Agri-Sport All-Star Weekend

Agri-Sport All-Star Weekend

June 12, 2009 14:46 ET

Agri-Sport All-Star Weekend October 2 & 3, 2009 Scotiabank Place, Ottawa

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 12, 2009) - Grand Prix Productions is thrilled to announce a new indoor weekend sporting event that will launch in Ottawa this fall before touring cross-country in 2010.

The Agri-Sport All-Star Weekend brings Professional Bull Riding (PBR), President's Choice SuperDogs and Equestrian Grand Prix Show Jumping indoors to Scotiabank Place in a two-day event beginning Oct. 2.

A confirmed $150,000 in proceeds from Agri-Sport All-Star Weekend will be donated to local charities, including the Canadian Cancer Society and the Ottawa Hospital Foundation.

TICKETS:

Individual (see event below) and multi-event packages (all events: $141.75 and $105 or Saturday only: $78.75 and $57.75) go on sale - Friday, June 19, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased by calling 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Rideau Centre and Place d'Orleans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location and at the Scotiabank Place box office. Children age 12 years or younger will receive $5 off of individually priced event tickets. Prices include all taxes but exclude CRF fee and convenience charges.

PBR Canada - Hard Hitting Action

Oct. 2, 7 p.m.

Tickets: $68.25 and $47.25

Professional Bull Riding (PBR) Canada is set to invade Ottawa on Friday, Oct. 2. In the sixth stop on the prestigious PBR Canadian Cup Series presented by Wrangler, the best bull riders in Canada and the world will enter Scotiabank Place to take on the most ornery bulls the series has to offer.

Professional bull riding is a fierce, rough, and gruelling sport with roots deeply imbedded in North American culture. It's the original extreme sport. The PBR series has evolved into a captivating and adrenaline-charged event that features an all-star cast of the greatest bull riders and bucking bulls in the world.

Catch all the high-energy action as riders attempt to conquer their challenging tests during this performance at Scotiabank Place.

President's Choice SuperDogs Raise the "Woof"

Oct. 3, 2 p.m.

Tickets: $26.25 (includes access to 11 a.m. preliminary equestrian jump off)

More than 150 trainers and 400 SuperDogs will stop in Ottawa as they tour North America with their sensational new 2009 show, marking 32 years of tradition as the world's greatest dog and entertainment event.

SuperDogs have been the marquee attraction for 32 consecutive years at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver and return as an attraction at most major exhibitions and fairs across North America. Over the years, many famous and important fans have honoured the SuperDogs with their presence: Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh; Princess Margaret; Princess Anne; Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York; Luciano Pavarotti; Richard Gere;, Rick Hansen;, Vicki Gabereau; Dini Petty, and Rick Mercer.
TV specials in Japan and on ESPN, TSN, ABC, CTV, CBC and CNN have brought the delights of these famous dogs into the homes of millions of fans around the world.

Canadian Show Jumping All-Stars Ride the Ring

Oct. 3, 11 a.m.

Tickets: $26.25 (includes access to 2 p.m. SuperDogs show)

Oct. 3, 7 p.m. (Grand Prix Event)

Tickets: $68.25 and $47.25

The EQUESTRIAN ALL-STAR GRAND PRIX is set to showcase gold medal sport entertainment, featuring Canada's very own Olympic stars. World-ranked high performance riders will share the spotlight with Canada's Olympic equestrian team as they challenge the clock and the course itself, vying for first overall; first to cross the finish line with all jumps standing; first to beat the clock, and first to test their mettle against the giants in the sports, including hometown hero Ian Millar of Perth.

In 21/2 hours of high-action equestrian sport, fans and spectators will get an up-close-and-personal experience as they witness d horses soaring over six-foot obstacles.

Premiering in Ottawa this fall, the EQUESTRIAN ALL-STAR GRAND PRIX is set to raise the bar. By expanding on the nationally acclaimed Kubota Cup Series, this tour has been developed to showcase Canada's elite high-performance equestrian athletes.

About PBR:

More than 100 million viewers tune in each year to the PBR series on FOX, NBC, ESPN, Versus, and on a host of foreign networks across the globe. With about 500 hours of prime-time programming annually, PBR ranks among the most prolific sports on the air, in addition to attracting more than 1.7 million spectators each year with its multi-tiered event structure, which includes the prestigious Built Ford Tough Series, the Copenhagen Bull Riding Challenger Tour, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Tour and the Discovery Tour, designed specifically for entry level contestants. PBR is headquartered in Pueblo, Colo., with additional offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico. PBR prides itself in the more than 1,000 stock contractor relationships it has developed and over 1,200 PBR bull riders competing in more than 300 PBR sanctioned competitions in five countries.

About Grand Prix Productions

Grand Prix Productions was founded by Sandra Fraser, an equestrian enthusiast and creator/producer of the highly successful Kubota Cup Canadian show jumping series, for which she managed an eight-city Canadian Tour for four years that received significant attention and accolades. Fraser is motivated by her desire to enhance and showcase Grand Prix show jumping competitions, along with the promotion of the Olympic sport and its athletes to a broader audience base.

Today, Fraser sees an opportunity to bring PBR Canada, SuperDogs and Equestrian Grand Prix Show Jumping to a shared audience of Agri-Sports enthusiasts and the general public.

All three sports offer tremendous entertainment value, provide numerous sponsorship opportunities, and appeal to audiences larger than their respective sanctioning bodies. Fraser, known for thinking outside the box, has had a vision of bringing such a combined event to fans across the country since she was a teenager.

Contact Information

  • Whitney Zelmer
    Knock on Wood Communications + Events
    613-236-8452 ext 502
    whitney@kowpr.com
    or
    Karen Wood
    Knock on Wood Communications + Events
    613-236-8452 ext 500
    Karen@kowpr.com