Stampede Community Roundup celebrations at Genesis and Westside centres
Calgary – Dust off your cowboy boots and hats, the Calgary Stampede will be hosting two Community Roundups: Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Genesis Wellness Centre and Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the Westside Recreation Centre. The mini-festivals will feature a pancake breakfast, live entertainment and activities for all ages.
“The Community Roundups are great opportunities for the Stampede to partner with local community groups and come together to celebrate the diversity, western heritage, and community spirit of Calgary,” said Justin Heskes, chair of the Community Development committee. “The Calgary Stampede is such a prominent supporter of the community and the Roundups allow Calgarians to be part of the Stampede in their very own backyards.”
The pancake breakfast will kickoff at 9 a.m. for the first 3,000 people and entertainment will be provided by the Calgary Stampede Show Band, Band of Outriders and First Nations’ dancers. There will be a variety of displays featuring –Stampede history, agriculture, tipis, rodeo and chuckwagons.
The Genesis Wellness Centre celebration will have Punjabi and break-dance performances, along with saxophonist Shubumjeet Singh Rakhra and the Marakame Mexican Dance and Arts Association. Line dancing and square dancing demonstrations will be at the Westside Recreation Centre event, along with performances by the Prestige Dance Academy and the Calgary Hopak Ensemble.
The Community Roundup event is developed to help engage the local community with the Calgary Stampede and enable Calgarians to experience the western heritage and values that the Stampede embodies.
Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Genesis Wellness Centre - 7556 Falconridge Blvd. N.E.
Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Westside Recreation Centre - 2000 - 69 Street S.W.
For more information, please visit genesis-centre.ca or westsiderec.com.
About the Calgary Stampede
As we enter our second century, 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.