Daily News Briefing – Friday, July 6, 2018



Stampede attendance Thursday, July 5, 2018      40,446

Cumulative attendance for 2018:                           40,446

Same day for 2017:                                                   36,953

Daily increase over 2017:                                        3,493



Take a Bite Outta Stampede – Best New Food on the Midway Competition
Sweet – The Sweetheart, from The Peanut Butter Cupboard
Savoury – The Big Pickle Tornado, from Big Coco’s

What’s happening today

Calgary Stampede Parade led by two-time Canadian Olympic bronze medalist and 15-time X Games medalist, snowboarder Mark McMorris.

Free admission until 1:30 p.m.

Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting Finals – 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Heavy Horse Show with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra – 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


Coca-Cola Stage - Elle King

Nashville North - Petric


Today’s story idea:

  • 50TH Anniversaries – The Grandstand Show, the Zipper, the Young Canadians and Mini Doughnuts are all celebrating their golden anniversaries in 2018.



Meet the Community Engagement & Communications team

•  Jennifer Booth, Manager, Public Relations

T: 403.261.0327       C: 403.261.0327       E: jbooth@calgarystampede.com


• Kristina Barnes, Communications Manager, Western Events and Agriculture

T: 403.261.0382       C: 403.585.4706       E: kbarnes@calgarystampede.com


• Danielle Savoni, Publicity Manager

T: 403.261.0401       C: 403.461.6647       E: dsavoni@calgarystampede.com


•  Christine Thompson, Media Relations Coordinator (Entertainment)

T: 403.261.0338       C: 403.650.7834       E: cthompson@calgarystampede.com


•   Brooke Martine, Media Relations Coordinator (Agriculture and Western Competitions)

T: 403.261.0339       C: 403.831.2718       E: bmartine@calgarystampede.com