Canada Calgary Stampede celebrates with Canada 150 flavours and fun

15:26  07 july  2017
15:26  07 july  2017 Source:   Calgary Herald

Calgary Stampede announces Canada 150 Day July 11 with $1.50 admission

  Calgary Stampede announces Canada 150 Day July 11 with $1.50 admission Gearing up for its ultimate Canada 150 celebration, the Calgary Stampede will only charge $1.50 for admission on July 11 — Canada 150 day — as long as you arrive before 1:50 p.m. Gearing up for its ultimate Canada 150 celebration, the Calgary Stampede will only charge $1.50 for admission on July 11 — Canada 150 day — as long as you arrive before 1:50 p.m.

From outdoor hockey rinks to campfire cookouts, Stampede 2017 promises to be the most made-in- Canada festival yet celebrating the country’s 150 th birthday on every corner of the grounds. “Our great country is turning 150 and the Calgary Stampede (is) 105 years old,”said David Sibbald

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From outdoor hockey rinks to campfire cookouts, Stampede 2017 promises to be the most made-in-Canada festival yet celebrating the country’s 150th birthday on every corner of the grounds.

“Our great country is turning 150 and the Calgary Stampede (is) 105 years old,”said David Sibbald, Stampede president. “It’s important to recognize our history – where we have been and of course, where we are going.” 

“At the Calgary Stampede we are committed to creating gathering spaces to build a strong community; we want everyone to join us as we share our history and celebrate the future at The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.”

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This year’s Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth kicked off as always, the evening before Parade Day, with a unique twist on Sneak-A-Peak called IgNITE.

The $32, Ride Louder—Ride Later package includes admission and unlimited rides from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m.. as the midway came alive with lights, fire and DJ beats.

Beakerhead also joined the party with interactive art exhibits, a roaming hippo art car and pyrotechnics with flame-shooting cannons. The Beat Drop stage was scheduled to feature popular DJs like Yung Nino, Smalltown DJs and DJ Goodbar.

“We wanted to expand Sneak-a-Peek this year and with that in mind, we created IgNITE,” says Samara Lastiwka, Stampede production manager.

July 11 will be Canada 150 Day, with $1.50 admission until 1:50 p.m. A loonie and two quarters gets you access to a number of unique Canada-based festivities, from an all-Canadian lineup on the Coca-Cola Stage to an interactive, outdoor hockey arena featuring an appearance from two-time Olympic gold medallist Cassie Campbell offering tips on how to become a better player.

Stampede expected to be a scorcher

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Dana Peers, first vice-chairman of the Calgary Stampede board of directors There was still birthday cake celebrating Canada ’s 150 th birthday, and But that wasn’t all, to help give the new Canadians an extra-special welcome, Community Park South was filled with extraordinary Canadian -inspired fun !

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“It’s an exciting year, to be able to provide so many things on the grounds that will allow everyone to indulge in our Canadian culture, and in all things Canadian,” said Danielle Savoni, public relations manager. “We want everyone to come down to celebrate Canada’s 150th, and really enjoy what a wonderful time it is to be Canadian.”

Stampede goers can also take in a citizenship ceremony for 50 new Canadians, indulge in a Canada 150 birthday cake, or head to one of several campfires on the grounds to roast all-Canadian, scrumptious S’mores.

Daily bargains during the 10-day fair include ride-all-day wristbands, costing $54 on weekdays or $58 on weekends with an optional express pass to get you to the front of the line. That can be especially important for marquee rides like the Spin Out, which lifts you 45-feet in a rotating claw or the Mach 3 which soars up 37 metres then plummets into a speeding 360-degree surge.

Miniature donkey show fills the stands at Calgary Stampede

  Miniature donkey show fills the stands at Calgary Stampede Donkey’s are not asses. Did you know that? I didn’t know that. I mean, they can be an ass – that’s another term for donkey – but they’re actually pretty easy to train, and very cuddly. “The donkeys like doing things,” said Kim Bowie, from the Miniature Donkey Committee. “They’re really intelligent animals – and they’re not stubborn at all. That’s a myth.” Bowie is out at the Stampede about three times a day for the miniature donkey demonstration. After the demo, kids are let into the corral to pet the donkeys. “They really have a lot of characteristics of dogs,” Bowie explained. “They’ll run up to you in the pasture. They like to be scratched and love being around people. In the stalls here in the Stampede they have thousands of people coming by, and they rarely get tired of those little hands reaching through to pet them.” The reason they’re called mini donkeys isn’t because they got hit by a shrink ray – it’s a type of donkey bread that’s especially rare. Found in southern Italy, the breed doesn’t get taller than 91 centimetres at the shoulders. “Donkeys are just wonderful to be around,” Bowie said. “Back in the stalls, the two babies will climb right into your lap to get their bellies rubbed, like your dog probably does.” Kids even get to give their suggestion to name the foals after the event. The demonstration includes jumping over obstacles, typical things that horses do too, except there’s a blue tarp on the ground. Because donkey don’t have great depth perception, they think it’s water – and it takes a great feat of confidence to run through it, because they don’t know how deep it is. It’s adorable.

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In between rides, this year’s midway food presents “Deep-Fried Everything” which offers up a bevy of treats for the daring and adventurous. New fare includes tempura crab, the double bacon mac-n cheese hot dog, deep-fried pork belly, lobster poutine and deep-fried jello.

In and around the new Agrium Centre, families can enjoy the classic heavy horse shows, the blacksmith competition, youth livestock championships, the tractor pull and the always-popular Agrium Ag-tivity allowing city folk to try their hand at farming.

For those taking in the iconic Stampede rodeo and chuckwagon races, rounded out by the evening Grandstand Show and fireworks, this year’s show will be Canada 150-focused, entitled “Together — A Show 150 Years in the Making.”

“It’s a yearbook of Canada,” said Savoni.

The evening event celebrates Canada’s milestone birthday, reflecting on the nation’s past, present and future with spectacular surprises, grand imagery and performances from Alberta Ballet and the Young Canadians.

Producer David Pierce, who won an Emmy for his work on the 2010 Vancouver Olympics opening and closing ceremonies, says the show will be the Stampede’s “biggest, most visually spectacular show yet — an extravaganza not to be missed.”

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