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The Young Canadians show their zest for life!

“You don’t know this yet, but you are about to win your second world championship and will go on to win your third next summer! Remember how you feel right now. The passion, the strength, the determination, they will follow you forever,” wrote Katie a Calgary Stampede Showband member in a reflection letter to herself.

For Katie and many others, being a part of the Calgary Stampede’s performing arts programs is about more than performance excellence, it’s about building confidence. Since joining the Stampede Showband, Katie’s confidence has soared and she’s become part of a community of champions.

The Calgary Stampede Showband are five-time world champions and challenge young Calgarians to think about what it means to be a citizen, an active member of their community, while learning about western heritage.

May is Leave a Legacy month and the perfect time to finalize your legacy and become part of the Stampede’s story. A planned gift to the Calgary Stampede Foundation will help build the next generation of community builders, change-makers and trailblazers.

“When you support the Calgary Stampede Foundation, you are supporting programs that motivate and engage youth, empowering them to do amazing things. These programs are an important part of the fabric of our city and create a generation of young people with the skills, confidence and drive to make the future brighter,” says Sandra Lunder, manager, philanthropy & community investment.

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The Calgary Stampede and Calgary Stampede Foundation are extremely proud to create opportunities that support our talented youth, allowing them to grow into the leaders of tomorrow.

By becoming part of the Stampede’s story your generosity will enhance our performing arts, agriculture programs and unique educational experiences, such as: the Calgary Stampede Showband, The Young Canadians School of Performing Arts, 4-H programs, Stampede School and the OH Ranch Education Program.

Past president of the Calgary Stampede and generous donor, Bob Thompson sheds some light on why he chose to support the Stampede, “For me the choice was an easy one. My family has a long history with the organization and I understand and believe in the great contributions the Stampede makes to the community and to youth achievement. The difference these programs make is nothing short of amazing.”

Without donor contributions, we wouldn’t be able to offer youth the opportunity to realize their potential, hone their talents and build valuable leadership capabilities.

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The Calgary Stampede Showband has 140 members and travels all over the world!

“We appreciate every donor and contribution to help the Stampede continue its important work of shaping the future of our city,” shares Lunder.

What is planned giving?

A planned gift is a donation you make during your lifetime, but which the Calgary Stampede will not receive until sometime in the future. There are several types of planned gifts, such as: bequests in your will. We can work with you to tailor-make a gift that helps you fulfill the lasting legacy you want to leave.

Together we can make a difference in the lives of the youth in our communities.To discuss opportunities to make the Calgary Stampede part of your legacy, please contact:

Sandra Lunder, manager, philanthropy & community investment 403.261.9345 or slunder@calgarystampede.com.