Daily News Briefing - Sunday July 10th 2016
Daily interview opportunity
Adventure Park is the Calgary Stampede’s newest area for thrill seekers. The space includes paintball, dueling climbing walls and axe-throwing and is located in South Park, just inside the main Calgary Stampede Erlton entrance. A media interview and demo can be arranged at any time during or just prior to Stampede Park hours. Contact media relations coordinator Neil Hilts at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403.512.7034.
What’s happening today
Suncor Family Day: Free park admission (6 a.m. – 9 a.m.) and pancake breakfast (7 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)
Coca-Cola Stage performer: Classified (9 p.m.)
Nashville North performer: Aaron Pritchett (10 p.m.)
World Stock Dog Championships – One dog, three sheep, four minutes. These amazingly agile and intelligent dogs work to move three sheep through a challenging obstacle course and into a pen in less than four minutes. Competition runs from 9 am to 1:30 pm, with the finals at 5:00 pm.
Vintage Tractors – For those interested in nostalgia, be sure to check out the vintage tractors that arrive on park today. These restored tractors, built in 1960 or earlier, will compete by pulling a weighted sled in six different weight classes beginning at 7 pm in the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The tractors can be viewed in Country Lane beginning at 1 pm for the Show and Shine.
World Champion Six Horse Hitch Competition with Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra – This magical display of grace and musicality cannot be missed. Six beautiful heavy horses march in unison to classical music performed by Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. A must see event.
The show begins at 11 am in the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Today’s story ideas
- The Dog Bowl features only dogs that have been rescued or adopted
- 67 year old Barrel Racer Mary Burger leaves younger competitors in the dust, with $11,000 in earnings after two days of competition.
Recap of Friday, July 8
Stampede attendance for Saturday, July 9, 2016: 97,415
Cumulative attendance for 2016: 222,401
Same day attendance 2015: 104,668
Overall cumulative attendance increase of: 4,725
Rodeo, Chuckwagon and Agriculture Competition Results:
67 year old Barrel Racer rides to victory for a second straight day. Read the story here.
Full rodeo results here.
A quick run in the mud earns day money for Gary Gorst, and slides him into top spot in the aggregate. Full GMC Rangeland Derby Results here.
Defending champion captures 2016 North American Sheep Shearing Open Division title. Read the full story here:
Twin B.C. brothers team up with local rider for 2016 Open Class Team Cattle Penning Championship. Read the full story here:
Best alternative food on the Midway:Crazy Cones for their apple pie ice cream sandwich.
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