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
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
Correspondence to mayor dated 17 July 1928, file 5, box 2, Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Papers, Glenbow Archives, 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.
The 100 Year History of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. (Saskatoon: Western Producer Prairie Books, 1985), 13.
(25) Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Executive Committee minutes, Calgary Stampede Archives (CS.99.106, Box1), February 26,1963.
(27) Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Executive Committee minutes, op.cit., February 6,1964, March 19,1964.
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.
There they went "up along the side of the river West one mile..." They would have resumed their southward march in an area just across the Elbow from the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Park.
Ellis also served with the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Board for many years.
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