Calgary – The Calgary Stampede Parade committee is excited to announce the following award winners from today’s Parade, as selected by the Calgary Stampede Parade judges:

Best Overall (President’s Award): National Music Centre

Best Western Theme: Smithbilt Hat, Horses and Heritage

Most Creative: National Music Centre

Best Corporate: Parks Canada

Best Business or Non-Profit: University of Calgary

Best Cultural: Canada China Chamber of Commerce Association

Best Municipal: Quebec Winter Carnival Parade Float

Best Entry in Prelude: Guns of the Golden West

Celebrities’ Choice Award (Awarded by Jon Cornish): Alberta Parks

Fan Favourite: Fort McMurray Responders

Golden Shovel: Men in Kilts

Best Historical/Western Costume: Guns of the Golden West

Best Cultural Costume: Tian Guo Marching Band

Best Uniformed Costume: Fort Calgary

Best Miscellaneous Costume: Town of Vulcan – USS Vulcan Float

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

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

Best Mounted Group: Millarville Musical Ride

Best Formal Mounted Colour Party: Parks Canada

Best Heritage Entry: Swendson Collection

Best Chuckwagon: Kurt Bensmiller

Best Carriage Entry: Walla Walla Frontier Days


Best Overall Band: Calgary Stetson Showband

Best Senior Band: Calgary Stetson Showband

Best Junior Band: Calgary Round Up Band

Best Pipe Band: Calgary Police Pipe Band

Best Band Auxiliary: Calgary Stetson Showband

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


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Keith Marlowe

Media Coordinator – Calgary Stampede Parade Committee

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