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CIRA history

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:20 pm
by can_chaiser
We are trying to track down the roots of the start of the CIRA in canada, and when college rodeos started. if you have parents or siblings that went to college rodeos and were the humble beginings of our association started that would be great, names places rodeos, executive anything will help, or if you participated for years please let us know....

Re: CIRA history

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:24 pm
by randa
My dad said he was at one of the first college rodeos in the early 1970's (1971 in the Corral) He was attending Mount Royal College. So that might give you a starting point....

College Rodeo Finals that year were held in Calgary. They had rodeos in Lethbridge, Olds, Vermillion and Calgary that he can remember.

I had thought he started the college rodeos in Canada but it was the HSR in Alberta that he got started. 8o)

Re: CIRA history

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:00 pm
by Burner
If you can track down Gary Sparshu, he would be able to help you. His son Jeri went to Olds College, not sure if you can track him down from there. He was involved in the early 70's also. My boss was at U of A starting in 1974 and then was president of there club 1975-77 and said it was for sure up and running prior to him starting university in 1974.
Hope that gives you a little direction.

Re: CIRA history

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:35 pm
by Bocephus
Jeri actually isn't Gary's son, but nephew. He is not in contact with Gary either.