Join author Jennifer Hamblin at the Calgary Central Library for a historical look at the Calgary Stampede’s most recognizable ambassadors, the Queens and Princesses. Since Patsy Rodgers was crowned the first Stampede Queen in 1946, the program has grown to become one of the most beloved parts of the Calgary Stampede.

Hamblin is the author of Calgary’s Stampede Queens (2014).

Hambling Talk Poster

While you’re at the library, be sure to check out the exhibit “Our Stampede: Cowtown Then & Now.” Learn about the origins of the White Hat (hint: it has to do with Calgarians taking over Toronto during a Grey Cup game), arts and culture (did you know that the Calgary Stampede Showband holds five world championship titles?), sports at Stampede Park (the Big Four once held the world record for the number of curling rinks under one roof) and more. Plus, view a showcase of items from the Calgary Stampede Archives.



The talk is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here.