Calgary Stampede 2015

July 3-12 2015

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The 2019 Calgary Stampede Parade—this is where it all begins


The Stampede Parade is a special part of Calgary's cultural identity and is the event which signals the start of the 10-day celebration.


This year, it will feature a colourful and exciting line up of 112 entries, including 32 floats, over 200 horses, and an unprecedented 19 marching bands from around the world. These bands will be competing in the 2019 World Association of Marching Show Bands competition being held July 4-7 on Stampede Park.


Other highlights of the 2019 Parade include: a salute to the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Victory Stampede and parade; Cowley’s Rafter Six Ranch Family (featuring Stan Cowley, making his 80th consecutive appearance in the Calgary Stampede Parade); and a celebration of the women of the west and the Stampede Foundation with 2019 Calgary Stampede poster artist, Rebecca Shuttleworth.


The Celebrity Judge for the 2019 Calgary Stampede is award-winning Canadian country music singer Aaron Pritchett.  He will select the parade entry he believes best exemplifies the spirit of the Calgary Stampede.



2019 Stampede Parade Marshal

Celebrating women in western culture, the Calgary Stampede is excited to announce, actress and local ‘cowgirl’; Amber Marshall will lead the 2019 Calgary Stampede as Parade Marshal.

Best known for starring role as Amy Fleming, the horse-whispering miracle girl of the television drama Heartland, is a strong, independent and talented local actress. In addition, she has a genuine love for horses and lives an authentic western lifestyle.

“Amber represents and promotes Western heritage and values both on and off the screen. She is a role model to many young viewers and I believe she portrays a very positive message,” says Dana Peers, President & Chairman of the Board at the Calgary Stampede. “As we salute woman in Western culture, I am proud Amber will be the 2019 Parade Marshal.”

Born and raised in London, Ontario, Amber grew up with a blend of big-city smarts and down-home groundedness that has enabled her to accomplish success in each of her many passions. In addition to her role on the long-running television series, Heartland, Amber takes time to help out at local veterinary clinic and spends time with her many animals on her property near Calgary.

Marshall will proudly lead the Stampede Parade riding Spartan, a Quarter horse who happens to be her Heartland equine co-star.


2019 Honorary Parade Marshal

Paying homage to the 1919 Victory Stampede, the Calgary Stampede is proud to announce Commander 3rd Canadian Division Brigadier-General Stephen Lacroix as the 2019 Honorary Parade Marshal. In 1919, Brigadier General H.F. McDonald, who commanded Military District 13 at Camp Sarcee, helped launch the Victory Stampede and formally opened the 1919 Exhibition. BGen Lacroix will ride in the 2019 Calgary Stampede Parade, escorted by two officers from the Lord Strathcona Mounted Troop acknowledging First World War soldiers.


Stampede Parade History Calgarians have been enjoying Stampede Parade festivities for over 100 years
1912 FIRST STAMPEDE Kicked off by Guy Weadick
2,000 INDIGENOUS PEOPLE Led the way in full ceremonial dress
75,000 SPECTATORS Lined the streets to see the spectacle
5 GALLON STETSON Worn by Mayor Johnny Mitchell
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