Category Archives: Calgary Stampede

More than a week has passed since the final fireworks of 2015 exploded in front of the Grandstand at Stampede Park. The midway is gone. The infield is silent.  The house guests have evaporated. The rough stock have returned to Stampede Ranch, and the employees and volunteers are sighing with the knowledge that after August […]

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  As a young easterner, I had dreamed of coming west to attend the Calgary Stampede.  I fantasized about stepping into pointed boots and donning a real cowboy hat.  I imagined myself riding a horse in the parade, waving back at all the pretty girls.  In 1967 I finally got my chance, and once on […]

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