Community – it’s the centre of our vision at the Calgary Stampede and the relationships we have with members of our community are the ones we treasure most.
In the last little while, our dedicated Stampede volunteers have been out and about in the community spreading that western hospitality and community spirit we all know and love.
Here’s what we’ve been up to lately:
Racing to the finish line with Bobsled Canada
The Calgary Stampede has once again sponsored the Canadian Bobsleigh and Skeleton team on their quest to the World Cup. This year, the BMW International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Cup is being held at Calgary’s own WinSport. Join us in our cowboy hats on Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24 as we show our community spirit and cheer on our Canadian athletes!
Renovations at the No. 1 Legion
In 2018, the Community Projects & Development and Downtown Attractions committee began a special project for our valued community partner, the No. 1 Legion. This building helps tell the story of the history of our city and for nearly one hundred years has been a place for the community to come together. In December the old carpet was removed and fresh, new carpet was installed, thanks to our partners at KBM. Our work continues this year as we enter the next phase of the project to help breathe new life into this once vibrant space for a new generation to enjoy.
Stampede employees and Volunteers from CPD, Downtown Attractions, the Historical and Public Art committee have been hard at work in recent weeks, cleaning, painting and rearranging the Legion’s artifacts to tell a meaningful story. Stay tuned to see the final reveal in the weeks to come.
Celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year!
On Saturday, January 26, 2019 the Caravan committee served up some Stampede tradition by putting on a pancake breakfast at the Chinese Cultural Centre’s Lunar New Year celebrations.
“Part of what the Community Projects & Development committee does is help form new relationships with community partners and build existing ones. We are always happy to help bring Stampede volunteers together to give back to the community,” said Todd Hawkwood, Chair, Community Projects & Development, who helped organize this initiative.
Participating in the Lion Eye-Dotting Ceremony
The Royal Trio, along with First Vice-Chairman, Dana Peers were honoured to be asked to participate in the Lion Eye-Dotting Ceremony on Sunday, February 3 at the Chinese Cultural Centre. Also performing at the ceremony was the Band of Outriders!