New Home of the CCFR
Brooks Alta. welcomes the Canadian College Finals Rodeo
Posted on December 13, 2018
CALGARY, Dec. 12, 2018 – When the Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (CIRA) announced it was looking for bids to host the Canadian College Finals Rodeo (CCFR), its competitors simmered with an underlying anticipation. With great enthusiasm, the CIRA finally confirms Silver Sage arena in Brooks, Alta. as the official location for the 2019 CCFR, which will take place March 28 to 30, 2019. The contract is for one year; however, it holds the potential to be a long-term home for the CCFR with further review.
The relocation of the CCFR was not without great consideration. After heavily weighing multiple bids, the CIRA board of directors felt Brooks’ proposal was best suited for the CIRA’s vision.
Jordyn Cornet, CIRA vice-president, believes that the impressive changes Brooks brings will give the CIRA an opportunity to grow. She elaborates, “Silver Sage arena will benefit competitors for not only 2019, but for future years to come.”
As an arena that doesn’t host a regular-season college rodeo, Silver Sage creates an equal playing field for all its finalists. Boasting a 185 x 100 indoor performance arena, a 100 x 80 warm up arena and both indoor and outdoor stalling, Silver Sage arena is well equipped to host a first-class CCFR. Furthermore, the 700 person seating capacity that includes bleachers and a mezzanine can accommodate the CIRA’s thriving audience. A stage area for nightly entertainment and a tradeshow will also enhance the CCFR experience for competitors and spectators.
President of the CIRA and agricultural business graduate Braiden Bach notes, “I believe CIRA members are going to be tremendously satisfied with what Brooks has to offer. We expect to go beyond expectations.”
The CIRA’s spring season will begin in February 2019 with four more rodeos across Alberta for competitors to secure a qualification to the CCFR. The CIRA encourages rodeo fans to continue to support CIRA athletes at these events, and mark the CCFR off in their calendars. If interested in contributing to or sponsoring the CCFR, please contact director of sponsorship Makenna Moore.
The Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (CIRA) is a non-profit rodeo association that enables Canadian post-secondary students to further their education and rodeo experience. The CIRA is a national association; however, the majority of rodeos are hosted abroad Alberta by local universities and colleges. As a flourishing organization, it has grown to boast 150 members, 5 teams and sanction eight to 10 annual rodeos with a finals in March. The CIRA encourages its competitors to invest in community through joining a team, but celebrates all individual competitors. Members of the CIRA are required to be enrolled in a Canadian Post Secondary Educational institute, obtain a minimum of nine credits and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA per semester.
For more information, contact:
Makenna Moore Braiden Bach
Director, Sponsorship President