What’s happening today?

Coca-Cola Stage performer: Simple Plan (9 p.m.)

Nashville North performer: Nashville North All-Star Band hosted by Jason Greeley (10 p.m.)

Virgin Mobile Saddledome Concert: Jeff Dunham

Junior Steer Classic – Final Results (1 PM – 6 PM)

Blacksmith Classic – Final Results (11 AM – 9 PM)

International Youth Livestock – Results (11 AM – 9 PM)

Heavy Horse Pull – Heavy Weight Results (7 PM – 9 PM)

Today’s story ideas                                                                                                                   

  • Kirk and Mitch Sutherland, father and son chuckwagon drivers will be racing side by side in the $100,000 Dash For Cash in the GMC Rangeland Derby finals. 
  • Calgary native Lizzy Munson, former member of The Young Canadians, was crowned 2016 Stampede Talent Search champion. Munson was the second runner up in last years competition. 

Recap of Saturday, July 16, 2016

Stampede attendance for Saturday, July 16, 2016: 109,817 

Cumulative attendance for 2016: 936,344 

Same day attendance for 2015: 151,063 

Overall cumulative decrease compared to 2015: 125,362

Rodeo, Chuckwagon and Agriculture Competition Results:

Rodeo:
DeMoss brothers among winners of Wild Card Saturday, advance to Showdown Sunday. Read the full story here. Full rodeo results available here.

Chuckwagon Racing:
Father-son duo Kirk and Mitch Sutherland will join Vern Nolin and Jason Glass in the Dash For Cash on Championship Sunday. See full results here.

Other Results:

Stampede Talent Search

  • Grand Prize Winner - Lizzy Munson
  • 1st Runner Up - Craig Henderson
  • 2nd Runner Up - Zasha Rabie
  • 3rd Runner Up - Kate Stevens
  • Don Welden (Most Promising Performer Award) - Jana McDonald

 

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