Calgary – For 50 years, The Young Canadians have been recognized as Calgary’s elite youth performers, astounding audiences every time they take the stage. The Calgary Stampede Foundation is thrilled to continue its tradition and invite youth from the community to audition to be part of The Young Canadians program for the 2018/2019 season.

Interested and talented youth who want to be part of the magic are invited to register for the July 20 auditions at the TransAlta Performing Arts Studios.

WHAT: The Young Canadian 2018/2019 Auditions

WHEN: JULY 20, 2018

Dance Auditions:

Junior Dancers (ages 7 – 11): 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Intermediate Dancers (ages 11-14): 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Senior Dancers (ages 15-19):  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Vocal Auditions

Junior Singers (ages 7-11): 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Intermediate Singers (ages 11-14): 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Senior Singers (ages 15-19): 3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

WHERE: TransAlta Performing Arts Studios

             1302 6 Street SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4Z2


* Please Note: Dancers/Singers are only required to audition once and must be available July 21 and July 22 if they are successful during the July 20 Open Call Audition.

For more information and  to register, please visit

Candidates must demonstrate commitment, passion and discipline for the performing arts. Candidates are required to have pre-existing training in dance and/or vocal, based on their area of specialization.

All successful July audition attendees will be invited to the July workshop weekend for the experience of a lifetime! The July workshop will be an exciting and intensive weekend at the TransAlta Performing Arts Studios, Saturday, July 21 to Sunday, 22, 2018. Invitees will have the opportunity to train alongside current members of The Young Canadians and collaborate to create the membership of The Young Canadians for the 2018/2019 season.

About the Calgary Stampede Foundation

Since its inception in 1994, the Calgary Stampede Foundation has worked to preserve and promote western traditions, culture and heritage through charitable giving as well as promoting and advancing character-building youth programs. Through their successful “We’re Greatest Together” capital campaign, the Foundation and Calgary Stampede work with community leaders and philanthropists to develop world class programs and facilities that ensure our western legacy is preserved for future generations.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Eriksen

Manager, The Young Canadians School of Performing Arts

Calgary Stampede Foundation



Brooke Martine

Media Relations Coordinator

Calgary Stampede