First Watch Rodeo


The Edmonton First Responders Rodeo Association was founded in 2017 by a group of Fire, EMS and Police personnel, along with some trusted advisors all with a common interest in bringing a friendly rodeo competition to the Edmonton area where Police, Fire and EMS employees can compete in a fun, family oriented, western competition.  The Inaugural Edmonton First Responders Rodeo took place July 14th, 2018.

We are competing in support of Legacy Place Society and The Zebra Child & Youth Advocacy Centre. Our goal is to write two big fat cheques to support these amazing organizations.


The Zebra Centre is an organization that specializes in working with children who are also dealing with some traumatic incidents in their world.


Legacy Place Society is an organization that supports Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, Emergency Medical Services, 911 Dispatchers & Military Families.

2024 Board of Directors

Brian Griffith
Trevor Hermanutz
Vice President
Jocelyne Lambert
Dayna Bulas
Shane Williams
Shane Williams
Kyla Williams
Brandon Novak
Joel Clarkson
Heather Robinson
Corey Amberely
Jennifer Mabee
First Watch Rodeo
Justin Nunes
Brad Frick
Nikolas Pavlov

Rodeo Team


Kani Johnson

Bull Fighter

Kani Johnson began fighting bulls in the summer of 2005 at the age of 15. Since then he has fought bulls all over Alberta and into British Columbia in amateur and professional associations having him selected to fight bulls at the foothills cowboy association finals, wildrose rodeo association finals, and the world professional bull riding finals. When he’s not fighting bulls he works as a journeyman welder. Time away from fighting bulls or welding has Kani spending time at home on the farm west of Caroline Alberta with spouse Jaysie and daughters Danica(6) and Fynn(3), spending time outdoors fishing or hunting, and playing hockey during the winter months.

Mackenzie Szabo


I am an equine photographer as well as a website and graphic designer.  I have a  degree from the University of Alberta in Psychology and a certificate from NAIT for Digital Media & IT.

My hobbies include photographing various horse shows and rodeos in Alberta, including the Canadian College Finals Rodeo and the Edmonton First Responders Rodeo.

This year,  I have redesigned all of the EFFRA’s graphics and I look forward to photographing everyone at the 2019 EFRRA rodeo!

Darryl Robertson


Darryl has been entertaining crowds as a clown and bull fighter for over 25 years. He has been working Professional Rodeo and Bullriding events throughout Western Canada and has many accomplishments inside of the rodeo/bullriding arena: Chinook Finals clown and barrel man, FCA Finals bullfighter, Chinook Finals bullfighter, Calgary Stampede bullfighter. Canadian Champion freestyle bullfighter. World Professional Bullriding Finals Bullfighter.

Darryl has been part of the Main Event Inc. production family for the past 25 years.
Darryl grew up in Edmonton and now lives in Olds, AB.

Dom St. Amand


I live on an acreage by Vermilion, Alberta with my wife Kalir and our 1-year-old daughter Finley. Born and raised in the city of Prince Albert, I decided I wanted to try my hand at riding and rodeo, which led me to the Olds College for the Equine Breeding and Production Program in the fall of 2011. It would be in my first year at the Olds college I would be dared by some friends on the rodeo team to work behind the mic. From that day forward my passion for announcing kept growing and the real work began. After a fall rodeo in 2015 following my tie-down run, I decided this was a path I wanted to pursue and set out to be the best I could be announcing western events. I have had the pleasure of announcing many different disciplines and events, from rodeos and bull ridings to AQHA events, Trainer Challenges and cattle shows, and the Miss Rodeo Canada competition. Since the spring of 2016 I have been selected to announce the Chinook Finals Rodeo four times, and the Canadian College Finals Rodeo twice and set out to get my Canadian Professional Rodeo Association card as an announcer which I met that goal in the fall of 202

Northcott Rodeo Inc.

Livestock Contractor

Information to come..

Donations 2023


On behalf of the Board of Directors, we thank everyone who participated this year.


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