This website is home to the Canadian Rodeo Historical Association (CRHA) known as the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall Of Fame (CPRHF). Our website features photos, biographies and memorabilia of Canada's most outstanding, professional cowboys, cowgirls and rodeo animals. Please enjoy your stay as we honour the hardcore, respected, cowboys, cowgirls and animals of pro rodeo Canada!
Founded in 1979
During a gathering of the Rodeo Alumni at the Canadian Finals Rodeo in 1979 a proposal was made to organize a Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Further meetings were held resulting in the Canadian Rodeo Historical Association being formed. It became a registered association on June 19th, 1980. In 1981 the Association was granted tax free status as a charitable organization by the Government of Canada.
An association founded by dedicated rodeo enthusiasts, “To honor and distinguish outstanding contestants, animals and builders in the Canadian Rodeo Arena. ”Our aim is to annually induct qualifying individuals to the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and display artifacts of the history of pro rodeo Canada.
Three categories are established: “Contestant, “Builder” and Animal.
To date there are 178 Inductees in the Rodeo Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame will be open from 11 to 5 during the Ponoka Stampede
(June 25 to July 1)
Summer hours: effective July 2 until August 31
12 to 4 Tuesday through Sunday (closed on Mondays).
Location: Upper floor Ponoka Ag Event Centre, Hwy 2A on the south side of Ponoka.
Winter Hours: Saturday & Sunday Noon - 5:00 pm and during ALL MAJOR EVENTS at the Calnash Ag Event Centre.
Contact Brenda Vold @ (403) 704-6009 or email for a tour or visit at all other times.
Lee Laskosky, contestant, induction rodeo Ponoka
Darrell Cholach, contestant, induction rodeo Innisfail
Viola Thomas, contestant, induction rodeo Ponoka
Dave Garstad, contestant, induction rodeo Coronation
Neil McKinnon, builder, induction rodeo Strathmore
Chester Skoal Bandit (bareback horse owned by Big Stone Rodeo), animal, induction rodeo, Innisfail
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Closed the weekends of Dec. 20 and 21, Dec 27 and 28, Jan 3 and 4, please? We will reopen for the weekend of Jan 10 and 11, 2015.
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The Hall of Fame will be closed Nov 29 and 30 due to the weather and poor conditions of the parking lot. We will reopen again Dec 6 and 7.