Dustin Flundra.....Photo by CPRA
Pro Rodeo Canada
August 15, 2016
For immediate release
Member groups have named three new interim Canadian Professional Rodeo Association board members, with the postings effective immediately. And a ‘Call For Nominations’ went out Friday, August 12 to address remaining board vacancies.
Okotoks, Alberta Pro Rodeo President, Renne Reidy will step forward as a committee director. Reidy’s long-standing rodeo background and keen interest in the sport will serve her well.
“I am honored to take on this position and will strive to improve communication with all the members,” Reidy comments. “ I believe open, honest dialogue is key. I intend to represent the committees’ interests and work with other CPRA representatives to improve and strengthen the Association, including the public perception of the CPRA. This is a huge mandate, but together, with your continuing support we will work hard to accomplish new goals and gain renewed direction and purpose for the CPRA.”
Three time Canadian Saddle Bronc Riding Champion, Dustin Flundra will take on the role of saddle bronc riding director. The Pincher Creek, Alberta resident had this to say, “As the new saddle bronc riding director, it is my goal to be part of a unified board. I am excited and optimistic that together we can move forward in a positive direction that will benefit all members of the CPRA now, and in the future.”
Seven time CFR qualifier, and 2006 Canadian Champion, Tanner Girletz joins the Board as the bull riding director. “As a bull rider and a stock contractor’s son, I'm looking through the glass of a long line of CPRA members. We have been to the CFR many times and look forward to continuing with that trend for many years to come. I volunteered for the position not only to be a voice for my fellow bullriders but to give transparency to our members and committees. I plan on working as hard as I can until my interim position is filled and look forward to working toward a bigger, better CFR in 2017 and the years to follow. Cowboys and cowgirls are a dying breed and I want to have somewhere in 20 years for my children and the rest of the rodeo communities’ children to go and have the same opportunities I have had in rodeo. I’m looking forward to working with everyone.”
Reidy, Flundra and Girletz will join existing CPRA Board members: stock contractor representatives Shane Franklin and Jonathan Kmita; committee director, Lloyd Gray; bareback riding director Denny Phipps and barrel racing director, Monica Wilson.
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