University of Calgary

Your invitation to Stampede events at the university

UToday HomeJune 17, 2013

The University of Calgary plans to proceed with its previously scheduled Stampede events, with the exception of the Stampede Stories at the downtown campus Friday, June 28; due to the City of Calgary's request to keep traffic to the downtown core to a minimum, this event has been cancelled.

The university views these events as an opportunity to celebrate our partnership with the Calgary Stampede and show our continued support for the city. We hope to connect with community members, on campus and beyond at these events and celebrate the indomitable spirit of Calgarians.

We will also use these events as opportunities to collect donations for the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Floods, as well as the campus food bank.

From pancake breakfast to music and entertainment, we hope you will enjoy our Stampede events and show your community spirit.

As we approach the start of the Calgary Stampede’s next 100 years, I’d like to welcome all students, faculty, staff and volunteers to three community-building Stampede festivities that celebrate our unique western heritage. Our valued alumni will also be celebrating Stampede on Tuesday, July 9. 

On Friday, June 28, make your way to the downtown campus from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for the university’s kick-off Stampede event — Stampede Stories: Behind the chutes; inside the barns — in partnership with the Calgary Herald. This event includes a traditional pancake breakfast and lively discussion on what happens behind the scenes during Stampede presented by Ed Pajor, professor of animal welfare and Renaud Léguillette, assistant professor in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

On Tuesday, July 2, join me for the President’s Stampede BBQ from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Taylor Quadrangle, with food, live performances and entertainment courtesy of alumnus Matt Masters.

The University of Calgary’s Eyes High float will be proudly in the midst of our community on Friday, July 5 during the popular Calgary Stampede Parade from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the city’s downtown core. The float will venture along the parade route accompanied by 25 of our Dinos’ student-athletes, so bring your family, cheer loudly and show your university pride.

The Stampede embodies the history of Calgary and western Canada, and many of our faculty and staff have made rich contributions to the event that uniquely positions the University of Calgary as part of the Stampede’s remarkable history.

We are proud to be a community partner of the Calgary Stampede, and look forward to continuing to build on this partnership in the years ahead.

I invite you to visit the Stampede 2013 website for more information regarding the University of Calgary’s involvement with the Calgary Stampede.

Elizabeth Cannon

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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