Tonight was the 53rd Annual Calgary White Hat Awards and I couldn’t be prouder to see 37 members of the Calgary Stampede family nominated!
Celebrating our city’s western heritage in a stylish white Smithbilt is something that all RANGERS on Stampede Park do well. It’s a common sight in my every day life and yet, seeing a proud Calgarian rock the white hat is something that never fails to bring a smile to my face.
The white cowboy hat is an iconic symbol, unique to the city of Calgary. It is gift that shows a visitor our appreciation for coming to our great city– and so it is only fitting that the greatest ambassadors for Calgary, those who work in the hospitality industry and who are front-line champions for our city, should be honoured with a white hat award.
In true Stampede style, we threw a pre-party for our nominated members before heading to the celebration at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.
Red carpet photo shoots! Foam fingers! Fabulous appetizers! Trolley rides! A celebration fit for true Stampede Champions.
Congratulations to all nominees and recipients of the 2015 White Hat Awards. Thank you so much for doing what to you year-round to make Calgary an amazing place to visit for guests and the best city to live in for the rest of us!