Calgary – The Calgary Stampede Parade Committee is excited to announce the following award winners from Friday’s Parade, as selected by the Calgary Stampede Parade judges:

Best Overall (President’s Award): Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

Most Creative: Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

Celebrities’ Choice Award (Awarded by Manjit Minhas): Canadian Pacific “Little General”

soft rock 97.7 Fan Favourite: Calgary Round-Up Band

Best Corporate: Parks Canada

Best Non-Profit: YMCA

Best Cultural: Raices del Peru / Roots of Peru

Best Municipal: City of Kelowna “Spirit of the Lake”

Best Horse Entry (Ron Berry Memorial): Strathcona Mounted Troop

Best Entry in Prelude: Calgary Italian Dancers

Best Western Theme: Smithbilt Hats, Horses and Heritage

Best Historical / Western Costume: Strathcona Mounted Troop

Best Cultural Costume: Stoney Nakota Nations; Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley

Best Uniformed Costume: RCMP Honour Guard

Best Miscellaneous Costume: Shetland 2017 Jarl Squad – Vikings

Best Commercial 6-8 Heavy Horse Hitch: Budweiser Clydesdales

Best Private 2-4 Heavy Horse Hitch: Save On Foods

Best Mounted Group: Wild Chick Trick Riders

Best Mounted Colour Party: The Canadian Cowgirls Precision Drill Team

Best Western Heritage: Cowley’s Rafter Six

Best Carriage: Mountain View Funeral Home

Golden Shovel: Men in Kilts Pooper Scooper

“The 2017 Calgary Stampede Parade was a spectacular tribute to Canada’s 150th anniversary. I was particularly honoured that the First Nations played such a prominent role in making this a truly memorable Parade,” says Michael Wetherup, Chair of the Calgary Stampede Parade Committee. “I congratulate all of the award winners for adding to one of our best Parades to date,” he adds.

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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.

For more information, please contact:
Keith Marlowe
Media Coordinator
Calgary Stampede Parade Committee
P 403.260.9632
C 587.435.4580