RODEO ROUND UP - Ben and Kirk Robinson

Rodeo grounds ready for action

  • Jun. 12, 2013 7:39 p.m.

The 53rd Annual Innisfail Professional Rodeo gears up for action this weekend where Central Albertans can expect to see the rodeo of a life time, officials said.

“You will see the rodeo to end all rodeos here on the 16th,” said Jack Daines, organizer of the event.

Held at the Daines Rodeo Grounds, located four miles north of Innisfail, the event will host some of the best cowboys and cowgirls in the country and some of the wildest livestock in Alberta.

“We put on the best rodeo in Canada for cowboys,” said Dwayne Daines, during a press conference at the rodeo grounds. “All the top horses in the wild are going to be here.”

On June 15th at 10 a.m. there will be a parade led by Miss Rodeo Canada 2013, Gillian Shields through downtown Innisfail.

The events begin on June 13th and 14th with junior rodeo at 6 p.m. and pro rodeo to follow at 6:45 p.m.

On June 15th junior rodeo will be held at 1 and 6 p.m. with professional rodeo at 1:30 and 6:45 p.m.

The finals get underway on June 16th at 1 p.m.

Organized by the Daines family and the Innisfail Professional Rodeo Committee, the group has been voted the top rodeo committee in Canada nine out of the last 14 years.

If Central Albertans are not able to make it to the rodeo, the action will be broadcast via live webcast on the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA) web site as well as on Rogers TV.

Full weekend passes good for all performances are valued at $80, which include admission to all five performances and include free parking, free camping, and admission to the nightly rodeo dances. Adult day passes run for $20, student day passes may be purchased for $10, and children 10 and under get in for free.

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