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.

FoundING Members

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.

Cliff Anderson

Ed Block

Einar Brasso

Don Brestler

Earl Bascom

Paddy Brown

Calgary Exhibition & Stampede

Canadian Pro Rodeo Association

CPRA Alumni

Marshall Copithorne

Don Dillabough

Norman & Shirley Edge

Don Edge

Foothills Cowboys Association

Tom Fox

Bud Grant

Bob Hutton

The Knight Families

Reg Kesler

Michael Knight

Ken Marcinkoski

Neil McKinnon

Harvey & Eileen Northcott

Fred Paasche

George Randle

Ralph Vold

World Pro Chuckwagon Association

Hal Yerba

Life Members

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.

Verna Montgomery

Steve Dunham

Bill & Helen Gilchrist

Dick Havens

Warren Cooper

Bill Kehler

Mrs. Jim McNabb

Herman Linder

C.M Pat Addison

HilDa Bunney

Lee & Mary Campbell

Bill Collins

Clark Lund

Frank Gatty

Bill & Zella Pimm

Len Perry

Charter Members

Jesse Hyland