As we Celebrate 60 years in June 2017, here is a little bit of history:


The CGRA Association was first formed in 1957 as the Canadian Barrel Racing Association.  Realizing the potential growth of the sport in Canada, it was re-organized on a Canada-wide basis with its headquarters in Calgary.

With the success of the All Girl Rodeo, the name was changed in 1962 to Canadian Girls Barrel Racing and Rodeo Association.   Barrel Racing, Goat Tying, Cow Riding and Calf Roping were featured events. Cutting and Steer Undecorating were added in 1964 and 1966. Team Roping was added in 1975.

Due to lack of interest, cutting was dropped in 1974. In 1967 the association became a duly constituted, non profit organization with its present name “Canadian Girls Rodeo Association”.

Did you know that Hanna Rodeo has been hosting a rodeo each year for the past 60 years!!!!!!!!!!!  Wow amazing support from such a great Committee.  Thank you for having us back each year.