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How It All Started

In 1988 Diane Bailey, Richard Gottenbos and Dorine Kuzma decided to bring the LRA Rodeo Finals to St. Paul for 5 performances. The prize money has been growing every year – making it one of the best rodeos in North Eastern Alberta.

Our First LRA Finals in St. Paul Featured…

  1. The Rodeo Queen Contest which included components of horsemanship, public speaking, brunch and a fashion show.
  2. Every year, the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce welcomes the LRA by hosting the Chamber Kick Off Supper. In the beginning, the first meal was held at noon and usually consisted of a stew or pork and beans. They have grown to a catered supper meal which is being attended by many town and county businesses.
  3. Other popular events in 1988 were the Pancake Supper, Casino, Mutton Bustin’, Armbender Championship, Truck Pull, and 10K or 2K Fun Run.
  4. A highlight of the weekend activities is the Saturday morning parade which has been growing every year and could easily be one of the biggest parade held in Northeast Alberta. Each year, a popular community theme is selected.
  5. Another popular event is the Rodeo Beerfest held on Saturday night of the weekend. What started as a simple Western Social held on the Friday and Saturday of the Rodeo has grown into the signature social event of the year in St. Paul.

More To Come…

The LRA and St. Paul Ag Society have a great relationship and are always planning and adding to the event.

As Dorine would say, here’s to “Bigger & Better” finals in the future.


Lakeland Rodeo Finals Sponsorship

Interested in sponsoring the St. Paul Agricultural Society for the 2017 Lakeland Finals Rodeo? Sponsorship Details available here.

2017 LRA Finals Sponsors

Caouette & Sons Implements
Right Water Bottling Company
Robertson Construction
Xtreme Oilfield Technology

97.7 The SPUR
B & R Eckels
Cornerstone Co-op
Cutline Construction
Germain Bros. Construction
Location Cats
Town of St. Paul


Kal Tire
NorthPark Collision & Frame Ltd.
Pure Country Backhoe Service
Servus Credit Union
Smitty’s Restaurant
St. Paul Co-Op Liquor Store
St. Paul Dodge
St. Paul Value Drug Mart
Tri-Ag Implements
Zarowny Motors Ltd

B & D Industrial
Canadian Tire
Molson Coors
St. Paul Journal
Tim Hortons

ATB Financial
Fountain Tire
Lakeland Communication
Lakeland Fire & Safety Supply
Lamoureux Culham LLP
Lauden Plumbing Service
Morrow & Tchir
Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd
Power Merchants Ltd
Ratical Linerz & Glassworks
Reel Parts & Safety
SP Municipal Seed Cleaning Plant
TD Canada Trust
The Co-operators
Trailer Canada Inc.

Century 21 Poirier Real Estate
Coldwell Banker Cartier Realty
County of St. Paul
Mundare Esso
Rocket Plumbing & Heating
Smyl Motors
St. Paul Foundry
Tannas Insurance Brokers Ltd.
Tara’s Pizza & Donair
Top Gro Agro

Dr. Hodinsky
Dr. Ken Miller
Dr. Shapka
Dr. Thomson
Lakeland Family Eyecare
Trevor R. Lee Law Office
Lawrence Law Office


Black Track Paving
Best Bite
Boston Pizza
BPK Mechanical
Bryan Muchka Trucking
Busy Bee Electric
Cash Plus
Complete Auto Service
Dale Real Estate
Dallaire Trac-hoe Services
David Hanson, MLA
Gerry’s Magic Carpets
Goodseal Plumbing
H & R Block
Joly’s Porta Welding & Trucking
Phoenix Welding
Peavey Mart
Shannon Stubbs, MP
St. Paul Vet Clinic
St. Paul Home Hardware
St. Paul Towing
Swisco Machining
VB Insurance Brokers Ltd.
Warehouse Sport
Water Hole
Welcome Home Furnishings

St. Paul Co-op
Robertson Group