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Making plans for Stampede? Add these key university events to your calendar

UToday HomeJune 10, 2013

Hundreds of students, faculty and staff flocked to the Taylor Quadrangle for some food, entertainment and sunshine in 2012.Hundreds of students, faculty and staff flocked to the Taylor Quadrangle for some food, entertainment and sunshine in 2012. Photos by Riley BrandtPreparations are underway across campus for what is sure to be a lively and festive Calgary Stampede 2013. This year’s event marks the start of the next 100 years of western hospitality, and brings communities near and far together in celebration.

Here’s a “sneak-a-peek” of the university’s Calgary Stampede website and a few of the university’s planned Stampede festivities:

Stampede Stories: Public Lecture and Showcase
Friday, June 28 – Downtown Campus
7 – 8:30 a.m.

In partnership with the Calgary Herald, the university will kick off Stampede with a pancake breakfast, live entertainment, and a showcase of historical Stampede images.

Following breakfast, guests will be welcomed for a lively discussion on Stampede Stories: Behind the Chutes; Inside the Barns, presented by Ed Pajor, professor of animal welfare, and Renaud Leguillette, assistant professor in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

President’s Stampede Barbecue
Tuesday, July 2 – Taylor Quadrangle
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

President Elizabeth Cannon hosts a campus-wide Stampede Barbecue lunch to celebrate the university’s community partnership with the Calgary Stampede and to showcase the university’s Stampede parade float. Join in as line dancers and ropers perform or sit back and enjoy the sounds of University of Calgary alum Matt Masters.

Stampede Parade
Friday, July 5 – Downtown Calgary
9 – 11:30 a.m.

Come downtown early and show your community spirit while you cheer on the university’s parade float.

Alumni Stampede Barbecue
Tuesday, July 9 – Downtown Campus
Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Join the Alumni Association at our downtown campus for a Stampede-style Barbecue lunch and talk by Dawn Johnston, food culture expert, proud University of Calgary alumna, and senior professor of Communications Studies in the Faculty of Arts.

Johnston’s talk,Festival,Nostalgia, and the Food Culture of the Calgary Stampede, will explore the important role that food plays in culture, community and regional celebrations.

There will be many other Stampede activities on campus, including the traditional breakfasts hosted by faculties and units. Visit our Stampede website for a list of other public events.

The University of Calgary is a proud community partner of the Calgary Stampede and has played many roles in the Stampede story. This partnership and the celebration of the Calgary Stampede supports the university’s Eyes High strategic direction of fully integrating with the community of Calgary.

For news and University of Calgary Stampede event information, visit the university’s Calgary Stampede 2013 website.


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