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The Calgary Stampede hits the road

Calgary – To celebrate its Centennial, the Calgary Stampede is taking its famous western hospitality beyond the Calgary city limits. The Calgary Stampede “White Hat Round Up” is an exciting Centennial initiative where the Stampede takes its festivities and hospitality to other celebrations in four Alberta communities.



“The Calgary Stampede is the essence of western hospitality,” says Mike Casey, president and chairman of the board, Calgary Stampede. “Taking a taste of the Stampede to our rural partners was something we really wanted to do. When we
approached the organizing committees of these community events, we were delighted, that they invited us to join their


Funded in part by the Government of Alberta, “White Hat Round Up” will deliver the spirit of Stampede festival programs to several communities across the province, to ‘Round Up’ Alberta’s pride in the values of the white cowboy hat and provide an opportunity for more Albertans to participate in celebration of the Stampede Centennial. The Round Up is an opportunity for the Calgary Stampede to support and give back to the rural communities who have for so many years contributed to the success and history of the Calgary Stampede. Seventy per cent of the overall attendance at the Calgary Stampede is from Calgary and “rubber tire traffic” – visitors who drive to Calgary from surrounding rural communities.


Find the Calgary Stampede spreading its western spirit at the following rural Alberta events:

April 21, 2012- The Medicine Hat Spring Rodeo- Stampede Royalty and our Promotion Committee will be on hand along with the Kids Mini Chuckwagon Challenge at the Saturday Marketplace. On Saturday evening, we are thrilled to present country music artist, Chad Brownlee at the evening cabaret. Visit www.mhstampede.com

May 21, 2012- Little Britches Rodeo, High River- The Stampede Caravan committee will be flipping flapjacks at the Ag Fairgrounds with entertainment by Calgary’s own Heebee Jeebees and friends on the Stampede Stage. Visit www.hragsociety.ca

June 16, 2012- The Pincher Creek Cowboy Gathering- The Calgary Stampede celebrates the 25th annual event at this cowboy poetry and western music festival. The Keister Family Fiddlers and Stampede Royalty will get the crowd up and line dancing at this great event. Visit www.pcgathering.com

July 1, 2012- Canmore & Banff Canada Day Festivals- Celebrate Canada Day in the mountains with the Calgary Stampede! Be sure to check out the Parade in both communities and the Stampede Stage in Central Park in Banff. Don’t forget about our annual Caravan Breakfast in Canmore at the Rotary Pancake Breakfast.


The Centennial Calgary Stampede is July 6 – 15, 2012. For more information on all Calgary Stampede Centennial programs, visit Calgary Stampede Centennial. Keep watching @cs__media for our 100 Days of Stampede news.



For more information, please contact:


Jennifer Booth

Publicity Manager

T 403.261.0327

C 403.463-6834

E jbooth@calgarystampede.com