Mr. Speaker, next week marks the Canadian Finals Rodeo Week in Edmonton, Alberta.
To many Albertans this is real life itself. It is more than just horsing around. It is more than just roping a calf. It is more than just steer wrestling or a bucking bronco. It is more than just a lot of bull. It is where the best of the breed, men and beast, meet to compete.
It is an exciting week in Edmonton. Our city welcomes thousands of visitors during that week. They come from near and far. They come in campers and pick-up trucks and they have a wonderful week down at the coliseum.
This is serious competition. It is not just horsing around. The winners move on to compete in the world finals. It is a pretty exciting challenge for them.
The stakes are high and the money is big, just like Alberta.
I want to welcome all these people to the Canadian Finals Rodeo. I want to welcome all the contestants to cowboy country.
Good luck and good riding.