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Our horoscopes predict your Stampede experience

By Frankie Hart, July 6 2018 — Cancer  (June 21 – July 22) You will get a little too caught up in the Stampede spirit and get knocked out after moshing to the Stampede Showband. Leo  (July 23 – Aug. 22) Vowing revenge after getting kicked out of Stampede, you decide to host your own outdoor show. Your colossal…

Stampede showcases Calgary’s strongman community

By Christie Melhorn, July 20 2017 — The Calgary Stampede boasted a new attraction this year alongside its world-renowned rodeo and deep-fried goods­ — the Strongman Competition. The competition took place from July 14–16 and was divided into amateur and professional divisions. Contestants lifted several heavy objects, including atlas stones, axle bars and even Stampede…

Skip the Stampede hangover this year

By Christie Melhorn, July 7 2017 —  Whether you’re committed to wearing cowboy boots during Stampede or want to burn every pair you see, Calgary’s laid-back vibe over the next 10 days can tempt even the most Stampede-averse folks to drink an 8 a.m. beer. However, you don’t have to suffer the bed-riding hangover that typically…

Summer class covers history and culture of Calgary Stampede

By Saima Asad, July 13 2016 — Sit in class and gain course credit, or sit and eat Calgary Stampede food for a different kind of gain? Canadian Studies 451 at the University of Calgary offers both. Offered since 2011, CNST 451 teaches the culture and history of the Calgary Stampede. “It’s a bit about…

All-day CTrain service shouldn’t be limited to Stampede

By Jason Herring, July 12 2016 — Calgary Transit ramps up their train service every year during the Calgary Stampede. For the length of Stampede, trains run at least every eight minutes from 6:00 a.m – 12:45 a.m., and once every half hour for the rest of the day. This is the only time of…

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