Calgary – Seventeen Alberta families will be honoured for their unyielding dedication to rural life at the Calgary Stampede this year. On Monday, July 11, Darrel Janz will host the 2016 BMO Farm Family Awards at the BMO Centre on Stampede Park.

This year will mark the 20th annual BMO Farm Family Award presentation at the Calgary Stampede, celebrating families who take an innovative approach to growing their business, demonstrate a commitment to traditional western values and maintain an exceptional standard of sustainability.


WHAT: BMO Farm Family Awards

WHO:  Oneil Carlier, Alberta minister of agriculture        

 Bill Gray, president and chairman of the board, Calgary Stampede

 Susan Brown, senior vice president Alberta & NWT division, BMO Bank of Montreal

 Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary

WHEN: Monday, July 11 at 9 a.m.

WHERE: Palomino Room, BMO Centre, Stampede Park


Interview and photo opportunities are available. Please contact Neil Hilts if interested.


About the Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together, we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and celebrates our western heritage, cultures and community spirit. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.

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For more information, please contact:

Neil Hilts

Jessica Leroux


Media Relations Coordinator

Media Relations, Corporate Communications


Calgary Stampede

BMO Financial Group


T 403.261.0242

T 416.867.8966


C 403.512.7034

C 416.453.5823