Calgary Exhibition and Stampede


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Calgary Exhibition and Stampede

July
The 10-day Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, originally called the Calgary Stampede, is Canada's largest rodeo event, similar to Cheyenne Frontier Days in the United States. The stampede offers a world-class rodeo competition in saddle bronc and bareback riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, and bull riding, as well as a chuck wagon race that carries a $175,000 prize. Most of the rodeo events are held in the 130-acre Stampede Park in downtown Calgary, but there's also a Wild West town called Weadickville (named for Guy Weadick from Cheyenne, Wyoming, who founded the event in 1912), an Indian Village populated by representatives of five Indian tribes from the nearby Plains, a Frontier Casino with blackjack tables and roulette wheels, and agricultural and livestock exhibits.
CONTACTS:
Calgary Stampede Ticket Office
P.O. Box 1060, Sta. M
Calgary, AL T2P 2K8 Canada
403-261-0101; fax: 403-265-7187
www.cs.calgarystampede.com
SOURCES:
GdWrldFest-1985, p. 28
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La relation entre le Calgary Exhibition and Stampede (Stampede) et la ville de Calgary est pour le moins complexe.
Gray's A Brand of Its Own: The 100 Year History of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede (1985), or more popular treatments like Fred Kennedy's Calgary Stampede: The Authentic History of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, "The Greatest Show on Earth" (1964) do not analyze this relationship.
The Calgary Exhibition and Stampede owes its survival to the City of Calgary.
James Gray's commissioned book, A Brand of its Own: the 100 Year History of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede (1985) shows where Exhibition and Stampede management stood with respect to historical beginnings.
Over the next several years, the event was publicly recognized as the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede although the word "Stampede" alone was beginning to appear in popular discourse.
18) Calgary Herald, August 20, 1884, cited in Glenbow Archives, Calgary Exhibition and Stampede (CES) Fends, M-2160-5a, "Early history of the exhibition, 1884-1896," ca 1929.
In other developments YIN 88 announced that it has been awarded a three year contract to supply break open tickets to the world famous Calgary Exhibition and Stampede.
For many years the real photo postcards of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede have provided a comprehensive and detailed picture from the kick-off parade through to the championship finals.
Ronald Getty was Archivist for the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede from 1999 until retirement in 2010.
those pieces were likely made by local Calgary jeweller and member of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede board of directors, David E.
75th Annual Report, 1960 (Calgary: Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Ltd.
In 1932, Parker helped to round up stock for the first combined Calgary Exhibition and Stampede and while still a lad he won the Best Boy Award at the Calgary Horse Show.
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