Calgary – The Calgary Stampede is joining the family and friends of Joe Carbury in a Celebration of Life this afternoon, Thursday October 26, 2017.  Together we will say goodbye to the man behind the distinctive – even iconic – “Annnnd theeeey’re off!” that boomed through the speakers of the Stampede Grandstand for an incredible 45 years. Joe Carbury’s unique delivery as the announcer of the Rangeland Derby Chuckwagon Races made him not just the voice of the Calgary Stampede, but for many, the voice of Calgary.

During this emotional time, the Carbury family will not be available for interviews. Representatives and friends of Joe’s from the Calgary Stampede will be available to speak, as well as members of the extended chuckwagon and racing communities. To set up interviews prior to and following the service, please contact Calgary Stampede Communications Manager Kristina Barnes by email at or by phone at 403-585-4706.

*Please be advised that media cameras are not allowed within the chapel. Foster’s Garden Chapel requests that media cameras be set up in the green space across the street, in the Queen’s Park Cemetery, and any attending reporters seat themselves in the overflow area.  

Memorial Service for Joe Carbury

Location: Foster’s Garden Chapel, 3220 – 4 Street N.W. Calgary

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 

Time: 2 p.m.


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 10-day 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 promotes western heritage and values.  All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.

For more information, please contact:

Kristina Barnes,

Communications Manager

Western Events and Agriculture

Office: 403.261.0382          

Cell: 403.585.4706