The Airdrie Pro Rodeo is one of the largest 10 Rodeos in Canada, and is the longest standing athletic event in Airdrie.
It attracts some of the best cowboys and cowgirls offering fans the opportunity to see world class athletes in an intimate and light-hearted atmosphere. It offers our city a unique tradition to celebrate and be proud of.
The Rodeo’s roots date back to July 1 1967 when the Airdrie’s Lions Club organized a gymkhana and parade in celebration of Canada’s 100th anniversary. In fact the first Canada Day parade was also part of the celebration in 1967 and was organized by the Rodeo committee for many years. 50 years later we are still celebrating our nation's anniversary and our city’s history in the same spirit.
Today the Rodeo includes a Pro and novice Rodeo, cabaret and children's activities. It attracts over 10,000 visitors, volunteers, and athletes each year. As the event has grown, we have preserved the spirit of a community gathering, with a casual fun atmosphere where you can get so close to the action you often get a bit dirt flying your way and with something for people of all ages and backgrounds.
This annual 5-day event is organized by the Airdrie Rodeo Ranch Association, a not-for-profit, 100% volunteer driven group of passionate community members who are committed to preserving our rural roots and promoting our great community. Interested in lending a hand, learn more about becoming a part of the fun. Join the Committee
What started as a local celebration of Canada’s centennial, has grown into a defining and distinctive part of Airdrie’s culture. The first rodeo was a Gymkhana (an equestrian event consisting of speed pattern racing and timed games for riders on horses) and has grown into a professional event that is known throughout the Rodeo circuits across the globe. What has remained the same over the 50 years of Rodeo, is the spirit of community this annual event was founded on and the desire to create intimate gathering of neighbours celebrating our rural roots.
The Airdrie Pro Rodeo celebrates our 50th year in 2017 and we will be commemorating 5 decades of community and sport. From the members in the Lion’s Club in 1967, to the current members of the Airdrie Rodeo Ranch Association, from home-grown athletes to our local Royalty, from sponsors to volunteers it is very likely every person in Airdrie is somehow connected to this unique tradition.
Commemorate this milestone with us by becoming a part of the legacy, attending or volunteering.