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UCalgary celebrates Stampede 2016

Submitted by sdweir on Wed, 03/23/2016 - 1:28pm

Building on the tremendous success of UCalgary Day at Stampede 2016, the Calgary Stampede is offering our University of Calgary community — including students, faculty, staff, donors, alumni, and friends — a 20-per-cent price reduction on evening tickets for the TransAlta Grandstand Show. Your ticket includes entrance to the Stampede grounds at any time during the day or evening on July 9, 10, 11 or 12, as well as seating for the best in chuckwagon racing at the thrilling GMC Rangeland Derby, which takes place just before the spectacular evening show.

Tickets for UCalgary community

You can purchase your specially priced UCalgary tickets online and enter promo code UCALGARY or call Ticket Sales Office at 403-269-9822. You will be prompted to set up an online account with Ticketmaster to purchase tickets or log in with an email address — this step will require you to enter your contact information, but you can opt out of receiving emails.

Tickets are now available for purchase until midnight on May 30, so don’t delay — secure your seat at the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth and get ready for an unforgettable western extravaganza.

UCalgary's enduring partnership with Calgary Stampede

For 51 years, the university has shared, and continues to share, many rich connections with the Calgary Stampede:

  • Our Faculty of Veterinary Medicine provides critical advice and innovative research on leading edge animal-care practices.
  • UCalgary researchers offer insight into public food safety and rodeo injury prevention.
  • Students from our Cumming School of Medicine volunteer their medical expertise on the Stampede grounds.
  • Experts in our Faculty of Arts have documented the history of the Stampede as a cultural institution and even offer an interdisciplinary course about the western heritage and rich history of the Calgary Stampede.
  • Our Library and Cultural Resources is the home of the Calgary Stampede Archives digital collection that spans 105 years of Stampede history.
  • UCalgary alumni have a significant presence throughout the Stampede organization, including senior executives, Stampede royalty, and the army of dedicated volunteers who keep this enormous celebration of western culture ticking all year long.

The partnership between the university and the Calgary Stampede is a treasured example of the university’s Eyes High commitment to integrate with the community we both lead and serve. UCalgary and the Calgary Stampede are dedicated to engaging with their communities, and are proud to celebrate their distinctive and long-standing partnership with their shared community members.

Our role in the Calgary Stampede Story

We play many roles in the Calgary Stampede story. Below are just a few of our rich and varied connections:

  • Veterinary Medicine scientists provide critical advice and innovative research to ensure animal-care practices are cutting edge.
  • Our researchers provide insight into midway rides and food, as well as how to prevent rodeo injuries.
  • Historians and experts in Faculty of Arts have written the book on the Calgary Stampede and teach a course on it each year.
  • UCalgary alumni are everywhere - from Stampede royalty, to senior executives, to the army of dedicated volunteers.

Read more about our Stampede connections

Stampede Archives

Stampede founder Guy Weadick offers roping tips to two-year old Lionel Wood at the 1926 Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. Photo courtesy Glenbow Museum, Calgary Herald. 

The Calgary Stampede and University of Calgary Libraries and Cultural Resources are pleased to present the Calgary Stampede Archives digital collection. 

  • View photographs, programs, catalogues, corporate records, and other printed ephemera, just as if you were in the archives yourself.
  • Explore related resources, such as databases and books. Browse the collection

For information on other resources, please see the new Stampede Research Guide .