What’s happening today

Western Heritage Day: Seniors and accompanying guests may enter the park starting at 9:30 a.m. Seniors get in free. Free coffee and treats at the Saddledome Steps from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

Coca-Cola Stage performer: The Sheepdogs (9 p.m.)

Nashville North performer: John Conlee (12:30 p.m., 3 p.m.) Derric Ruttan (10 p.m.)

Final night of Stampede Talent Search Preliminaries, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Boyce Theatre.

Youth and Agriculture in Action Showcase - Members of various 4-H clubs throughout Alberta will showcase their projects, talents and skills in the Ag Barn. They are encouraged to create dynamic, interactive displays, practice public speaking and highlight the benefits of youth involvement in 4-H.

The showcase will be on park from Tuesday, July 12 to Sunday, July 17 and will be open for the duration of each day.

Niki Flundra – Professional Trick Rider, Liberty Horse Entertainer and Stunt Woman, watch as Niki and her horse perform in unison with beautiful music. Performing in the Agrium Western Event Centre at 10:30 and 5:30, and in the Northern Lights Arena at 6:30.

For additional information please contact agmedia@calgarystampede.com

Today’s story ideas                                       

  • In the midst of the Year of Music, the Stampede Talent Search has three former champions in prominent roles with the Calgary Stampede. 1992 champ Paul Brandt was a Parade Marshal, 2012 winner Annika Odegard is the host of the highly-successful 2016 Grandstand Show 'Grand Spectacular', and Christian Hudson, the 2016 winner, played on the Coca-Cola stage during Sneak-A-Peek.
  • BMO Kids' Day features the 2016 BMO Jr. Reporters, Saboor Zeeshan, 10, and Baindu Sambola, 11, this year's lucky winners. They'll have the chance to get a full Stampede experience and interview a chuckwagon driver, rodeo athlete and more special guests around the Stampede Park.


Recap of Monday, July 11

Attendance Results:

Stampede attendance for Monday, July 11: 67,324

Cumulative attendance for 2016: 443,979

Same day attendance 2015: 83,886

Overall cumulative attendance decrease of: 18,827

*** Please note that daily total attendance  for Sunday July 10, 2016 has been revised to 154,254. This is due to an omission of 9,270 guests.


Rodeo, Chuckwagon and Agriculture Competition Results:


It's a sweep for 67-year-old Barrel Racing sensation Mary Burger. Read the full story here.

Full rodeo results here.

Chuckwagon Racing:

Top time of the night moves Vern Nolin into the top spot in the aggregate.  Full GMC Rangeland Derby results can be found here

Full GMC Rangeland Derby Results here.

Agriculture Competitions:  

Jim Anderson rides to third Cowboy Up Championship in fun, fast faced final. Read full story here.

Drumheller's Neil Bertsch drives vintage John Deere to victory. Read the full story here.


Other Results

Best International Goes to Waffles & Chix for their Signature Dish: The Waffles & Chix!



Jennifer Booth

Manager, Public Relations

Office: 403.261.0327

Cell: 403.463.6834


Kristina Barnes

Manager, Western events & agriculture communications

Office: 403.261.0382

Cell: 403.585.4706


Neil Hilts

Media relations coordinator

Office: 403.261.0242

Cell: 403.512.7034


Daniel Kennedy

Media relations coordinator (accreditation)

Office: 403.261.9315

Cell: 902.483.5306