WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park will be a viewing location unlike all others for watching the Calgary Stampede’s Light Up the City fireworks, presented by TransAlta. As the city’s highest location, the explosion of colour will light up the night sky over the iconic Olympic ski jump tower to help celebrate the Calgary Stampede Centennial.

The Calgary Stampede and the Next Generation Committee are looking for one lucky family to ceremonially set off the fireworks using the Stampede Plunger along side the Stampede Royalty this Saturday July 7th.  The 12-minute show will kick off between 11:00 and 11:30PM. Five international-scale firework displays occur at the same time around the city, making it the largest and most sophisticated firework event ever produced inCanada.

“Light Up the City is our way to celebrate with the entire city,” says Mike Casey, president and chairman of the board, Calgary Stampede.  “Thousands of Calgarians will be able to view the fireworks from their own neighbourhoods.  It will be a once-in-a-lifetime event for Calgarians and visitors.”

So there you have it everyone! Yet another way to come together as a city as we celebrate this special 100th anniversary of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. Want your family to be a part of this exclusive moment of our Stampede history?? Just send us a message on Twitter @CS_NGC stating why you think you should be selected, and be sure to include the hashtag #LUTC. Don’t have Twitter? Then send us an email to and we’ll ensure we include you in the running as well.

Good luck to all! Yahoo!