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Northlands and Edmonton Tourism Partner to Bring the Wild West to Edmonton

Put a little "giddy-up!" in your step from November 1-9

EDMONTON, AB – Saddle-up and strap on a pair of cowboy boots from November 1-9, as Edmonton Tourism’s inaugural Rodeo Week in Edmonton provides an opportunity for the urban and rural worlds to collide under the umbrella of two of Edmonton’s largest annual events – the Canadian Finals Rodeo from November 5-9 and Farmfair International from November 4-9.

“Every November, the best rodeo athletes and stock in the country invade Edmonton and bring along one of the biggest parties to our city,” said Tim Reid, President & CEO, Northlands. “It can already be seen in the energy of tens of thousands of guests throughout the Northlands grounds, but Rodeo Week in Edmonton also provides Edmontonians and our visitors another exciting opportunity to engage in a city-wide celebration.”

Beginning November 1, Rodeo Week gives Edmontonians and visitors the unique opportunity to engage in a variety of western themed activities taking place across the city for nine days. From Black Tie Bingo on November 1 to the Rodeo Week Chili Cook Off on November 4 and the Prairie Oyster Shuck on November 6, the Wild West will come alive within the City of Edmonton limits. It all culminates on the Northlands grounds for Farmfair International from November 4-9 and the Canadian Finals Rodeo from November 5-9.

“City-wide engagement for the Canadian Finals Rodeo speaks to how Edmonton embraces events,” said Maggie Davison, Vice-President, Edmonton Tourism. “We want everyone in the city, local communities and incoming visitors, to feel like they’re part of the excitement the Canadian Finals Rodeo brings to Edmonton. There is something for everyone to enjoy, young and old, the party goer and the rodeo fan.”

You can get involved in this year’s Rodeo Week by participating in a variety of corporate initiatives including Edmonton Tourism’s Paint the Town Program and the United Way Be Seen in Jeans fundraising program. Tickets to the 41st annual Canadian Finals Rodeo and Farmfair International are now available at all Ticketmaster locations, online or by phone at 1.855.780.3000. All tickets to the CFR include one complimentary gate admission to Farmfair International at the Edmonton EXPO Centre.

Canadian Finals Rodeo and Farmfair International 2014 Media Accreditation is now available online. Application deadline is October 27, 2014.

See, be seen and make your business better at Farmfair International, your one-stop shop for agriculture this November 4-9. Then, experience the ultimate battle of cowboy vs. beast at the 41st Canadian Finals Rodeo from November 5-9, where 8 seconds of adrenaline meets 2,200 lbs. of attitude. Get your tickets at northlands.com.

For Canadian Finals Rodeo and Farmfair International Inquiries:

Lauren Andrews
Public Relations Specialist, Northlands
Phone: 780.378.5112
Cell: 780-938-7977
Email: landrews@northlands.com

For Rodeo Week Inquiries:

Joseph Pedrola
Tourism Development Manager, Edmonton Tourism
Phone: 780.969.0449
Cell: 780.782.1473
Email: jpedrola@edmonton.com
Edmonton Tourism