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

Attendance Results:

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


Other Results

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


Jennifer Booth

Manager, Public Relations


Office: 403.261.0327

Cell: 403.463.6834



Kristina Barnes

Manager, Western events &  agriculture comms


Office: 403.261.0382

Cell: 403.585.4706


Neil Hilts

Media relations coordinator


Office: 403.261.0242

Cell: 403.512.7034


Daniel Kennedy

Media relations coordinator (accreditation)


Office: 403.261.9315

Cell: 902.483.5306