Tick­ets for the PBR Canada Tour­ing Pro event in Medicine Hat on sale Dec. 7

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After 15 years, Medicine Hat will wel­come the tough­est sport on dirt’s Cana­dian Tour­ing Pro Di­vi­sion for one-night of edge-of-your-seat ac­tion on Satur­day, June 22, 2019 at Canalta Cen­tre brought to the city by Blaz­ing Brand Mar­ket­ing & Pro­duc­tions.

“Hav­ing been in­volved in the PBR in the US by part­ner­ing in bulls with Kar­leen Bergdahl these past few years, I caught the bug of this ex­hil­a­rat­ing sport in a huge way,” says Lorelle Hal­der­man, Event Or­ga­nizer “It’s re­mark­able to have seen the ex­cite­ment, fan base and pop­u­lar­ity of the events grow phe­nom­e­nally in North Amer­ica and last year I said to Kar­leen – we def­i­nitely need the PBR in Medicine Hat, so I put the wheels in mo­tion. After eight months of plan­ning, it’s very ex­cit­ing to an­nounce the show. And it is a show – the py­rotech­nics, the high qual­ity pro­duc­tion and the pro­fes­sion­al­ism of the event staff will leave fans want­ing more. We are so lucky to have won­der­ful com­mu­nity part­ners like Robert­son Im­ple­ments New Hol­land and to have a venue like the Canalta Cen­tre as it is the per­fect venue to show­case all the el­e­ments needed for a suc­cess­ful PBR event.”

“This is the per­fect time to in­tro­duce a live­stock event to Canalta Cen­tre,” says Tammy Sweeney, Gen­eral Man­ager, Canalta Cen­tre. “We are es­pe­cially ex­cited that it will bring a whole new de­mo­graphic of peo­ple into this won­der­ful build­ing with the op­ti­mism of many more events of this cal­iber to come!”

The Tour­ing Pro Di­vi­sion reg­u­larly fea­tures Canada’s elite, along­side some of the league’s top in­ter­na­tional ath­letes, squar­ing off against the rank­est buck­ing bulls from the na­tion. Fans will wit­ness ex­hil­a­rat­ing 8-se­cond rides and wrecks through­out the ac­tion-packed event as the PBR’s coura­geous rid­ers face off against their 2,000- pound op­po­nents.The newly an­nounced event comes on the heels of one of the most fiercely con­tended na­tional ti­tle bat­tles in league his­tory at the close of the Cana­dian PBR Fi­nals in Saska­toon last week­end. In front of a record crowd at the SaskTel Cen­tre, Cody Cover­chuk (Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan) won the 2018 PBR Canada Cham­pi­onship, putting a cap on the tight­est ti­tle race in PBR (Pro­fes­sional Bull Rid­ers) Canada his­tory, a bat­tle which ex­hil­a­rated fans when it came down to the event’s fi­nal out.

“PBR has ex­pe­ri­enced huge growth in Canada over the past few years and we are ex­cited to con­tinue that trend by bring­ing an event to Medicine Hat for the first time in 15 years,” says Dave Cor­dovano, PBR SVP of In­ter­na­tional Busi­ness.

Other events will be a pre-event Pig Roast as well as an After Party with a live band. The event or­ga­nizer has also cho­sen the Blair Stroh Cow­boy for Kids Char­ity to re­ceive some pro­ceeds from the event from the 50/50, prior tshirt sales and the Pig Roast event.

The bull rid­ing ac­tion be­gins at 7:30 p.m. June 22 at the Canalta Cen­tre. All rid­ers will at­tempt one bull each in Round 1. The Top 10 will then ad­vance to the Cham­pi­onship Round for one more out and a chance at the event ti­tle. In ad­di­tion to com­pet­ing for points to­wards the Cana­dian na­tional stand­ings, rid­ers will also have the chance to earn world points in an ef­fort to earn a berth onto the elite 26th PBR Fi­nals in Ve­gas.

Tick­ets for the one-day event go on sale Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7 at 10 a.m. MST. They range in price from $20 to $45, stan­dard fees will ap­ply. There will also be floor VIP ta­bles of 8 avail­able for $600. Pig Roast party tick­ets will be $35 for adults and $25 for kids un­der 12. After Party ad­mis­sion is free with PBR ticket pur­chase. All can be pur­chased at the Canalta Cen­tre Box Of­fice or on­line at www.Tick­et­mas­ter.ca.

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