United Calgary Chinese Association Float
United Calgary Chinese Association Float

Calgary Stampede Parade Award and Band Winners

Calgary – More than 230,000 people lined the streets of downtown Calgary to take in the sights and sounds of the 106th Calgary Stampede Parade, with countless more watching on television and online.

The Calgary Stampede Parade Committee is excited to announce the award winning entries:

Best Overall (President’s Award): United Calgary Chinese Association

Celebrities’ Choice Award (Awarded by Kelly Sutherland): United Calgary Chinese Association

soft rock 97.7 Fan Favourite: Calgary Stetson Show Band

Most Creative: Calgary Tai Chi & Martial Arts College

Best Corporate: Canadian Pacific “Little General”

Best Non-Profit: The War Amps PLAYSAFE/DRIVESAFE Program

Best Cultural: Raices del Peru / Roots of Peru

Best Municipal: Camrose Chamber of Commerce

Best Western: Guns of the Golden West

Best Entry in Prelude: Pasian Boliviana

Best Horse Entry (Ron Berry Memorial): Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days

Best Horse Drawn Entry: Fort Calgary – Wedding Entry

Best Commercial 6-8 Heavy Horse Hitch: The Express Clydesdales of Express Employment Professionals

Best Private 2-4 Heavy Horse Hitch: Save-On-Foods

Best Chuckwagon: Kurt Bensmiller

Best Mounted Group: Arabian Horse Club

Best Mounted Colour Party: Women of the Wild West

Best Formal Mounted Colour Party: Lord Strathcona Mounted Troop

Best Mounted Parade Class: Kirin Leask

Best Western Heritage: Cowley’s Rafter Six

Best Carriage: Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days


The Calgary Stampede Visiting Bands Committee is excited to announce the band winners:

Judges’ Choice: Red Deer Royals Marching Band

Best Senior Band: Calgary Stetson Show Band

Best Junior Band: Calgary Round Up Band

Best Pipe Band: Calgary Police Service Pipe Band

It is never too early to plan next year’s application! For more information, please visit CalgaryStampedeParade.com


­­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.

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Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/csparade
Follow us on Twitter: @CSParade (#stampedeparade)
Follow us on Instagram: @CSParade
Visit us: calgarystampedeparade.com

For more information, please contact:

Keith Marlowe
Media Coordinator – Calgary Stampede Parade Committee
P 403.260.9632
C 587.435.4580
E mediacoordinator@calgarystampedeparade.com