University of Calgary

July 6, 2012


The Calgary Stampede’s 100th anniversary edition officially kicks off today. But the celebrations have been going on for weeks here at the University of Calgary.

Stacks of pancakes and thousands of burgers have been served in advance of the 10-day party set to begin.

So get your cowboy hats, boots and denim on, but remember the rich history of the frontier while you get your midway, rodeo and chuckwagon fix.



Keep your eyes high
University float ready to roll down Calgary streets in Stampede parade.

No more bull
Education grad trades spurs for student teaching.

Tricks of the trade
University personalities show their hidden talents at President’s Stampede BBQ.

Singing with the masses
Stampede 100 choir spot offers Faculty of Medicine communications advisor a grand audience.

Taking it global
Language education program introduces newest Calgarians to a Stampede barbeque.

Hooked on Stampede
Downtown campus kicks off celebration with Aritha van Herk lecture and pancake breakfast.

Field trip
Interdisciplinary course examines the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.

Sharing traditional wisdom and culture
Website showcases Treaty Seven First Nations history with the Stampede.

Studying the Stampede
Experts research and teach the history, culture and social impact of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.

Unforgettable imagery
Getting into the swing of Stampede.

Photos and Video

President’s Stampede BBQ slideshow
Check out some photos of the big event.

Physical Plant Stampede breakfast
Flipping pancakes and tossing eggs in 38th annual campus event.

Pancakes and partnerships
University of Calgary partners with the Calgary Herald to officially kick-off Stampede festivities.


July 5
Vancouver Sun
U of C study aims to reduce deaths of chuckwagon horses

July 1
The Globe and Mail
New techniques used to ensure horse safety at Calgary Stampede

June 30
The Globe and Mail
What the 100-year-old Calgary Stampede means to Canada

June 21
Calgary Herald
Gallery: Stampede Stories pancake breakfast