonton’s finest chef’s
  • Complimentary parking
  • Hosted cocktail hour
  • Live music performance from the Krysta Scoggin Band
  • Silent Auction with over 150 bundled items!
  • Live Auction with Danny Hooper
  • Plated dinner created by Northlands culinary team
  • Live Bingo! Big Toy Raffle and so much more!

Find out how you can become a sponsor or to donate Visit
for more information and downloadable forms

We look forward to seeing you all there!

To purchase tickets contact Livia Zaccaria at 780.378.5147
or visit http://www.cfr.ca/about-us/community/black-tie-bingo

About the Edmonton Rodeo Cowboys Benevolent Fund: Created in 1989, The Edmonton Rodeo Cowboy’s Benevolent Foundation assists athletes in times of financial hardship due to rodeo-related injuries. To date, over 250 athletes have received more than $1.5 million in support. To support the foundation, Northlands raises funds through CFR 50/50, Black Tie Bingo and the CPRA Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Show.