Daily News Briefing - Saturday July 9th 2016

Daily interview opportunity

Today’s subject matter expert is Michelle Bryan a competitor in the Stock Dog Competition. After making the finals in 2015, Bryan’s dog Meg was paralyzed when she stepped into a badger hole at home. After extensive rehabilitation, Meg is ready to compete in this year’s competition. Bryan and her dog Meg will be available at 10:30 a.m. at the Agrium Western Event Centre’s Sheep Zone to share their story prior to this evening’s competition.

 

What’s happening today

Coca-Cola Stage performer: Coleman Hell (9 p.m.)

Nashville North performer:  Wes Mack (10 p.m.)

World Stock Dog Championship (Trials) 5pm – 9pm – Agrium Western Event Centre arena

North American Sheep Shearing Challenge Finals 2:30 – Agrium Western Event Centre

 

Today’s story ideas                                       

  • How to get the best value for your buck at Stampede
  • Four sets of brothers, four father son pairs and four Sutherlands – all part of the 36 GMC Rangeland Derby drivers.

 

Recap of Friday, July 8

Attendance Results:

Stampede attendance for Friday, July 8, 2016: 90,887

Cumulative attendance for 2016: 124,986

Same day attendance 2015: 84,159

Overall cumulative attendance increase of: 11,978

 

Rodeo, Chuckwagon and Agriculture Competition Results:

Rodeo:

Utah cowboys and Calgary Stampede horses dominate rodeo action on day one. Read the story here

Full rodeo results here.

 

Chuckwagon Racing:

Vern Nolin races to day money win on day one of the GMC Rangeland Derby. Full Results: here

 

Agriculture Competitions:  

Grand Prairie duo teams up with Calgarian for 14 Class Team Penning Win, plus 7 Class results. To read the full story click here.

 

Other Results

Best BBQ on the Midway: Boss Hogs BBQ for their BBQ Pork Ribs

 

Contacts

Jennifer Booth

Manager, Public Relations

Office: 403.261.0327

Cell: 403.463.6834

jbooth@calgarystampede.com

Kristina Barnes

Manager, Western events & agriculture communications

Office: 403.261.0382

Cell: 403.585.4706

kbarnes@calgarystampede.com

Neil Hilts

Media relations coordinator

Office: 403.261.0242

Cell: 403.512.7034

nhilts@calgarystampede.com

Daniel Kennedy

Media Relations coordinator (accreditation)

Office: 403.261.9315

Cell: 902.483.5306

dkennedy@calgarystampede.com