The rain didn’t dampen the spirits of more than 1,000 community members of local organizations who attended the preview of the Bell Grandstand Show, Trailblazer last night.

Bell, who is the new title sponsor of the Grandstand Show, together with the Calgary Stampede extended the invite to nearly 40 local organizations who provide a wide-range of social services to their clientele.

Bell and the Calgary Stampede have a shared belief in building strong community connections and events like last night’s not only show our commitment to community, but they exemplify the belief that We’re Greatest Together.

Members of the community got to sing and dance along to Onalea, the star of the show who has blazed her own career from Calgary to Vancouver to New York City and is joined by Calgary’s own travelling band of musical pirates, the Polyjesters.

And of course, it wouldn’t be a Grandstand Show without The Young Canadians, who took to the stage, dancing and singing the night away.

Guests were treated to an interactive experience with audience participation during the pre-show, using their smart phones.

Also added this year to help our guests connect in new ways, Bell has wired the Grandstand with free Wi-Fi.

“Bell has been a proud Stampede partner for over 15 years, and we are honoured to present the 2019 Bell Grandstand Show,” says Loring Phinney, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Bell Canada. “We look forward to finding different ways every year to enhance the Grandstand Show experience for the audience and the broader Calgary community.”

The Bell Grandstand Show begins every night at 7:45 p.m. as part of the Evening Show. Tickets start at $49 and include a seat at the GMC Rangeland Derby and admission into Stampede Park on the day of the show. Standing tickets start at $17.
Tickets can be purchased online at or through the Stampede ticket office at 1.800.661.1767.