As the Stampede Talent Search enters its 35th season, it’s impossible to reflect upon the history and transformation of this annual on-park event without a big “hats-off” to all of our sponsors.

Throughout the past three decades, significant evolution to the Talent Search show, format and set design have been enabled through generous donations and support from our sponsors. From technology to better showcase our performers, to equipment and musical instruments, the quality of contributions are a reflection of their commitment to our event.

New set design for the 2014 Stampede Talent Search.
New set design for the 2014 Stampede Talent Search. (Photo courtesy: Benjamin Laird Arts & Photo)

Our performers directly benefit from sponsorship dollars as well. Sponsors have helped enable our Grand Prize award of $10,000 this year and finalists receive generous cash prizes. A professional recording session sets up our Champion with valuable studio experience, and a development package through the Calgary Stampede can often kick-start their careers. Even professional photography helps fulfill the committee’s mandate of developing young talent by providing an essential piece of their personal portfolio.

The Stampede Talent Search is becoming a well-known and reputable national talent event drawing young performers from across Canada. Whether they are participating in our first free audition training workshop this spring, or performing on our stage during the ten-days of the Calgary Stampede, our young talent is able to experience a state-of-the art production and we couldn’t be more proud to associate with these fine sponsors.


Lead Sponsors:



PSAV Presentation Services

The Calgary Stampede



Michael Lipnicki Fine Pianos

Benjamin Laird Arts & Photo

Bestway TV and Appliances

The Station Recording Company

Long & McQuade Musical Instruments

Hopewell Development Corporation

Global Experience Specialists


“Our sponsors are proud to be part of discovering and developing young talent,” says Vicki Kranenburg, volunteer lead of the Stampede Talent Search Sponsorship committee. “Over our 35 years, we have discovered major talent, internationally-acclaimed country recording star, Paul Brandt, being just one to note. Sponsors have been strong supporters of our event, and, through their generous contributions, have created an opportunity for all our performers to be their best.”

 A free audition training workshop for all potential contestants is being held Saturday, March 7th at Lord Beaverbrook High School. Young performers between ages 6 and 21 are invited to visit for details and registration information.