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Canadian Finals Rodeo, Farmfair International and Rodeo Week gallop into Edmonton this November

EDMONTON, AB – Northlands along with members of the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association and special guests kicked off the 43rd annual Canadian Finals Rodeo and Farmfair International taking place on the Northlands grounds from November 9-13. The third annual Rodeo Week will encourage Edmontonians and visitors to take a walk on the western side from November 4-13.


“We understand the impressive value the CFR holds for our city and region,” said Tim Reid, President and CEO, Northlands. “Every year, our city saddles-up and gets ready to celebrate our deep-rooted connection to our western identity and tradition. We encourage Edmontonians to rally behind the rodeo and celebrate with activities throughout the city and a visit to Farmfair International and the CFR at Northlands.”


The third annual Rodeo Week will run in conjunction with the Canadian Finals Rodeo and Farmfair International from November 4-13 and will provide Edmontonians with the opportunity to engage in western-themed activities in bars, restaurants, hotels and other public spaces. For 10 party-packed days, the city will celebrate with events including the Rodeo Week Chili Cook-Off, Rodeo Kids Korral, the Miss Rodeo Canada Pageant and more.


About the Canadian Finals Rodeo

There is no time to rest when it’s best against best at the Canadian Finals Rodeo November 9-13, 2016. As the largest annual indoor rodeo in Canada, the Canadian Finals Rodeo attracts the best rodeo athletes, stock and personnel in the country to Northlands Coliseum for six adrenaline packed performances. This year, competitors will descend on the city of Edmonton to vie for national titles in seven major events and more than $1.5 million in prize money. Collecting points at rodeos across the country all year, the CFR competitors represent the 12 best athletes in each event. With humble beginnings, the first edition of the Canadian Finals Rodeo drew 24,000 dedicated rodeo fans to the Edmonton Gardens. Now, more than 90,000 guests come to Northlands Coliseum to enjoy the CFR annually.


About Farmfair International

With more than 43,000 farmers and 50 million acres dedicated to crop and livestock production, Alberta’s agriculture industry continues to garner attention. Farmfair International celebrates Canada’s largest agricultural showcase, drawing more than 90,000 guests looking to network, show and sell top quality livestock at the Edmonton EXPO Centre each year. Boasting one of the highest prize purses in Canada, Farmfair International offers more than $150,000 in prizing for beef programs alone including the famed Alberta Supreme Show, where two new Dodge RAM Trucks are up for grabs. This year’s highlights include, eight halls filled with agriculture programming, more than 1,000 head of livestock including almost 800 head of cattle, 150 exhibitors inside RAM Country Marketplace and 16 working ranches competing in Heritage Ranch Rodeo.


Canadian Finals Rodeo and Farmfair International 2015 Media Accreditation is now online. Deadline for submission is Friday, October 28.