By:  Reginald Tiangha

I’m not sure about you guys, but I’ve got a fever that can only be cured with mini-donuts (and alas, not more cowbell; sorry Chris).

I can only speak for myself, but being a born and bred Calgarian, for the longest time growing up, my Stampede week only consisted of the midway and marketplace, mainly because it never occurred to me to do anything else.  It was only within the last few years that I discovered a whole different side to Stampede week that I simply wasn’t aware of.

With Stampede about a week away, I figured I’d take the opportunity to highlight a few events and activities that will be happening on the grounds or downtown during the ten days of Stampede that you may or may not know about. There is a lot to see and do for people of all ages, many of which are free or free with admission, and I’d like to share what I’ve found through personal experience with all of you.

So starting tomorrow, and every day or so up until the start of Stampede, tune into the Stampede blog where I’ll be shining a bright ol’ spotlight on some of the things happening during Stampede week that I feel you may not be aware of.

I hope that you’ll enjoy my “Spotlight on…” series, and in the meantime, if you have any stories to share regarding pleasant surprises or discoveries that you’ve made regarding events and activities during Stampede week over the years, feel free to leave a comment!

Cheers and see you tomorrow!

– Reg