UPDATE FROM THE CSPRA OFFICE
MAY 25, 2020

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We hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful sunny weather that has finally moved in and getting to spend more and more time out with their horses. 

 As the daily changes and updates from the health/government organizations are annouced, such as now allowing outdoor gatherings of up to 50 people!!!, the CSPRA will continue a day-to-day watch of further changes that will allow for a possible 2020 rodeo season. 

Our next scheduled rodeos are July 9 & 10th so that gives us time to wait for more positive steps towards holding large gatherings/events. In all, we still have 10 rodeos on our schedule and we are very optimistic that we will be able to have some sort of rodeo season this year, including a finals!

 We have also already discussed a number of ways to make it work for both our members and committees (thank you to all those who sent in some great ideas), such as pro-rating memberships, etc, to make a 10-rodeo schedule happen. As more information comes in and decisions made, we will continue to keep you informed.
 


 



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And the winner of the 2020 CSPRA Committee Draw is...

CARDSTON RODEO
For full video, click on link: 
https://www.facebook.com/100008856345676/videos/2312315989073590/?id=100008856345676


 

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        Thank you... from our Lakeland College Scholarship 2019 Recipient

 

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Our Committee Rep is madly trying to get dates locked down but as always it takes time.
While we await official paperwork to come in from our wonderful rodeo committees
please visit our "Rodeo Info - Rodeo Schedule" Quick Chart, at the link below, for all the
"CONFIRMED & VERBALLY CONFIRMED" dates so that you can start to plan your rodeo year.

http://www.canadaseniorrodeo.com/2016-Event-Details.html

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Also... why not go to our "Membership" page and download a 2020 Membership Form to get
that part of the new season process done. Memberships must be purchased prior to entries.
Click on the link below:

http://www.canadaseniorrodeo.com/EventForms_52_2050935003.pdf 



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TWO MORE SPONSORS SIGNED ON FOR 2020
WOOHOO and THANK YOU!!!

(and much thanks to member and vice president Duane Ganske for securing these new sponsors!)








(for our new event: MBAW40-64 Buckle)




(for our Sunday Pancake Breakfast)



Anyone interested in sponsoring our 2020 Rodeo Season
please call the office at 403-875-3242.
and...


Anyone who brings
in a new sponsor
will receive a
25% commission!

(unless you want to forego the commission... that's ok too!)


Check out our 2020 Sponsorship Package today


 

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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!

CULTURE, MULTICULTURALISM AND STATUS OF WOMEN
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"Your organization is to be commended on its hard work in enriching communities throughout Alberta"


THANK YOU SO MUCH...

to MLA Roger Reid for supporting and appreciating what we bring
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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HEY CSPRA MEMBERS
We will be adding a new age event group for 2020
MEN`S BREAKAWAY ROPING 40-64

(Buckle already sponsored by Lausen Indoor Arena)

 

 

          As proclaimed by the "oh-wise-one-roping-guru" Kelly Creasy...

"Whether you`re a header, a heeler, or a tie down roper, look around the ranch
and see what you think will hunt down a calf and get through a barrier. Make sure
to run to the store and buy a rope, cut it in half, and start roping a bale with it!"


I can’t wait for our 2020 Rodeos - it’s gonna be fun!!!
Disclaimer: Breakaway roping may cause your head, heel or tie down horse
to stop unexpectedly resulting in injury just below your belt buckle


ALSO in 2020:   We will be timing all Breakaway Events in hundreths (instead of tenths)



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               DEAR 2019 SPONSORS....
                        WE THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!!!

                       


(sponsor of Season Leader Jackets)



(sponsor of Wrangler Rodeo Tour jackets)


(sponsor of All Around Cowgirl Saddle)


(sponsor of Back Numbers & TD50-59 Buckle)


(sponsor of LBR40-49 & LBR68+ Buckles)


(co-sponsor of All Around Cowboy Saddle)



CULTURE, MULTICULTURALISM AND STATUS OF WOMEN


BUCKLE SPONSORS:
BOB & SANDY HOOD - MBAW
BECKER BUCKLES - TR60+
CALGARY STOCKYARDS - TR50-59
CLARESHOLM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - RR60+
CONTERRA INDUSTRIES - LBR60+
TEXSTYLE SPORTSWEAR - TD60+
TOWN OF CLARESHOLM - TD68+
UFA CORPORATION - SW50+
WATT & STEWART -  TD50-59
WILLOWCREEK AG SOCIETY - LBR50-59
YELLOWHEAD VACUUM TRUCKS - LBR40-49 & LBR68+



FRIENDS OF RODEO SPONSORS:
AUGUSTA SENIOR PRO RODEO - RR40-49
CHUCK MELIN - RR40-49
JOHN HOUGHAM - TR40-49
INLAND CATTLE CO - TR40-49
LAZY J MOTEL - HOST HOTEL
LEVINE RANCH - RR50-59
LONGMORE RANCH - RR50-59
PARMA ARENA GROOMERS - LBAW
REVOLUTION FORD
TV TACK SALES - LBAW
WILSHIRE INN - HOST HOTEL


The Canadian Senior Pro Rodeo Association encourages everyone to
thank and support our many generous sponsors whenever they can!

-- Check them out under the "Links & Sponsors" button along the top menu!


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Thank You FORD of ALBERTA
for your continued support and generosity to CSPRA 
(major sponsor - season leader jackets)

Congratulations to our 2019 SEASON LEADERS:
LBR40 - NIKI MAKOFKA
LBR50 - MARINA ECKERT
LBR60 - TWYLLA BRUHN
LBR68+ - ELAINE HYDE
TD50 - DEAN PEROZAK
TD60 - EVERETT MORTON
TD68+ - DOUG SHIPTON
LBAW - KARI LYNN DELL
MBAW - KENT MOSHER
RR40 - DAVE HEATON & NIKKI HOLMES
RR50 - GLEN ADIE & TANYA HANCOCK
RR60 - DOUG SHIPTON & KAREN DUNCAN
SW - SHAWN CHEVALLIER
TR40 - JONI & BJ ROHLOFF
TR50 - BLAINE ODDAN & GUS VAILE
TR60 - KAREN DUNCAN & DOUG SHIPTON


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Thank you so much Wrangler!
We appreciate all you do for Rodeo and the CSPRA
and we will always wear our wranglers with pride!!!


Congratulations to our 2019 WRANGLER RODEO TOUR WINNERS:
LBR40 - KELLY MOYNIHAN
LBR50 - MARINA ECKERT
LBR60 - TWYLLA BRUHN
LBR68+ - ELAINE HYDE
TD50 - DEAN PEROZAK
TD60 - EVERETT MORTON
TD68+ - DOUG SHIPTON
LBAW - KAREN DUNCAN
MBAW - NEIL HOWARD
RR40 - DAVE HEATON & BARB JONES
RR50 - KELLY & SANDY CREASY
RR60 - KENT MOSHER & CORINNE WELBORN
SW - SHAWN CHEVALLIER
TR40 - JONI & BJ ROHLOFF
TR50 - BLAINE ODDAN & LYLE KATHREIN
TR60 - DOUG MANTLER & JOHN HOUGHAM



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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE 2019 FINALS CHAMPIONS
HERE ARE ALL THE RESULTS:
(POINTS & PAYOUTS)


    


or go to "Rodeo Info", "Draws & Results" and click on the lucky horseshoe

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Wetaskiwin Senior Pro Rodeo Committee

Congratulations to your committee. All your hard work
and dedication to the Association and its members
was greatly appreciated, thank you again for all you do!

 

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The CSPRA is looking for anyone who is interested in
becoming a sponsor for the 2020 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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Please note, the CSPRA will be enforcing
Rule C.2.c.4). on page 13 of CSPRA Rulebook:


"Conduct, speech, or appearance which shall be determined
by the CSPRA to be significantly detrimental to the public image,
reputation, or well-being of the CSPRA or the sport of rodeo."
(fyi: this includes posts on social media)

    


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PLEASE NOTE:

All CSPRA Rodeos have a "Cowboy Attire" dress code
anytime while in the arena, competing or not:

Collared, cuffed, long-sleeve shirt, western cowboy hat and boots.

(with exception being a ribbon runner who may wear other footwear and no cowboy hat) Thank You


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$$$
And for anyone wondering about Rodeo Payouts...

...the 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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2020 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 the five.



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The 2019 recipient for Lakeland College Scholarship is:

Walker Balan - Dean's Honour Roll in Agribusiness & Heeler


The 2018 recipient for Olds College Scholarship is:

Evan Case-Skubleny in Brew Master/Operations 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 2020 Rodeo Season ASAP. In the mean time, the
current Rulebook is online, go under "Membership" then "Rulebook" in the main menu.



2019 CSPRA Rulebook.pdf
(with revisions since the 2018 printing marked in red)


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SPONSORSHIP POSITION

The CSPRA is currently seeking an additional individual as a Sponsorship Co-ordinator. We are a non-profit organization that is dependant on corporate and individual sponsorship donations to help sustain the year-to-year operations of our organization. We require a self motivated, self reliant, positive and enthusiastic person to pursue sponsors on behalf of the CSPRA, to start immediately.  
The ideal applicant should possess:
* strong communication and sales skills
* an effective organization and follow up system
* thorough knowledge of rodeo and the rural lifestyle
* be able to work on their own
* computer skills are an asset but not necessary

Remuneration is rewarding to the right individual pending production. If you think you are qualified to fill this position and would like to be involved in a positive and fun organization with a strong desire to grow, we would be happy to talk with you. Please contact the CSPRA with your interest/resume.
(email: info@canadaseniorrodeo.com or mail: Box 393, Carseland AB, T0J 0M0)
 
 
 
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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 values the future of Canadian Rodeo by proudly
creating two $500 youth rodeo scholarship programs,
one each at Olds and Lakeland Colleges, through the
generosity of members and other fundraising efforts.

We are excited to continue with these...


Internal Winter Awards:  $500, awarded once annually
Award Critieria:  The successful recipient of the award will be a member of the College 
Rodeo Team enrolled in full-time studies. The student must display academic 
achievement, financial need, and involvement in the community. 


(click on above logo for scholarship info)



(click on above logo, then on yellow "search" button, and then
scroll down to Canadian Senior Pro Rodeo Assoc)


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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:  Monday to Thursday, 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  /  Box 393, Carseland, Alberta  T0J 0M0


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!
* Also the CSPRA accepts credit cards
(Visa & Mastercard only, a $10.00 service charge will be added on all transactions).

* Ideas, questions, concerns, or any other general information
is welcomed by the Board. Please contact the event director to
discuss your questions or issues reagarding any CSPRA events.
Watch for our monthly page in the Rodeo Connection magazine.

(403) 875-3242
info@canadaseniorrodeo.com
Box 393, Carseland AB, T0J 0M0