November 2, 2019 | Red Deer, AB — Day five of the Canadian Finals Rodeo was themed Around The World Day. From New Zealand to the United Kingdom, CFR welcomes fans from across the globe to Red Deer for the 2019 event. Today was dedicated to celebrating the diversity of rodeo, as CFR recognized the sport on an international level.
This morning’s Charity Pancake Breakfast welcomed folks into the Prairie Pavilion from 9 to 11 am. Sponsored by Mr Mikes Red Deer, hungry guests filled their plates and connected over breakfast in exchange for a donation to the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre.
Agricentre East stayed abuzz throughout the day for the Xtreme Cowboy Competition. From 10 am to 4 pm, CFR guests were able to take in the unique equine obstacle racing event courtesy of the Xtreme Wild Rose Club of Eckville, AB.
Saturday at CFR marked the second last day for the CFR Tradeshow. With over 100,000 sq. feet of exhibitor space, guests took advantage of the abundance of world-class western shopping from quality Canadian exhibits. At 11 am, Ted Stovin and guests Sage Kimzey, Shane Hanchey and country superstar Corb Lund drew in a crowd for a special addition of the Athlete Hot Stove.
Folks stopped by to fuel up in the Prairie Pavilion for the last lunch & dinner buffets provided by Westerner Park Catering.
It was a busy day for autograph sessions. CFR46 fans were able to capture signatures from Tie-Down Ropers, Bareback Riders, Barrel Racers and Rising Stars competitors over the course of the day.
The second annual Rising Stars Junior Canadian Finals Rodeo took place in the Centrium at 2 pm sharp. Today’s up-and-coming youth were showcased in the same arena as their idols, with the opportunity to take home the Championship buckle in their respective event. The event was complete with a half-time show featuring the Rising Stars Mini Chuckwagon Challenge Championship.
Ahead of Performance #6, guests poured into the Centrium lobby to place their pin on a large world map as an opportunity to make their mark on CFR by identifying their home region. Fans were also encouraged to sport their home country’s colours as a display of their patriotism.
Tonight brought the second last performance of CFR46. In the Bareback Orin Lasrson gets his second go-round win in a row with 90.0 points on Calgary Stampede’s Special Delivery. In the timed event end, Steer Wrestler Stephen Culling got his first go round win of the week with a time of 3.4, while Kolton Schmidt and Jeremy Buhler also got their first go round win in Team Roping with a time of 4.0. Defending CFR45 Tie Down Roping Champion Shane Hanchey, won his first go round win with a time of 7.3. Saddle Bronc Rookie, Dawson Hay secured his first go round with a score of 86.25 while last night’s go-round winner, Brooke Wills goes back to back to win the night with a time of 14.335 in Ladies Barrel Racing. The Bulls once again saw a new go-round winner as Cody Lee Coverchuck snagged his first go-round win with a scored of 84.75.
The CFR Cabaret was a packed house for Corb Lund’s sold-out performance! Presented by Home Building Centre, the Cabaret crowd had fun with opener, Kendra Kay, before Lund brought down the house on the TD Cabaret stage.
Those without a ticket to the Cabaret headed over to the Prairie Pavilion for the nightly Buckle Presentations. Guests mingled with one another long after the presentations were done, as one of the last opportunities to connect with the rodeo community for the year.
Tomorrow is Gold Champions Day with the main performance starting at 2:00 pm. The competition will heat up, and fans will salute the 2019 Champions by the end of the performance. Folks are to come in their finest gold threads to join the festivities for the final day of CFR46
About the Canadian Finals Rodeo
The Canadian Finals Rodeo is a world-class rodeo event that brings together the very best rodeo athletes and fans from around the world. From October 29—November 3, you can catch high energy performances from Canada’s top athletes in events like Bareback, Bull Riding, Steer Wrestling, Ladies Barrel Racing, and more. With 120 competitors and seven performances, including the Rising Stars Junior Canadian Finals Rodeo.
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