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T-Pain brings the hits to the Calgary Stampede

By Troy Hasselman, July 11 2019 — Music legend, autotune pioneer and hook-singing MVP of the 2000s T-Pain left his mansion in Wiscansin and made his way further north this week for an at-capacity show at the Calgary Stampede’s Coca-Cola stage this past week. Bringing in a solid dose of nostalgia the Stampede to go…

Student tips for Stampede savings

By Kristy Koehler, June 19 2019— For ten days in July, Calgary gets its ‘Yahoo’ on and becomes a beacon of western hospitality, welcoming visitors from around the world to the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth — the Calgary Stampede! Whether you’re new to Calgary and taking in the Stampede for the first time, or…

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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