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Rapid COVID antigen tests will be available at CFR next month

Rapid COVID-19 testing will be available for a fee at the Canadian…

 

CFR 46 pulled in almost 71,000 fans over six days in 2019. The event was cancelled in 2020 but is expected to go ahead full force in 2021. (Advocate File Photo)

47th Canadian Finals Rodeo on track for November

The 47th running of the Canadian Finals Rodeo is on track. The…

 

Agri-Trade Equipment Expo, which runs each November at Westerner Park, is set to go ahead this year, after it was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CEO Mike Olesen hopes large shows will go ahead as scheduled this fall. (Advocate file photo)

‘We’re going full-in,’ says Westerner Park’s CEO about fall schedule of shows

There’s a full line-up of hockey games and trade shows planned

Agri-Trade Equipment Expo, which runs each November at Westerner Park, is set to go ahead this year, after it was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CEO Mike Olesen hopes large shows will go ahead as scheduled this fall. (Advocate file photo)
Red Deer’s Canadian Finals Rodeo postponed until 2021

Red Deer’s Canadian Finals Rodeo postponed until 2021

Rodeo was to run Nov. 3-8 at Westerner Park

  • Jun 24, 2020
Red Deer’s Canadian Finals Rodeo postponed until 2021
Red Deer cowboy hero Ivan Daines, left, with his friend, the late great rodeo hero Marty Wood. (YouTube image.)

Red Deer cowboy singer pays tribute to two late rodeo greats

Ivan Daines has recorded songs about Marty Wood, Deb Copenhaver

Red Deer cowboy hero Ivan Daines, left, with his friend, the late great rodeo hero Marty Wood. (YouTube image.)
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(Contributed photo by Covy Moore/CovyMoore.com)

It’s good-bye hockey, hello rodeo for Red Deer’s Centrium

The Canadian Finals Rodeo starts Tuesday

(Contributed photo by Covy Moore/CovyMoore.com)
Patricia Samson, sales associate at Glenn’s Gift Shop, checks some of the Western-themed merchandise brought in to coincide with the Canadian Finals Rodeo. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Red Deer-area businesses prepare for economic boost from Canadian Finals Rodeo

Hotels, restaurants, gift shops get ready for rodeo fans

Patricia Samson, sales associate at Glenn’s Gift Shop, checks some of the Western-themed merchandise brought in to coincide with the Canadian Finals Rodeo. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
CFR 45 will be at Westerner Park from Oct. 30 to Nov. 4. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Red Deer is counting down to CFR 45

Jointly hosted by Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce and Westerner Park

CFR 45 will be at Westerner Park from Oct. 30 to Nov. 4. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Meghan Patrick (promotional image).

Still Loving You singer Meghan Patrick to entertain at Red Deer

Canadian country singer Meghan Patrick will entertain rodeo crowds this fall in…

Meghan Patrick (promotional image).
Hotel rooms for the Canadian Finals Rodeo on people’s minds

Hotel rooms for the Canadian Finals Rodeo on people’s minds

Last year in Edmonton it attracted 90,000 visitors

Hotel rooms for the Canadian Finals Rodeo on people’s minds
Justin Arksey of Sylvan Lake almost got into some trouble after dismounting this steer during the boys steer riding event at a past Innisfail Rodeo. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Bring on the rodeo says Red Deer County mayor

Canadian Finals Rodeo’s move to Red Deer good for whole region, says Red Deer County Mayor Jim Wood

Justin Arksey of Sylvan Lake almost got into some trouble after dismounting this steer during the boys steer riding event at a past Innisfail Rodeo. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Former champion saddle bronc rider Ivan Daines predicts Canadian Finals Rodeo will give Red Deer a big boost.                                File photo by Advocate staff

Red Deer to see rodeo at its best

Canadian Finals Rodeo puts on quite a show say regular attendees

Former champion saddle bronc rider Ivan Daines predicts Canadian Finals Rodeo will give Red Deer a big boost.                                File photo by Advocate staff