Godfrey Gao stampedes into town

Calgary – The Calgary Stampede is underway and those planning to attend The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth are in for plenty of sun, snacks and sounds—maybe even a celebrity sighting or two! On Monday, July 6 and Tuesday, July 7, Godfrey Gao will attend the Stampede for the Canadian Tourism Commission’s bi-weekly, online video programing CTCTV / Zhou You Jia Na Da (周游加拿大), that is taking more than 22 million Chinese viewers by storm.


Canadian-born Gao is the first Asian supermodel and can be seen on billboards and bus ads all over Asia. You may also recognize him from his starring roles on Chinese TV dramas, such as Zhao Zi Long, and in last summer’s blockbuster The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.


CTCTV / Zhou You Jia Na Da (周游加拿大) focuses on travel in Canada, as well as Canadian lifestyle and culture. The Stampede is pleased to host Gao and have him strut down our Midway next week in cowboy boots and a hat. CTCTV / Zhou You Jia Na Da (周游加拿大) is a creative and innovative program that helps to promote Canadian tourism.



About the Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together, we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and celebrates our western heritage, cultures and community spirit. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.

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For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Booth

Publicity Manager

T 403.261.0327

C 403.463.6834

E jbooth@calgarystampede.com