Calgary – On Thursday, May 5 TransAlta will announce a significant gift to the Calgary Stampede Foundation and the naming of a performing arts space for the community at Calgary Stampede’s Youth Campus Project.

The announcement will include remarks from Dawn de Lima, chief administrative officer, TransAlta, Steve Allan, chairman, Calgary Foundation Board and Bill Gray, president and chairman of the board, Calgary Stampede. A unique photo opportunity will be available in addition to interviews.

What:           Performing arts space announcement

When:           Thursday, May 5, 2016

Time:            10 a.m.

Where:         1302 6 street SE (North side of building/construction site)

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 worked 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 regarding the Youth Campus Project, please visit

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For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Booth         

Manager, Public Relations

Calgary Stampede

P. 403.261.0327

M. 403.463.3834