b'Our Future Taking ShapeThe BMO Centre expansion as the backdrop of our annual celebration. Familiar Structures, New Spaces Two popular structures on Stampede Park made the move to a new home in 2021, as part of the ongoing construction. The Stampedes public art Tipi was installed near the main entrance to Stampede Park in 2012, where 17th Avenue will now enter Stampede Park. It was taken down in the fall of 2021 and reconstructed in ENMAX Park, home to the iconic Elbow River Camp during the annual Stampede. The historic Quirk Cabin was also moved to ENMAX Park aspart of the 17th Avenue Extension project. It now sits just southof Sweetgrass Lodge. Quirk Cabin was built around 1885 byJohn and Kate Quirk on their ranch near Kew, Alberta. It was restored and donated to the Stampede by Morris A. Shortt in 1986. For many years, the cabin was a meet-and-greet spot for Stampede Royalty. Recently, it has been used by the Historical Committee to tell stories about the Quirk family, as well as highlights in Stampede history. Quirk Cabin, relocated to ENMAX Park.BMO Centre at Stampede ParkSAM CentreBuilding the Future, the Build Begins! Celebrating the Past On December 6, 2021, the first structural steel was raised, It is history in the making. Years of planning, preparation and the marking the next phase of the BMO Centre expansion. More careful curation of Calgary Stampede stories and artifacts will soon than 9,000 metric tonnes of steel will be set into place, reshaping be coming to fruition as the construction of SAM Centre begins. the skyline on Stampede Park, as we work with our partners Enabling works on the project began in the late fall of 2021 in towards building Calgarys new Culture + Entertainment District,preparation for construction to begin in the spring of 2022. and creating a world-class, year-round gathering place for our community. The expansion continues to remain on-time andAt SAM Centre, you will be immersed and involved in theon-budget, with the projected completion date of June 2024.A glimpse at plans for the inside of BMO Centre.The vision of SAM Centre. ongoing story of Stampede. With interactive exhibits, artifacts,and energizing experiences, the stories of Stampede will come tolife for each of us. At SAM, you wont just sit back and listen, youwill play an active part in historys greatest living western storysharing, learning, and having fun, says Angie Glinas, Director, Stampede Campus.Named after the father of Calgary entrepreneur and philanthropist Don Taylor, who made a transformational gift of $15 million towards VIDEO: THE BUILD BEGINS!the project, and supported by the generosity of many philanthropic THE BMO CENTREcommunity members, as well as the Government of Canada EXPANSION REACHES A(Heritage Canada) and volunteers. SAM will be a gathering place for SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE. The BMO Centre expansion includes plans for a grand ballroom. The public art Tipi in its new location in ENMAX Park.Calgarians and visitors from around the world. 6 2021 CALGARY STAMPEDE REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY 2021 CALGARY STAMPEDE REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY 7'