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Calgary Stampede presents four Western Legacy Awards

Calgary – This evening, the Calgary Stampede honoured three inspiring individuals and one remarkable group based on their commitment to western heritage and values at the ninth annual Western Legacy Awards.












“The Western Legacy Awards are an important way to recognize the accomplishments of individuals and group,” says Paul Valentine, chair of the Calgary Stampede Western Legacy Awards committee. “These individuals and organizations have helped to build and strengthen our communities while preserving western heritage and values.”


This year’s recipients genuinely embody the values and commitment to the Stampede’s western legacy:

Ø  Youth – Carson Reiser

Ø  Innovation – Brian Nimijean & Paul Wagman

Ø  Sustained Contribution, Individual – Rick Smith

Ø  Sustained Contribution, Group – Children's Hospital Aid Society


Additional information on each of the worthy recipients is available in the backgrounder provided.


The Youth category is open to young people under 25 years of age, and recognizes youth who have demonstrated their commitment to making a difference. The award for Innovation recognizes a person or group that has created a single visionary project that speaks to western values. Recipients of the Sustained Contribution category exhibit extraordinary community support over a number of years.


Shaw TV will televise the 2013 Western Legacy Awards Friday, October 11 at 10 p.m. and will repeat on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.



For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Booth

Publicity Manager              

T 403.261.0327

C 403.463.6834

E jbooth@calgarystampede.com