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Calgary Stampede Lotteries Advance Ticket Campaign is underway

Calgary – The Calgary Stampede Lotteries embrace the 2012 Stampede Centennial theme, We’re Greatest Together, by giving back to the community. For over 60 years, Calgary Stampede Lotteries ticket purchases have contributed to valuable community projects and organizations. This Centennial year, with more than $1.2 million in prizes, Calgary Stampede Lotteries is giving Albertans more chances to win and more chances to give back to five incredible organizations.



This year, the prize list includes a dream home, four trucks, a fifth-wheel trailer, a boat, a personal water craft, and $100,000 in cold, hard, tax-free cash.


Buying your tickets early pays off big. New this year, and only available during the Advance Ticket Campaign, is the Split ‘em 50 lottery tickets. This 50/50 style draw has a minimum value of $100,000. Advance ticket package purchases also put buyers in the draw for a 16-day trip to captivating Turkey valued at $14,000 and a 16-day fully guided trip to Africa valued at $20,000. Finally, advance ticket package purchases include an exclusive bonus: free Park admission and 50 per cent off Rodeo or Evening Show tickets with each ticket package purchase.


“For many years Lotteries funds have had a tremendous impact in the community,” says Pam Fawcett, Chair of the Calgary Stampede Lotteries Committee. “The commitment of Lotteries volunteers has resulted in millions of dollars supporting charities throughout the community.”


With more than $22 million distributed in the past 10 years to worthwhile community projects, Calgary Stampede Lotteries makes a difference and positively impacts the lives of southern Albertans throughout the year.


Since the 1950s, proceeds from the Calgary Stampede Lotteries have supported partner organizations in the community.  In 2012, proceeds from the Advance Ticket Campaign will be distributed to five not-for-profit organizations – the Calgary North Hill Lions Club, the Kinsmen Club of Calgary, the Rotary Club of Calgary South, the Calgary Stampede Foundation, and the Calgary Marching Show Band Association. These organizations, in turn, distribute funds to valuable programs and projects throughout southern Alberta.


Advance tickets can be purchased at calgarystampedelotteries.ca until June 22. To be eligible for the Early Bird prizes to Turkey and Africa, tickets must be purchased by May 18 and June 8 respectively.



For more information, please contact:


Catherine Nantel-Philibert

Media Relations Coordinator

T 403.261.0431

C 587.436.6367

E CNantel-Philibert@calgarystampede.com