Photo Credit: Bill Marsh

Hey Calgary!

In just under an hour the Calgary Stampede’s 11th annual Metal Art Showcase will be held under our Big Tip Tent.

A spin-off of the Stampede’s annual World Championship Blacksmiths’ Competition (WCBC), the Metal Art Showcase features art from around the world, and new this year, a celebrity component.

Our committee’s own ‘celebrity’ Graham McCrimmon and social media guru Phil Moad will be competing in an “Iron Chef” style blacksmith contest. We’re so excited to see what they come up with! Once the teams have completed their masterpieces, there will be a metal art auction with proceeds donated to the Alberta Chapter of the Children’s Wish Foundation.

We hear that some celebs include Junior Turner of the Calgary Stampeders, TJ Galiardi of the Calgary Flames, Rangeland Derby chuckwagon driver BJ Carey Pavlo Padakin of the Calgary Hitmen, Geoff Snider of the Calgary Roughnecks and Bearcat Murray as auctioneer, with special appearance by Mayor Naheed Nenshi.

Best of luck to all the participants- and of course, go Graham and Phil!!

Yahoo- see you all at the Big Top.