Looking for a
Birthday gift idea?
Why not give a 2017 CSPRA membership!
Call or email the office and we will be glad to get this done for you.
Michelle @ 403-875-3242 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE THE DATES!!
Check under Rodeo Info, Draws & Results
for the most up-to-date rodeo details.
We're getting rodeos approved weekly so mark your calendars.
High River and Brooks are now confirmed!
May your troubles be less
May your blessings be more
May nothing but happiness
Come through your door!
All the best in 2017!!
From the CSPRA Board of Directors and Staff
BRANDING FOR SUCCESS
Market experts say that a brand belongs more to an audience than its owner. A brand is a product
or association’s identity. It produces thoughts, feelings, and expectations in perspective members,
sponsors, and fans. A positive brand creates a feeling that people like to be connected with.
With future sustainability in mind, the Board would like to examine the Canadian Senior Pro Rodeo
Association brand. In 1993 “Senior” replaced the name “Old Timers” likely because very few
members identified themselves as old timers. Fast forward 23 years to today where 60 is the new 40
and 80 is the new 60. Is the time right to rebrand the Association to more accurately reflect our vitality
while still retaining a connection to our past? Are we missing a potential growth opportunity with new
members and sponsors?
THANK YOU SO MUCH :))))))))
On behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire CSPRA Membership,
we wish to sincerely thank all the people who generously donated
their time to come work at our Casino on Dec 2 & 3, 2016.
And to our amazing Chairperson, DOREEN MATTSON! Thank you once
again for all your hard work at getting everyone and everything organized.
It was easy peasy work and an enjoyable time spent visiting during the various shifts all
for the greater good of the Association. (some people even caught up on their cat naps!)
Most of you know Dawn and her wonder horse "Honey" having seen them ripping around the barrels
as our new
at our rodeos. Now she is also our Finals Chairperson so if you have any ideas to help make the finals
even better than they are or wish to offer your time to help out in any capacity, feel free to contact her.
as our new
"I look forward to getting to know you and I welcome your ideas for growing our sponsorship base. From
time to time, I may conduct short surveys on the website to gather information that may be useful
for sponsors. I will also interview a few members to create sample member profiles for customized
sponsorship proposals. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you’d like to be interviewed."
Thank you to Glenda Alexander for all your past work in
this position and good luck in your future endeavors!
A huge shout out to our 2016 All Around Winners
Arnie Johnson and Margo FitzPatrick
And thank you to Frontier Western Shop
for sponsoring such beautiful amazing saddles!
It's a great looking group of SEASON LEADERS this year!
Way to go on your very successful season!!
And thank you to Ford Dealers of Alberta
for sponsoring these beautiful coats :)
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2016 COWBOY OF THE YEAR
CONGRATULATIONS GO OUT TO THESE
OUTSTANDING FOUR-LEGGED RODEO PARTNERS
LBR40 - Barb Jones "Harper"
LBR50 - Trish Brown "Winnie"
LBR60 - Frances Hargrave "Horton"
LBR68+ - Linda Jones "Bolt"
(thank you to Kenny Ullery for sponsoring "Horse of the Year" awards)
Arnie Johnson's "Stella"
(thank you to Craig FitzPatrick for sponsoring "Calf horse of the Finals" award)
It's a really fun road trip when you get to give out money...
First stop - Effie for $1,000... awesome! Then it was on to the Okotoks ATB to present
Sydney Gray with the winning raffle prize of $10,000... WOOHOO!!
Click on this link to view the 2016 CSPRA Finals Results:
2016 CSPRA FINALS RESULTS
For copies of photos taken at the 2016 CSPRA Finals please visit:
And the lucky 2016 Calcutta Winners are:
1st - Team 4 with 585 points for $1140 purchased by Marilyn Callaway & Toni Dixon
2nd - Team 9 with 460 points for $684 purchased by Margo FitzPatrick
3rd - Team 6 with 380 points for $456 purchased by Darcy Miller
(your cheques are in the mail)
THANK YOU TO WRANGLER FOR SPONSORING OUR
INAUGURAL CANADIAN CLASSIC RODEO TOUR!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!
WINNER, WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER!!!
The lucky winners of the 2016 CSPRA Raffle Ticket Draw are:
$10,000 - Sydney Gray of Okotoks
$500 - Lee Phillips of Mossleigh
$500 - Olive Hayne of Carseland
$500 - Rhonda Wolf-Wasylowich of Torrington
$500 - John Mattson of Cochrane
$500 for selling the most tickets and $500 for selling the winning ticket
goes to EFFIE SIMPSON - 25 books... she is a selling machine!!!
Your cheques will be in the mail this week!
We want to take this time to thank all the members who sold and/or bought
their tickets this year. It's not always an easy or fun part of being a member
but is greatly needed and appreciated in the day to day running of this Association,
which of course trickles back down to all the members - it's a win win for all!
The CSPRA Board of Directors thanks Wrangler
for their generous sponsorship of the new
“Wrangler Canadian Classic Rodeo Tour”
It was a great success!!
Are you looking for a partner for your rodeo event?
Check out our new area where contestants who are in need of a partner, either
for a certain rodeo or for the entire season, can be listed. With the start of the new
season quickly approaching, people are already trying to fill up their rodeo entries.
Just look under the "Rodeo Info" button along the top menu!
The Canadian Senior Pro Rodeo Association encourages everyone
to thank and support our sponsors whenever they can!
-- Please check them out under the "Links & Sponsors" button along the top menu
For copies of photos taken at the 2015 CSPRA Finals please visit:
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am - 2:00pm
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.
403-875-3242 / email@example.com / Box 393, Carseland, Alberta T0J 0M0
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.
* 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. Contact an event director to
discuss what is going on in the CSPRA and watch for our
page in the monthly Rodeo Connection magazine.