Daily News Briefing – Saturday, July 7, 2018



Stampede attendance Friday, July 6, 2018            122,403

Cumulative attendance for 2018:                              162,849


Same day for 2017:                                                          115,235

Daily increase over 2017:                                              7,168

Cumulative attendance for 2017:                              152,188

Overall cumulative increase of:                                 10,661


Same day 5 year average:                                            88,711

Daily increase over 5 year average:                          33,692

Cumulative attendance for 5 year average:          120,469

Overall cumulative increase of:                                  42,380


NEW DAILY RECORD SET 2018                                     122,403

Previous daily record set in 2017                               115,235

change over previous record                                     7,168


Rodeo, Chuckwagon and Agriculture Competition Results:


Full rodeo results here.

Chuckwagon Racing:

Full GMC Rangeland Derby Results can be found here.

Other results:

Agriculture Results can be found here.

Best New Food Savoury goes to The Big Pickle Tornado by Big Coco's

Best New Food Sweet goes to The Sweetheart by The Peanut Butter Cupboard

Best Rookie goes to The Peanut Butter Cupboard and The Elvis


What’s happening today

Team Cattle Penning Competition Championship – A team of three riders on horseback have 60 seconds to separate three specifically identified cattle from a herd of 30

4:30 pm to 6:30 pm (NWEC) 10 Class

Vintage Tractor Pull – Get in on the incredible action as beautifully restored vintage tractors showcase their power and speed.

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Northern Lights)

8:00 pm to 9:00 pm Farm Equipment  Show & Shine (Northern Lights)


Coca-Cola Stage              

Nashville North               

The Big Four Roadhouse

Yukon Blonde 8 p.m.

Dani Strong 4 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m.

Jory Kinjo 6:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m.

Broken Social Scene 9:30 p.m.

Meghan Patrick 10 p.m.

Dead Flowers 9:30 p.m.


Jason Greeley 12 a.m., 1 a.m.    



Today’s story idea

  • Calgary Stampede families meet some of the families that have participated in Stampede for generations.



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