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

Best Overall (President’s Award): City of Kelowna’s “Spirit of the Lake”

Most Creative: Parks Canada

Celebrities’ Choice Award (Awarded by Aaron Prichett): Parks Canada

soft rock 97.7 Fan Favourite: Calgary Stetson Show Band

Best Corporate: Parks Canada

Best Non-Profit: Alberta Union of Provincial Employees

Best Cultural: Alberta Thai-Canadian Association

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

Best Horse Drawn: Guns of the Golden West

Golden Shovel: Men in Kilts Pooper Scooper

Best Prelude:  Pasiŏn Boliviana

Best Horse Entry (Ron Berry Memorial):  Women of the Wild West

Best 6-8 Private Horse Hitch Winner: Tim Edwards Clydesdales

Best 2-4 Private Horse Hitch Winner:  Tenaris

Best Historical/Western Costume: Alberta Correctional Services

Best Western Heritage:  Cowley’s Rafter Six

Best Mounted Colour Party: The Tilt and Lance Calvary

Best Mounted Group: Windy Ridge Riders Association

Best Chuckwagon:  Chad Fike

Best Formal Mounted Colour Party:  Parks Canada

The Calgary Stampede Parade Committee would like to thank and congratulate the generous donors who contributed $15,000 to local charities for a chance to ride in the “Best Seat in the Parade” wagon.  Funds raised go to support:  Foothills Academy, STARS, Hospice Calgary, Stardale, Kids Up Front, Canadian Legacy Project, YouQuest Young Onset Dementia and Dinosaur Football’s 5th Quarter Association.

“The 2019 Calgary Stampede Parade was a memorable spectacle paying tribute to the women of the west and the 100th anniversary of the Victory Stampede and our service men and women of the past and present,” says Karen Franco, Chair of the Calgary Stampede Parade Committee. “I congratulate all of the award winners for adding to another great parade.”

It is never too early to plan next year’s application to the Calgary Stampede Parade. 



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.


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