“On behalf of Red Deer City Council and The City of Red Deer, I congratulate the leadership, staff and volunteers of Westerner Park and the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce on their successful bid for the Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR).
Our community will greatly benefit from the celebration, economic impact, and show of championship rodeo for years to come. With an excellent facility, expert organizers, capable volunteers and unparalleled community spirit, Red Deer is the perfect fit to host this world-class rodeo event. We look forward to welcoming rodeo participants, officials and guests to our city.
To the organizers of the bid and new hosts of the CFR, we thank you for your efforts in bringing this major tourism event to Red Deer. To the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA), thank you for envisioning Red Deer as the new home to the CFR. To the CFR and its fans, we welcome you home."
- Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer