What’s happening today?
Coca-Cola Stage performer: Walk off the Earth (9 p.m.)
Nashville North performer: High Valley (10 p.m.)
Heavy Horse Show with the Calgary Philharmonic. Scotiabank Saddledome: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
North American Sheep Shearing Challenge 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Finals run July 9 at 2:30 with $11,000 in prizes.
Stampede Talent Search preliminary round begins tonight. Preliminary shows take place every night from July 8 – 12 at 6 p.m. in the Boyce Theatre.
Today’s story ideas
- New Indian Village across the Elbow River with more room and a larger stage – completing the beautiful site.
- TransAlta Grandstand Show – The first night of Grand Spectacular kicks off tonight! Interviews can be arranged for after the show any night.
Recap of Thursday, July 7
Stampede attendance for Thursday, July 7, 2016: 34,099
Cumulative attendance for 2016: 34,099
Same day for 2015: 28,849
Overall cumulative attendance increase/decrease of: 5,250
Best New Sweet Food on the Midway: Salted Caramel Deep Fried Coffee from Deep Fried Coffee
Best New Savoury Food on the Midway: Teriyaki Chicken Perogies from International Perogies
Media Release for food winners: http://news.calgarystampede.com/releases/calgary-stampede-names-best-new-savoury-best-new-sweet-food-on-the-midway
Manager, Public Relations
Manager, Western events & agriculture comms
Media relations coordinator
Media relations coordinator (accreditation)