ALBERTA ROCKIES GAY RODEO ASSOCIATION
ARGRA is a Calgary based not-for-profit society that is 100% volunteer driven. ARGRA was founded in 1991 and the first sanctioned Canadian Rockies International Rodeo was held in 1994. After years of consistent growth we now have a membership base of over 400. This makes us the largest gay rodeo association in the world!
The Canadian Rockies International Rodeo (CRIR) is an International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA) sanctioned event encompassing 20 associations and 4000 members worldwide.
We proudly boast the most unique rodeo on the IGRA circuit. We are able to offer all our events at one location, no other gay rodeo does this. This makes our event a favourite destination for many of the GLBT rodeo contestants and spectators. It is truly an international event with people coming from all corners of the globe to attend. We expect more than 4000 attendees to come to our events this year.
The rodeo has both traditional rodeo events like Bull Riding, Steer Riding, Barrel Racing, Roping Events as well as the popular camp events like Goat Dressing and Wild Drag. Getting those undies on a goat is not as easy as you'd think!
The music festival brings three days of audible enjoyment. 2014 will be its third year and our lil one is growing each year with better artists and groups to liven up your days. We anticipate another 30 hours of good times for the 2014 CRIR!
ARGRA is active year round and participates in the community. ARGRA is both well known and respected in our local community and well beyond those borders. We are a recognized symbol of western gay culture.
- Rodeo School
- Horse Club
- Fundraising Dances
- Participating in Calgary's Pride Festival
- Participating in Edmonton's Pride Festival
- Western Dance Lessons
Giving back to our community. We have given back to the community more than $100,000!