Calgary The Calgary Stampede and BMO Bank of Montreal have teamed up once again, bringing free admission, a free pancake breakfast and live entertainment to kids and their families on Stampede Park at BMO Kids’ Day, Wednesday, July 11, 2018!

“BMO Kids’ Day is packed with kid-friendly fun,” says Kyle Corner, Manager Entertainment, Programming at the Calgary Stampede. “Come and enjoy the show in the Grandstand, hop on the Midway rides and eat a delicious Stampede breakfast!”

From 7 a.m. – 9 a.m., children 12 years old and under and their accompanying adults will have free admission to Stampede Park and a free pancake breakfast in the Grandstand Courtyard from 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., while supplies last. After 9 a.m., admission to Stampede Park is only $2 for the rest of the day for kids 12 and under.

While eating breakfast, guests are invited to watch the free kids’ variety show on the Grandstand Stage from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. The show will be filled with fun music and special guests.

The Midway, BMO Centre and Stampede Market will open early at 9 a.m. and the Monster Energy Compound and Canine Stars will have special early morning performances.

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You can also visit the BMO Kids’ Zone in its new location at the south end of Stampede Park all 10 days of the Calgary Stampede. See  energy-packed Acrodunk and Freestyle Soccer  performances; meet some characters from your favourite kids’ TV shows, including Paw Patrol and stop by for other kid-friendly fun, including story time, face painting, colouring and outdoor games. For more information on the BMO Kids’ Zone, please visit


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 10-day 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 promotes western heritage and values.  All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.

About BMO and the Calgary Stampede

BMO Bank of Montreal's ties to the Calgary Stampede are long and remarkable. The relationship between BMO and the Calgary Stampede is the oldest business relationship in Western Canada, dating back to 1884. BMO has been the banker to the Calgary Exhibition since 1899 when lands were christened at Victoria Park. The Agricultural Society had purchased 94 acres of land from the Dominion of Canada and built a race track, cattle sheds and an exhibition building. BMO continued as the banker in 1912 when the first rodeo took place and it became the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede.


For more information, please contact:

Christine Thompson
Media Relations Coordinator
Calgary Stampede
T 403.261.0338
C 403.650.7834