It might be the final day of the Calgary Stampede, but things aren’t slowing down one bit. We’ve got a full slate of activities, events and entertainment sure to make you eager for the next Stampede.
Showdown Sunday: Rodeo’s Richest Afternoon
Showdown Sunday has arrived and the top competitors are all hoping for a big payday. This year’s total payout is more than $2 million, making the Calgary Stampede the richest outdoor rodeo on the planet. Sunday’s rodeo will determine the winners for each of the six major rodeo events – saddle bronc, bareback, ladies barrel racing, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and bull riding. For a complete listing of Showdown Sunday finalists, please visit: http://cs.calgarystampede.com/events/rodeo/results/.
It’s been 10 days of thundering speed and excitement in all weather and track conditions. With this year’s new format, and in increase in prize value, it all comes down to Sunday’s final heats. To see who leads in the aggregate standings, visit http://cs.calgarystampede.com/events/chuckwagon-races/results.html.
Winning draws for the Calgary Stampede Lotteries take place Sunday at midnight. There’s still time to get your tickets for the Rotary Dream Home, the Lions Groceries for Life and Lucky Loot, and the Kinsmen Wheels packages. Money raised from the lotteries helps local service clubs in their efforts to support local community projects.
Only one more day to sink your teeth into a giant barbecue burger from the Bull’s-Eye Cookshack across from Nashville North.
There are so many new things this year, so here’s a quick re-cap of some of the favourites you can still catch: The Rocktagon digital playground at The Bell Getaway in the Big Four Building, the Director’s Cut free 8×10 comic photo starring you in the BMO Kids’ Zone, or the increasingly popular Western Oasis and Wine Garden in the BMO Centre.
On Stage for Sunday, July 12, 2009
Nashville North: Emerson Drive 9 p.m., Hey Romeo 11 p.m. and 12:15 p.m.
Coca-Cola Stage: Johnny Reid 9 p.m.
Saddledome Plaza Stage: Recycled Percussion, The USA Break Dancers, The Treaty 7 Native Dancers and The Calgary Stampede Showband (various times throughout the day)
Today’s Rodeo Results
Tonight’s GMC Rangeland Derby Race Results (available after midnight)