Canadian Finals Rodeo Schedule
It's November and any Canadian rodeo fan will be able to tell you that it is the
most exciting time of the year. This is when the Canadian Finals Rodeo takes over the sporting world for four days as the
championship event of the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association season. From Thursday, November 7th through Saturday, November
1oth the best in rodeo will be on display at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada's rodeo hotbed, as the premiere cowboys
and cowgirls from all over the world compete for the top spot in various events.
Just making it to the big show each
November is an honor in itself, but in true cowboy fashion merely being honored is not enough. Pride will not allow any of
these athletes to simply rest on their laurels as they will be giving it their all during the three days of the competition.
The level of intensity and artistry seen at a rodeo event is a combination that is not to be found anywhere else in the world
Each Rexall Place becomes one of the premiere locations for rodeo and livestock lovers.
Whether you prefer the timed events or the rough stock events, Canadian Finals Rodeo offers up some of the best competition
you could ask for. The moment you step foot into Rexall Place you realize you are somewhere special as you can smell that
specific rodeo smell in the air and witness some of the powerful animals itching to be set loose. From the animals to the
rodeo clowns to the fans and announcers to the cowboys themselves rodeo presents an atmosphere that is unequaled in any other
sporting event. A competition the whole family can enjoy, Canadian Finals Rodeo allows attendees to be part of a time honored
Canadian tradition that is still going strong today. There is simply no other event in professional rodeo that lives up to
the high quality of competition at Canadian Finals Rodeo so make your plans to be in Edmonton this November as soon as possible.
The skills on display at a rodeo contest can be traced back to things ranchers needed to do first in
19th century Spain and later in the Americas as ranching began to expand in North and South America. In the early 1800s there
were some informal rodeo battles in the western United States and northern Mexico, but it was not until after the Civil War
in 1872 that the first formal rodeo competition was held in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Rodeo remains immensely popular in the western
United States and parts of Canada and the professional rodeo circuit is governed by Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
and Women's Professional Rodeo Association and the sport really grew in popularity in the late 19th and early 20th century
with the rise of Wild West Shows and their stars like Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill Cody. To this day rodeo has strong roots
in pop culture and stands as a uniquely Canadian sporting event that is not to be missed.
The Fan Experience
attending Canadian Finals Rodeo it is easy to get caught up in all the action whether you are new to the event or have been
attending it for years. The moment attendees enter the event it is clear that rodeo breeds some of the most passionate fans
and performers of any sport in the world. The cowboys are always willing to mingle with fans and sign autographs and take
pictures with kids while the announcers make the event easy to follow for even the most novice rodeo fan. Anyone who has been
to a Canadian Finals Rodeo is always eager to get tickets to the following year's event which can come soon enough. If you
do not have a favorite cowboy before heading out to the rodeo you are sure to leave with one, and if you already have one
there is no better place to cheer him on than at Canadian Finals Rodeo!
While the first organized
rodeo was held in 1872 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Prescott, Arizona stakes the claim to holding the first ever professional rodeo
in 1888 when they charged admission and awarded trophies. The first organized rodeo associations began appearing in the 1920′s
and rodeo has had a firm grasp on popular culture for years. In 1942 the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo commissioned a ballet
called Rodeo with a score written by Aaron Copeland. It has gained attention throughout the world and has been referred to
as an Americanized bullfight while attracting fans all over the world with its combination of performance art and competition.
The spectacle of rodeo is most often celebrated in country western songs including the hit song rodeo by country music superstar
Garth Brooks. Rodeo remains one of the most popular sports in Canada and the western United States.