Calgary – The Calgary Stampede is pleased to invite you to an informal information session to speak with the chuckwagon drivers as they look forward to an exciting ten days of racing on the Calgary Stampede track. We will also review enhanced safety measures for the 2016 GMC Rangeland Derby.

WHAT: Driver interviews, review enhanced safety measures

WHEN: 10-11 a.m. - Thursday, July 7

WHERE: Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Barns – Centre of H Barn (see map below)

              *Please enter through the Spiller Road gate if you wish to drive in. Attendants will be advised to allow entrance to media vehicles.

Interviews available: 

Chance Bensmiller – Chuckwagon driver

Mark Sutherland – Chuckwagon driver

Buddy Bensmiller – Calgary Stampede chuckwagon expert, former driver

Dr. Greg Evans – Head veterinarian (10 -10:30 a.m.)

Mike Piper – Chair, Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Committee

Kristina Barnes – Communications manager, Western Events and Agriculture     

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 celebrates our western heritage, cultures and community spirit.  All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.

For more information, please contact:

Kristina Barnes

Communications Manager, Western Events and Agriculture

Calgary Stampede

T. 403.261.0382

C. 403.585.4706

E. kbarnes@calgarystampede.com