You’ll be seeing more cowboys and cowgirls at Northlands, this upcoming K-Days.
Starting next year, Northlands and the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association are partnering up for the K-Days Summer Rodeo.
The event will take place within the Coliseum, and feature professional athletes from across Canada and the United States, competing for a $400-thousand purse over three days.
Northlands CEO Tim Reid said they knew they wanted to go back to having a rodeo event.
“This happens right after the Calgary Stampede, when some of the best athletes are in our province, and the purse monies that we’ve allocated to this event, we think, are going to bring the best of the best,” explained Reid. “Hopefully we can convince our rural market to come and join us in Edmonton, at a time when our city programs so well, and put some heads in hotels, and really allow it to be a tourism initiative.”
Reid sadded activating all of Northlands, including the Coliseum, for K-Days, has always been their goal.
The K-Days Summer Rodeo is slated to run from July 21 to July 23. Regular admission to K-Days will get you into the rodeo. (scb)