Calgary is a great place to live, and chances are if you live here you know a few folk who work hard to keep it that way. These generous individuals exemplify the Western Values that are part of the soul of the Calgary Stampede. All of these individuals deserve our respect and appreciation.

Established in 2005 as a provincial centennial project, the Calgary Stampede Western Legacy Awards are entering their fifth year of honouring community members who exemplify western heritage and values. From now until August 21st, please nominate your community hero. The chosen recipients will be recognized at a Gala Luncheon this fall.

Nominees will have demonstrated significant achievement in promoting or exemplifying western values defined as hospitality, commitment to community, pride of place and integrity. In general, these people will have acted on their visions to create a better community for all, will have helped their neighbours whether near or far, and will have acted honestly and ethically in all their activities. Nominees will live in Calgary and the surrounding area generally bordered by Olds, Strathmore, High River and Cochrane.

The Western Legacy Awards are assessed in three categories:

The Western Legacy Award for Sustained Contribution: the winner will have exhibited extraordinary community support over time.

The Western Legacy Award for Innovation: the winner will have created a single visionary project that speaks to our western values.

The Western Legacy Award for Youth: the winner will be a youth (up to 25 years of age) who has demonstrated his or her commitment to making a difference.

Questions may be directed to Steve Major at 403-298-3643.

Click here for more information on the Western Legacy Awards