New silver coin issued to commemorate Victory Stampede of 1919

New silver coin issued to commemorate Victory Stampede of 1919The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new silver coin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Victory Stampede of 1919, which celebrated the first Calgary Stampede after the end of the First World War. "The Calgary Stampede is an unforgettable celebration of Alberta's pioneering spirit and thriving western culture," said Marie Lemay, president and…

Calgary Stampede’s Enbridge Plaza officially opens

Set to be a community hub and festival space, bringing local and international performers to city

Calgary Stampede’s Enbridge Plaza officially opensThe Calgary Stampede and Enbridge have officially opened the new Enbridge Plaza, which is set to be a community hub and festival space, bringing local and international performers to Calgary. The Plaza is located in the centre of the Calgary Stampede’s Youth Campus. As part of a $1.25 million donation from Enbridge to the Calgary…

Calgary Stampede featuring reimagined Market

‘Bringing elements of the outdoors into BMO Centre that will entice all the senses’

Calgary Stampede featuring reimagined MarketThe Calgary Stampede this year will feature a reimagined Market where people can purchase fresh produce for the first time at The Fresh and Local Farm Market. The Market, located in the BMO Centre, has a new look and will have a mix of retail and entertainment. “We are so excited to unveil the brand…

Music events support Calgary Military Family Resource Centre

The Roundup Music Fest on July 10 and the Oxford Stomp on July 12 rely on corporate support

Music events support Calgary Military Family Resource CentreTwo annual concerts during the Calgary Stampede are raising money again this year in support of the Calgary Military Family Resource Centre. The centre’s mandate is to assist Canadian Forces personnel and their families cope with unique military lifestyle challenges. Proceeds from the Stampede concerts will support programs and services, including prevention, support and intervention…

Team selected for $500-million BMO Centre expansion

Stampede project to involve Stantec, Populous and S2 Architecture

Team selected for $500-million BMO Centre expansionStantec, Populous and S2 Architecture have been selected by the Calgary Stampede and Calgary Municipal Land Corp. as primary consultants for the $500 million BMO Centre expansion. Stantec will act as the Calgary-based prime consultant and architect of record (AOR), Populous will be the architectural design lead, and S2 Architecture will lead the construction administration…

Stampede Foundation receives $1 million endowment gift from Chiu family

Stampede Foundation receives $1 million endowment gift from Chiu familyThe Calgary Stampede Foundation has received an endowment gift of $1 million from Wayne and Eleanor Chiu, who own prominent homebuilder Trico Homes in the city. In a news release, the Stampede said the endowment will support the Foundation’s education programs, such as Stampede School and OH Ranch School and their innovative approach to engaging…

Stampede chuckwagon canvas auction totals up this year

Total proceeds reached $3.28 million and the average bid for the 36 chuckwagon drivers was $91,250

Stampede chuckwagon canvas auction totals up this yearThe annual Calgary Stampede canvas auction, long considered a barometer of the economic climate in the city, raised slightly more money this year than last year for the July 2019 GMC Rangeland Derby. The Stampede said total proceeds reached $3,285,000, which was up from $3,238,000 in 2018. The average bid for the 36 chuckwagon drivers…

A century later, UFA still providing farmers with supplies and leverage

CEO Carol Kitchen talks about how UFA is part of the fabric of rural Alberta, helping agriculture feed people around the world

A century later, UFA still providing farmers with supplies and leverageCarol Kitchen is president and CEO of UFA. Calgary’s Business: What’s the United Farmers of Alberta and what does it do? Kitchen: United Farmers of Alberta (UFA) is a member-owned co-operative. We’re a progressive and diversified business that provides the products, services and solutions our owners and customers in rural communities need to successfully run…

Nation to nation at the Calgary Stampede

So long, Indian Village. Welcome, Elbow River Camp. The Stampede spirit shines through to embrace reconciliation

Nation to nation at the Calgary StampedeAs a member of a family who never missed a Calgary Stampede in 30 years of Calgary residency, I was made incredibly happy by Facebook pal George Brookman’s recent post. His announcement was simple, and direct: “A wonderful representative of the Indigenous people, Cieran Starlight will be the last ‘Indian Princess’ to represent the ‘Indian…

Stampede Investment Forum offers Alberta industry insights

'Unique opportunity for international delegates to connect directly with innovative and entrepreneurial leaders'

Stampede Investment Forum offers Alberta industry insightsThe 2018 Stampede Investment Forum is bringing together 70 companies from 16 countries to learn about investment opportunities in Calgary and across Alberta. The forum, taking place this week in Calgary, has received a three-year contribution of $120,000 from the federal government. It's intended to provide delegates with insights on investing in Alberta's key industry…