b'Stampede 2021Together We Ride AgainRecognition for a Safe Returnto Live EventsThe first major in-person event in Canada, the first rodeo, the first live music. The 2021 Calgary Stampede celebrated many firsts and led the way to the safe return to live events.Inspired by the work of Calgary Stampede volunteers and employees, Ontarios 158-year-old Carp fair proudly held its 2021 community celebration in the fall of 2021, inviting President & Chairman of the Board, Steve McDonough to join in. Known as the Best Little Fair In Canada, the Carp Fair celebrated Stampede by Broncs after Dark featured new and exciting elements neverasking McDonough to cut the ribbon to open the fair. Live music safely returns to Nashville North. seen before in the Stampede Grandstand.Bringing Back Live MusicTwo WaysFireworks Spectacular A New Look to Our Iconicto Two-Step at Nashville North The Calgary Stampede was proud to celebrate the resilience andEvening ShowIn 2021 music once again filled Nashville North and so did ourdetermination of our great province through a province-wide2021 was all about doing things a little bit differently, and that community, thanks to a groundbreaking safety program we called firework display on Friday, July 9, 2021. The Fireworks Spectacularincluded the iconic Evening Show performance. With the pandemic Two Ways to Two-Step. The Stampede became the first major event inpresented by Bell, took place in Lethbridge, Red Deer, Edmonton impacting the spring Chuckwagon racing season, and with safety Canada to require guests to show proof of vaccination or complete anand Calgary, where we invited all Albertans to join together infront of mind, the Rangeland Derby was paused for 2021. In its onsite rapid test for COVID-19 in order to enter the venue. More thancelebration as we lit up the night sky in recognition of our sharedplace, a brand-new element was introduced to the Evening Show. 60,000 guests did just that over the 10 days of Stampede, then safelygoals, and how we came together as a community through theKicking off the evening, Broncs after Dark showcased the grit and danced the night away to live country music.challenges of 2020 and 2021. glamour of the western world with high-adrenalin competitions and performances never before experienced in the Stampede A new look for the venue, with open sides to allow greater airflow,This incredible display was a must-see, as the largest and mostGrandstand. Joining the popular Relay Races, Broncs after DarkPresident & Chairman of the Board, Steve McDonough participating in theadded to the safety measures in place. In addition, digital queueingsophisticated firework event produced in Canada in 2021. Each cityfeatured the high-powered horses of Pickup Racing, Ranch Broncannual Carp Fair.was introduced in an effort to prevent long lineups. All of theseexperienced the display in coordination with the fireworks at theRiding and much more. measures contributed to a great experience inside. With nearly Calgary Stampede Evening Show performance, to a synchronizedA Heartfelt Thank You40 artists performing, 2021 had the biggest lineup in the venuesmusical soundtrack.to Our Communityhistory, featuring a unique all-Canadian lineup. We tip our hats to everyone who took steps to walk forwardAn Invitation to Celebrate with with us in 2021. To the sponsors who stood by our side. To the Our Community volunteers and employees who stood tall. To the athletes, entertainers, and participants who showed up and showed usThe Calgary Stampede was proud to recognize those who have the way. And to our community, our city. We couldnt have taken been on our front lines since the beginning of the pandemic. Wethese steps without you walking with us, side by side.tipped our hats and said thank you, offering free admission to frontline workers and three guests for the first five days of our 2021Our measure of success in 2021 was in smiles and laughterand in festival. The offer was warmly received, with thousands taking thegreat memories made with family and friends. Success was also local opportunity to relax and have some fun at Stampede Park.businesses getting a much-needed boost, and our economy a kickstart. In honour of the high school and post-secondary graduating classes ofNo matter how you measure itStampede 2021 was a success. 2020 and 2021 who likely didnt have the grad celebrations they were hoping for, we invited grads to commemorate their accomplishmentsEvening Show audiences experience the speed and grit of Pickup Racing.with their friends and family at the Calgary Stampede. Grads and their guests were offered free admission for the final five days of the 2021The excitement and energy of the Evening Show didnt end there. Stampede, to celebrate this important and exciting time in their lives Headliner musical performances from Terri Clark and High Valley led at The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. into the excitement of the Bell Grandstand Show, where the Calgary Stampedes Young Canadians took the audience through an evening As a final thank you to our community for riding by our side, freeof musical performances, sensational stunts, and jaw-dropping admission to Stampede Park was offered on Sunday, July 18. It pyrotechnics, complete with a finale of fireworks.VIDEO: was an incredible opportunity to celebrate the return to live eventsOUR STORYCELEBRATINGtogether, and we were humbled and grateful for the support weSTAMPEDE 2021received from our community.The Fireworks Spectacular, presented by Bell, lights up the night sky.18 2021 CALGARY STAMPEDE REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY 2021 CALGARY STAMPEDE REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY 19'