The Calgary Stampede is an organization that operates year-round, and not just 10 days out of the year.
Throughout the year, you can find a Stampede presence at a variety of community and private events, festivals and more, not just in Calgary, but within the province and even outside of it. Our organization throws many events for the public on our own (for example, the 100 Day Launch Event last March 29 at Olympic Plaza and the Four Corners – presented by BURNCO events happening in the coming weeks in various quadrants of the city), but we also take requests from various groups in the community who would like a Stampede presence at their event to help enhance it.
Today, Stampede volunteers were at the Shaw Campus in NE Calgary helping them pull off their own Stampede breakfast helping their employees celebrate the end of their Fill the Food Banks campaign, a part of their nation-wide Together is Amazing initiative. As of May 4, Shaw’s managed to collect 718,000 pounds of food and $339,000 to feed the hungry nation-wide.
To celebrate Calgary’s part in the success, employees were able to partake in an old-fashioned Stampede breakfast complete with pancakes and sausage with a small donation to their charity of choice, the Calgary Veteran’s Food Bank.
Here are some more pictures from the event:
If you’d like to request a Stampede presence at your event, it’s very easy. Simply fill out this form with the details of your event (for example, date, location and description), and the Stampede assets you’d like to appear. You can book appearances by the Stampede Queen and Princesses, Indian Princess or Harry the Horse, or you can request volunteers from committees like Downtown Attractions or Promotion to enhance your event with various resources. While we do try to accommodate as many requests as we can, we also get a lot so the earlier you can get your request in, the better!
And if you’re looking for our next BIG Stampede public community event, you need to check out the Four Corners – presented by BURNCO event happening tomorrow (Saturday, May 12) at the South Fish Creek Recreation Complex at 100 333 Shawville Blvd S.E. Running from 9 a.m. to noon, there’ll be pancake breakfasts, demonstrations, special activities and more. With an old-time community fair and interactive games for the kids, it’s like a mini-Stampede festival in your backyard!