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 and in 1981 the association was grated tax free status as a charitable organization by the Government of Canada.
The original founding members worked hard to form the Rodeo Hall of Fame in honour of outstanding contestants, animals and builders of the great sport of professional rodeo.
Calgary Exhibition & Stampede
Canadian Pro Rodeo Association
Norman & Shirley Edge
Foothills Cowboys Association
The Knight Families
Harvey & Eileen Northcott
World Pro Chuckwagon Association
Once this group of people got the Canadian Pro Rodeo hall of Fame formed they established the Life & Charter Members. The following people stepped up to offer their help within the Association.