Highlights from the road

Saddle Up—Pro Rodeo is Back in Edmonton!

Edmonton Pro Rodeo rolls into the Edmonton EXPO Centre September 24-25 Edmonton, AB – Dust off your cowboy boots because ...

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First-Ever Rodeo Spring Training Camp

Spring is here, and it will bring in the long-awaited season of rodeo and western sports!It will have been over ...

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The Champions. PRCA photo by Guardipee

The Final Results & My Typing Finger is Sore - with Tom Reardon

Dec 13, 2020 - Maple Creek, SKWe’re going in the right direction. It’s not long ago I had to drive ...

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Round 10 Draw & has the Inquiry Started? - with Tom Reardon

Dec 12, 2020 - Maple Creek, SKHold my popcorn while I watch this.If you have been watching the whole shebang, ...

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Round 9 Results & Thank You - with Tom Reardon

Dec 12, 2020 - Maple Creek, SKNevada Said "No Dice"When the whole world stopped spinning around about the end of ...

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THIS IS MY PRAIRIE ~ CORB LUND

Earlier this year in our April/May 2021 Special Edition: Habitat and Grasslands Conservation issue of Canadian Cowboy we featured the article “You Can’t Rebuild a Mountain” by Sid Marty, detailing the open pit mining controversy throughout the Alberta Mountains. Albertan musician Corb Lund has not been shy about how he feels about open pit mining …

Congratulations 2021 CPRA Award Winners

The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association is excited to recognize its 2021 Award recipients. Several repeat winners top the list decided by votes cast by the top 20 contestants in all major events, novice contestants and CPRA contract members. Brett Gardiner is being recognized as Canada’s Announcer of the Year for a record tenth consecutive time.  …

Quilts of Valour

A Gift of Gratitude By Terri Mason   Quilts of Valour Canada began with a gift of compassion. In 2006, Edmonton, Alta., quilter Lezley Zwaal read about three Canadian Armed Forces members recovering in hospital from injuries they received in Afghanistan. She decided to help the one way she knew how: she made each one …

Francis Bucking Horses Futurity

The rodeo-famous Francis family hosted another United Bucking Horse Assoc (UBHA) Futurity at the Clearview Arena near Fort Qu’Appelle, Sask., on Aug 28. “Our Futurity isn’t a sale,” explained Shawn(Shawn-Boy) Francis, one of the organizers. “It’s a competition between breeders and owners of bucking horses.” The futurity had different classes, and this one featured “dummy” …