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Professional Bull Riding Canada comes to Lethbridge for live drive-in event

July 23, 2020

Riding bulls will look a little bit different this year for professional bull riders at the Enmax Centre. Instead of being in attendance, the event will be broadcast on the big screen tonight. Fans will attend in their vehicles and will have to social distance from the comfort of their own cars. Jason Davidson is the General Manager for PBR Canada, and he says this is an unprecedented time for the company, but that he expects the event to run smoothly.

Davidson knows that selling out this type of event wouldn't be hard in the current market. "No surprise with our fanbase in Southern Alberta, we didn't think there would be any issue selling it out."

"They will be spaced apart 6 feet, and there won't be any running around and dancing with each other in the parking lot by any means. We've worked real hard to bring this experience to the fans of Southern Alberta," adds Davidson.

Members from Grande Prairie are making the trip down to the event tonight. "Our Grande Prairie group is travelling down to watch the drive-in tonight, as we won't be allowing any extra. It's just immediate personnel and the people we need to be in the venue are the only souls allowed in the venue."

The same event is on sale in Grande Prairie.

"We're doing what we can in the markets like Medicine Hat, Grande Prairie, and Edmonton went on sale this week. We're selling that in pod seating, which is basically a social distancing format, so people aren't sitting on top of each other on these venues," says Davidson.

The cap is 220 stalls for vehicles at the Enmax Centre tonight.

The Professional Bull Riders organization based in Colorado has had events televised since 2012.