Hello to the Membership,
 
I would like to congratulate every member for the great year we have had, and congratulations to the members that have qualified and entered the Finals.
  We are looking forward to our Finals and hope that all contestants will enjoy them. As we get close to the opening performance there is some reminders I would like to bring to your attention.
  All members must be prepared to follow the protocols set down by AHS and the Claresholm Facility.  We all must be conscious of our health and the health and welfare of all participants. Some of our members have health issues that we all need to be cautious of.  There will be signs posted on entry doors and the barn doors regarding the regulations...
  We are going to follow the 1/3 capacity if nothing changes before the Finals. This means Masks and Social Distancing are in effect inside the buildings. We have the other option if things change (vaccination card or negative coved test within 72 hours of event) but hopefully we don’t need it.  We will allow 1 person that is contesting and the next 2 in the arena and those may remove mask until they have competed.  The holding area will be used for the people in the event in progress... after that event is finished the next event may enter.  e.g.  barrel racing, then ribbon roping etc. The weather is supposed to be nice so the outside warm up arena and possibly the new arena can be used for warmup and waiting.
  All members must respect the judges and directors. If there is any issue you have you need to go to your respective Director, and they will deal with it or bring it to the Board... Direct confrontation with Judges will not be tolerated. We all have a question that may need clarified now and then but be respectful and polite.
  Friday evening will be our pizza and awards function. Your cooperation and help would be appreciated. There will be no Concession or Bar open so be prepared for meals and Refreshments....
  The stalls are assigned and so are the plug-in parking stalls... Claresholm does not allow use of any of their pens or horses tied up so make your arrangements with the office...  Please park in your designated parking stall and if you park in a plug-in stall you will be charged the parking fee whether you use power or not...
  The office will be in the same spot and try to use social distancing as much as possible.
  If anybody can give a hand to help get things ready, please go to a director or myself and volunteer.  Let’s have a Great Finals and Good Luck to All.
                                                                                                          Neil.
 
 





Notice:
We are sorry for the inconvenience but….The concession will not be open at our Finals. Please pass this on to your fellow competitors.






 
  Just informing all the members our status for the finals and the Covid regulations... We have all the paperwork to send in our exemption letter to try to get sports activity exemption for our Rodeo... it will be done September 20, this is when AHS has said they will accept applications. Our understanding from the news conference and research is we will probably be required to have a Covid PASSPORT or Card showing you have had the 1 vaccination or have a NEGATIVE test no longer than 72 hours prior to the event. We will be working on the Protocols that will be implemented by AHS as soon as they are available. We have no definite confirmation as to our situation yet but …. The Finals are not cancelled! We will try to keep everyone updated as soon as possible.
 
Thank You
 
Neil
 


Any Items to be added to the AGM agenda must be in to the CSPRA office in writing by Sept 21/2021


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All of us from the CSPRA want to wish Guy Perozak a speedy recovery from his accident this week.




 
Cowboy of the Year

When you read this and think of someone who’s ability, appearance, sportsmanship and overall contribution to the sport of rodeo, you have someone come to mind. With this in your thoughts we want to stress the importance of recognizing those in our association that exemplify the western lifestyle we all love. Please let Bob Hood (sbhood@live.com) know your nomination so we can all show our appreciation.
 




 




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Please forward your nominations of cowboy of the year to Bob Hood before the finals as well if you would like to sponsor a finals championship buckle please contact Marilyn Callaway.
 



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CSPRA would like to send its concerns and wishes for a speedy recovery to Julie Bland who was injured at the Strathmore Rodeo when her horse fell.



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Bids are now being accepted for Finals Judges, Timers, Announcer and Secretary help at our 2021 Finals October 15-17/2021 in Claresholm Alberta. Please submit bids to info@canadaseniorrodeo.com
by Sept 1/2021




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Congratulations……

Sandy Creasy, the newest winner of our online 50/50 raffle. She is the lucky recipient of $ 2000.00
 


 
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Canadian Senior Pro Rodeo Association is excited to announce our  50/50 running July 1-
July 31/2021. The lucky winner will receive a minimum cash prize of $2000 or 50% of ticket sales (whichever is greater). Help us sell out the raffle and the winner will mosey away with $5000 cash jingle in their jeans!

Founded in 1985, the CSPRA was created to provide opportunities to rodeo competitors aged 40 and up. Today the CSPRA is comprised of all levels of competitive skills from beginner to professional, and our membership ranging in ages 40 to 80+!!  The common ground lies in the appreciation of western values and lifestyles, passion for rodeo, and desire to pursue this active western sport.
The CSPRA season is set to start in May with the potential for about 25 rodeos scattered across Alberta. We wrap up in October with an exciting three-day, four performance sudden-death Finals held in Claresholm, AB. When the dust settles, champions are crowned in four age divisions in events such as Barrel Racing; Breakaway, Tie Down, Ribbon, and Team Roping; Steer Wrestling; and even Rough Stock events.
Due to the uncertain times we have scaled back significantly in order to make the production of the rodeos more cost effective for rodeo committees willing to host a CSPRA weekend. Our finals will run lean as well, but still comes at a high price to the association.  The proceeds of this raffle will help to recover costs to the association and enable our membership to continue to “Rodeo Forever”.
The Canadian Senior Pro Rodeo Association sincerely appreciates your support.

 

 



We are happy to announce we are having a minimum
$10 000.00
 guaranteed added to the CSPRA finals. 
 
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And the Winner is…….



CONGRATULATIONS TO BILL REEDER WHO HAS A GREAT  START TO HIS RODEO YEAR. He will walk away with an extra $2000.00 in his jeans.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED OUR FIRST ONLINE RAFFLE. 


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The CSPRA sends its sympathies and prayers to our fellow competitor Tasha Turner and her son Tristen.
 Tasha Turner, fellow rodeo competitor and single mom has had a year no one would wish upon their worst enemy. Her only sons’ father, Scott, committed suicide the end of 2020. Her Rodeo horse of the year “Charm” was found dead in the pasture.
Now her only child, Tristen,is facing a life threatening, very rare, aggressive form of Vasculitis, - of unknown origin.
If you would like to help in any way you can – donate items, bid on items or simply send a straight donation
go to the page “Tasha Tuner- fundraiser for Tristen” or contact Brenda @ 403-669-1104 or Nikki @ 403-404-9115

 



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CSPRA FINALS COORDINATOR
 
The CSPRA is seeking an individual for the position of Finals Coordinator. We require a self-motivated, self-reliant, positive and enthusiastic person to coordinate and manage our finals rodeo events held each October.

The job requires the organizing, booking and handling of multiple aspects of our finals through the direction and assistance of the Board of Directors, the Sponsorship Coordinator and office secretary.

Remuneration: $1000 plus expenses and finals accommodation

If you are interested in this position and would like to be involved in a positive and fun organization, we would be happy to talk with you. Please contact the CSPRA with your interest/resume.
(email: info@canadaseniorrodeo.com or mail: R.R. 1 Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 1W8 )
 







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Two sponsors already signed on for our 2021 rodeo season!
They support us so please support them whenever you can.


Vantage Trailers
&
Energy Equine



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CSPRA GOLD CARDS

Hey members, as you turn 75 years of age or are already 75+,
and have 10 years or more of membership with the CSPRA, you can

now apply for a paid-in-full "Lifetime Membership Gold Card"!



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Good Day... so results from the barrel racing poll showed that many of you don’t care how the barrels are run off, but a majority did like the idea of everyone running in one section.  So as a Board we decided we would just leave it in the age groups as is. BUT... raking will be decided each rodeo day, based on conditions, AND... will be done after actual runs on ground NOT names in the program. Draw is always up at the office and medical and turnouts are there to see when you run.  ALSO... we will always run 40s, 50s, 60s, 68+s, without confusion when anyone runs we just leave so committee and spectators can follow programs.  

Thanks, just keeping everyone updated and “in the loop”.  Remember to always check the CSPRA website at www.canadaseniorrodeo.com for official information on the Association. ie: rodeo details, rules, etc.


                                                                                       -Rose Perozak, CSPRA Barrel Racing Director


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ANYBODY MISS OUT ON PICKING UP ONE
OF THESE T-SHIRTS LAST SUMMER?

WELL NOW THEY`RE ON SALE! 
Contact the office today.
(tshirts are navy)


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2021 is here and we are looking for our sponsors!
Let's get your business connected with new people this year.

Contact Shannon Feakes, CSPRA Sponsorship Coordinator, for package information.

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CANADIAN RODEOS


HIGH RIVER SENIOR PRO RODEOS - July 3 & 4  (CONFIRMED!)
CARDSTON AG SOCIETY RODEOS - July 9 (CONFIRMED!)
SOUTHWEST SENIOR PRO RODEOS (TABER) - JUL 10+11  (CONFIRMED!)
DUNMORE SENIOR PRO RODEO-JULY 12 & 13 (CONFIRMED!)

STRATHMORE SENIOR PRO RODEOS - AUG 7+8  (CONFIRMED!)
PINCHER CREEK SENIOR PRO RODEO - Aug 15 (CONFIRMED!)

COUTTS SENIOR PRO RODEOS - Aug 28 + 29 (CONFIRMED!)
STANDOFF SENIOR PRO RODEO- Aug 30 (CANCELLED!)
CARDSTON SR PRO RODEOS - SEP 4+5+6  (CONFIRMED!)



US RODEOS (should border open)
AUGUSTA MONTANA RODEOS - JUN 19+20, + possibly 21st
DARBY MONTANA RODEOS - JUN 24+25+26



 

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CSPRA Barrel Racer’s Newsletter
from LBR Director Rose Perozak


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LBR 40-49 CHAMPION - CHYANNE MAURER
Buckle sponsored by:  Watt & Stewart

LBR 50-59 CHAMPION - ROSE PEROZAK
Buckle sponsored by:  Watt & Stewart

LBR 60+ CHAMPION - TWYLLA BRUHN
Buckle sponsored by:  Conterra Arena Rakes & Gromers

LBAW CHAMPION - MARILYN CALLAWAY
Buckle sponsored by:  Faithbuilt Livestock, Greg Cruikshank

MBAW 40-64 CHAMPION - KES BLACKWATER
Buckle sponsored by:  Lausen Indoor Arena, Lorne Lausen

MBAW 65+ CHAMPION - NEIL HOWARD
Buckle sponsored by:  Bob & Sandy Hood

TIE DOWN 50-59 CHAMPION - LYNN TURCATO
Buckle sponsored by:  Watt & Stewart

TIE DOWN 60+ CHAMPION - NEIL HOWARD
Buckle sponsored by:  Becker Buckles

TIE DOWN 68+ CHAMPION - DOUG MANTLER
Buckle sponsored by:  Marilyn Callaway

RR 40-49 CHAMPIONS - GREG CRUIKSHANK & TASHA TURNER
Buckle sponsored by:  Kelly & Sandy Creasy

RR 50-59 CHAMPIONS - DEAN PEROZAK & GLENDA ALEXANDER
Buckle sponsored by:  Remax Landan, Craig FitzPatrick

RR 60+ CHAMPIONS - EVERETT MORTON & BEV WELSH
Buckle sponsored by:  Willow Creek Ag Society

TR 40-49 CHAMPIONS - DOUG & LORIE LEFEBVRE
Buckle sponsored by:  Lynn & Glynnis Turcato

TR 50-59 CHAMPIONS -  TIM BEVANS & RICK MARTINE
Buckle sponsored by:   John Hougham & Inland Cattle Doug Mantler

TR 60+ CHAMPIONS - DOUG MANTLER & JOHN HOUGHAM
Buckle sponsored by:  Kenny Ullery & Everett Morton


PLUS A FEW OF OUR OTHER VALUABLE SPONSORS:

AVERAGE 1ST PLACE AND 2ND PLACE WINNER BAGS
Bags sponsored by: Shawna Bird of Cowboy Country along with Jody Hunt of Roper


KENT MOSHER - AUGUSTA SENIOR PRO RODEO

DIAMOND K MARKETING




 


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The CSPRA had a great day...
Livingstone/Macleod MLA, Roger Reid, on behalf of the Government of Alberta's
Community Initiatives Program (CIP), presented our group with a grant cheque
for $35,000 to assist us with the hosting of our 2019 Rodeo Finals!


"Your organization is to be commended on its hard work in enriching communities throughout Alberta"

CULTURE, MULTICULTURALISM AND STATUS OF WOMEN
 


THANK YOU SO MUCH...

to MLA Roger Reid for supporting and appreciating what we have to offer
to the many different communities in and around Alberta, and Minister,
Leela Sharon Aheer, Government of Alberta, Culture, Multiculturalism 
and Status of Women, for all their incredible grant programs which
 help to make organizations such as ours possible year after year. 
 
   

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The CSPRA is looking for anyone who is interested in
becoming a sponsor for the 2021 Finals. If you or
someone you know is interested, please contact
the CSPRA Office at 403-875-3242
to see the opportunities that are available.
                                    -- Thank You


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$$$
Wondering about Rodeo Payouts???
...A rodeo committee has four days to get their completed rodeo
package into the CSPRA office; we then verify all paperwork and
either do an etransfer or mail out a cheque with your winnings.


**If you wish to switch from cheques to etransfers (which is much quicker and more
reliable than Canada Post) please let me know your email address to send to.


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2021 ROUGHSTOCK ONLY MEMBERSHIPS
      ARE $95.00 plus GST ($99.75)

CSPRA Roughstock starts at age 35!
(two age groups: 35-49 and 50+)


To qualify for the CSPRA Finals, roughstock riders must ride at
five rodeos or however many rodeos if less than five are run.


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The 2020 recipient for Lakeland College Scholarship is:
Shana Froshaug, Minton, SK - Child and Youth Care

The 2019 recipient for Olds College Scholarship is:
Emma Langevin in Business Management Course

Thank you to all our members who help support the future of rodeo through these programs!


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We will be printing a new version for the 2021 Rodeo Season. In the mean time, the current Rulebook is online, go under "Membership" then "Rulebook" in the main menu, or click this icon.


2019 CSPRA Rulebook.pdf
(new and updated rules are listed below icon)

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PLEASE NOTE:
For people who are having their payouts done via e-transfer, or
anyone else just wanting to know payout amounts and/or where
your winnings came from, look under the "Draws+Results" button and
click on the "Money Bag" in the chart for each particular rodeo.


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The CSPRA can no longer take past payout cheques or
other third party cheques to pay for rodeo fees. The banks
have no way of proving your signature on the back.


Should any rodeo committee wish to cash these cheques, it will be the sole responsibility of that committee.
Please check with the individual Rodeo Secretaries prior to their rodeo should you require this service.

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Office hours:  Tuesday- Friday, 8:00am - 3:00pm
If there is no answer, I am either on another call or away from my desk,
please leave a message and I will get back to you asap.
As well, I do check the phone for messages Friday to Sunday
should you need anything during the off hours.

403-875-3242  /  info@canadaseniorrodeo.com  /  R.R. #1 Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 1W8


Canadian Senior Pro Rodeo Association  --  Rodeo Forever!

The Canadian rodeo season starts in April with rodeos scattered across Western Canada throughout the spring, summer and fall. The Canadian Finals are a sudden death finals held in October at the Claresholm Agriplex, Claresholm, Alberta.

Contestants compete in such events as Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, Tie Down Roping, Men's and Ladies Breakaway, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding, Bull Riding, Team Roping and Ribbon Roping. Included in the opportunity to enjoy Senior Pro Rodeo is the choice to head south of the border to rodeos hosted by the National Senior Pro Rodeo Association.

 

The CSPRA now offers the options of hosting a "full" CSPRA rodeo, a "timed event only" rodeo or a "roughstock only" rodeo. A timed event only rodeo will consist of tie down roping, breakaway roping, ladies barrel racing, ribbon roping, team roping and steer wrestling. All rodeos have to follow the CSPRA rule book to be sanctioned. Please contact the committee representative or your event director with any questions. Be advised that the NSPRA has moved to a “region” format since the 2014 season and included in the Canadian region will be ALL CSPRA rodeos as well as those rodeos occurring in Montana.


* We are now set up for e-transfer!
(thru: info@canadaseniorrodeo.com)
* Also the CSPRA accepts credit cards
(Visa or Mastercard, $10 service charge)

* Ideas, questions, concerns, or any other general information
is welcomed by the Board. Please contact the event directors to
discuss any questions or issues reagarding our CSPRA events.

(403) 875-3242 info@canadaseniorrodeo.com