THE LAST 100 YEARS
- Between 1912 and 2015, 67,729,617 people have attended the Stampede.
- Stampede Park has grown from 95 acres to 208 acres. Plus, the Stampede owns two ranches in southern Alberta.
- Agriculture has remained at the heart of the Calgary Stampede since 1886.
- The City of Calgary has widely embraced the Stampede; over 200,000 pancake breakfasts are served at community breakfasts each year.
- The Stampede has remained a volunteer driven organization: in the 1920s the Exhibition had 130 volunteers; today, the Stampede has over 2500.
We're Greatest Together
A COMMUNITY UNITED
The magnitude of the flood damage to Stampede Park was overwhelming, but thanks to pre-planning and quick-thinking, cleanup had already begun. On Monday, June 24, contractors from all over North America arrived to help. Tandem trailers, dump trucks and other heavy machinery laboured in constant, 12-hour shifts. And while the furious cleanup effort raged behind the scenes, a press conference announced that Stampede 101 would proceed.
One of the most daunting recovery tasks involved dirt from the Infield and Track. It all had to be removed - then rebuilt with more than 25,000 cubic meters of clay, sand, and gravel. In addition, every building had to be power washed, sanitized and inspected...with power, communication, and safety systems restored. Many of our buildings continue to be recovered and remediated.
The interior of one of the Stampede's barns after the waters receded in June 2013.
Stampede officials survey the damage on the southwest side of the Park in June 2013.
A panorama of flood waters in the Grandstand and Infield area.
The Elbow River inundated the track, barns and Infield during the June 2013 southern Alberta floods.