The Calgary Stampede Parade – this is where it all begins
The Stampede Parade is an iconic part of Calgary’s cultural identity. Since 1912, the Stampede Parade has served as the official kickoff of The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Each year, the Stampede Parade entertains our community with a showcase of colourful floats, majestic horses and the high-energy marching bands.
It's not just a parade marching down a street; it is a march through tradition, history and Calgary’s culture.
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Stampede Parade Marshal
2021 Parade Marshal - Katari Right Hand
The talented young woman from the Siksika First Nation is featured on the 2021 Stampede poster in an image that showcases determination and perseverance through turbulent times. Right Hand’s Blackfoot name is Nààpiwa otó piim Akikowan which means Rainbow Girl.