Daily News Briefing – Thursday, July 12, 2018


Stampede attendance Wednesday, July 11, 2018              129,944

Cumulative attendance for 2018:                                              781,982  

Same day for 2017:                                                                         130,210

Daily decrease over 2017:                                                            (266)

Cumulative attendance for 2017:                                             722,641

Overall cumulative increase of:                                                 59,341


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.



The Spicy Chicken Arepa from Arepa Boss won “best between buns”!


What’s happening today

The Big Four Cookhouse presented by Food Network Canada will feature some of Alberta’s best signature BBQ to share platters.

Working Cow Horse Classic – In this competition, horse and rider are asked to work a single cow in an arena

11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the  Nutrien Western Event Centre

Cowboy Up Challenge Finals – The Extreme Cowboy Race where horse and rider maneuver through a series of obstacles

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Nutrien Western Event Centre

Canadian National Mini Horse Show -  

8 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Northern Lights) Liberty Class

For more detail, contact agmedia@calgarystampede.com



Coca-Cola Stage:

 Walk Off the Earth 9 p.m

Nashville North:           

The Washboard Union 10 p.m.
Tanya Ryan 11:55 p.m.

The Big Four Roadhouse:

54-40 9:30 p.m.

Today’s story idea

-Calgary Stampede Midway food is talked about as much as the weather during these 10 days. With many vendors from all over the world bringing unique tastes to the Midway. Many of our vendors are happy to talk about their award winning sauces and signature toppings that are spicing up the Midway – including Xavier Rabasso from Venezuela, who claims to have made the hottest sauce in the world!

-This year the Calgary Stampede has more than 30 vendors that offer delicious options for those with food sensitivities. There are many treats and dishes that are gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, vegetarian or vegan.

Please contact Danielle Savoni or Christine Thompson for more details on food offerings (contact information is below)


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