Daily News Briefing – Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Canada 150 Day! Celebrate this momentous day with a Citizenship Ceremony in Community Park South at 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., two Park-wide renditions of our anthem at 1:30 p.m. and 7:55 p.m., and $1.50 admission until 1:50 p.m. 

Seniors also enjoy free admission all day from 10 a.m. to midnight plus a free WestJet Skyride and standing room tickets for the Rodeo and Evening show!

Rodeo, Chuckwagon and Agriculture Competition Results:

Full rodeo results here.

Chuckwagon Racing:
Details on night four of the GMC Rangeland Derby can be found here.

Agriculture Results
Daily agriculture results can be found here.

What’s happening today

Coca-Cola Stage

                Nashville North


Marianas Trench, 
9 p.m.

                Jess Moskaluke,
                8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
                Doc Walker,
                10:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

                Jason Greeley,
                12 a.m., 1 a.m.


Hits of the Day

Miniature Horse Show - Maxing out at 34 inches tall, these miniature horses compete in various classes, showcasing their skills. Their three-day showcase is a Calgary Stampede highlight for many- young and old alike!

5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  - Northern Lights Arena

Mercuria NCHA Cutting Horse: Bill Collins Youth Excellence Showcase- Each year at the Calgary Stampede we recognize five youth riders in a Youth Cutting Showcase during the Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting. In a cutting competition, each horse and rider is faced with a herd of cattle and two and a half minutes on the clock. Working together they must select a single cow to move out of or ‘cut’ from the herd. Once the cow has been selected and removed from the herd the rider drops their reins, saying to the horse - take it from here! The pair must then demonstrate their ability to keep the cow from returning to the herd.

1:00 p.m. – Agrium Western Event Centre

Canadian Cowgirls - New this year to Stampede, the proud and patriotic Canadian Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team have a presence in the arena that will bring you to your feet.  Flags will be proudly flying in the wind, while the sound of heavy thundering hooves accompanies music.  These Canadian ladies can be found all 10 days on the grounds!

10:00 a.m. – Agrium Western Event Centre

Daily Agriculture Exhibits Highlight


Ten days of forging demonstrations and horseshoeing; helping audiences connect these skills with the maintenance and health of horses in a very visual way.

11:00 a.m. – 9 p.m. - Country Trail, daily

For more detail, contact agmedia@calgarystampede.com


Also happening today

1. $1.50 Entry until 1:50 P.M. Free all day for seniors 65+      
 See the Canine Stars in action at the Dog Bowl stadium! Stampede Park Midway, 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:15 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 8:45 p.m., 10:45 p.m.
3. Kids' Chuck Challenge, Saddledome Steps, 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:40 p.m.
4. Extreme Dog & Pony Team Race, Agrium Western Event Centre, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Interesting Stories

Celebrating southern Alberta farm families with the BMO Farm Family Awards at Stampede Park: Together, the Calgary Stampede and BMO Bank of Montreal recognized 19 southern Alberta families today, during the 2017 BMO Farm Family Awards at Stampede Park. The awards acknowledged each farm family’s commitment to agriculture and the community. This event showcases those who take an innovative approach to growing their business, demonstrate a commitment to traditional western values and maintain an exceptional standard of sustainability.

Full story: http://news.calgarystampede.com/releases/celebrating-southern-alberta-farm-families-with-the-bmo-farm-family-awards-at-stampede-park

$5 and a whole lot of fun – the Calgary Stampede brings back $5 Fun for 2017: The Calgary Stampede is pushing the envelope with how much fun you can have for $5 by bringing back the popular $5 Fun promotion for 2017. From Monday, July 10 to Thursday, July 13, admission is only $5 for Stampede-goers coming down to Park from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Full story: http://news.calgarystampede.com/releases/5-and-a-whole-lot-of-fun-the-calgary-stampede-brings-back-5-fun-for-2017

Pool A qualifiers have been determined for Stampede 2017 after Monday’s rodeo action: You’d be hard pressed to find a more excited person anywhere on Stampede Park than Kirsty White. The cowgirl from Big Valley and her horse Racey ran first Monday and flew through the pattern in 17.33 seconds, a time no one could touch. It’s her first Stampede daily bronze trophy and as a ‘local’, it means so much to be able to capture such an honor here.

Full story:  http://news.calgarystampede.com/releases/releases-20170711?preview=081d

2017 Calgary Stampede Vintage Tractor Pull Class 5 winner discusses meaning behind win: Neil Bertsch won the Class 5 at this year’s Calgary Stampede Vintage Tractor Pull on his 1956 John Deere 80, the same model he learned to drive when he was seven. And he’s on the lookout for that exact tractor, not just the model.

Full story: http://news.calgarystampede.com/releases/releases-20170711-6580821

Cowboy Up Challenge sees three female riders finish in top three spots at 2017 Calgary Stampede: “Cowboy up” is a familiar phrase for gritting your teeth and getting through the tough stuff, doing whatever it takes to get the job done. “Cowgirl up” is no different and was on full display at the Calgary Stampede this week.

Full story: http://news.calgarystampede.com/releases/releases-20170711-6580999


Monday’s Midway Food Winner:

A new category this year, we recruited a panel of vegetarians to help us find the Best Vegetarian dish on the Stampede Midway. The winner? The Vegetarian Wrap from Wrap Daddy’s, located in front of the Big Four Building. Made of fresh veggies, a vegetable-based protein made of corn, rice and oats, and a tomato-based salsa made fresh every morning, if you hold the sour cream and cheese, it then becomes a vegan-friendly option as well.  So make sure to let all your friends know the next time they’re wondering if there’s anything for them on the Midway!

Attendance Results:

Yesterday's attendance numbers: 76,180

Same day 2016: 67,324

Cumulative attendance for 2017: 488,036  


For your full media guide on Park events please visit our news media resources page  http://news.calgarystampede.com/resources

Meet the Community Engagement & Communications team


  • Larry Lalonde, group manager, Community Engagement and Communications
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  • Kristina Barnes, communications manager, Western Events and Agriculture

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  • Danielle Savoni, public relations manager

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  • Christine Thompson, media relations coordinator

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  • Travis Beale, media relations coordinator

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  • James Pantangco, public relations assistant

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