When it comes to building our vision, we are focused on the continued development of Stampede Park as a gathering place for our community. We have the momentum and success of Agrium Western Event Centre, ENMAX Park and TransAlta Performing Arts Studios as we develop Youth Campus, expand BMO Centre’s event capabilities and pursue the development of other Calgary Stampede land resources.
2017 was a successful and exciting year, as we continued to build our vision of creating a world-class, year-round gathering place for the community, our partners and local businesses.
It’s been a vision years in the making, where Calgary’s most spirited youth grow and their dreams take shape – and, this year, that vision came to life.
This year we deepened our connections with the community as a unique contributor to the positive energy of Calgary. One of the ways we do this is by building valuable and meaningful relationships with those that are new to our city and strengthening our existing relationships with members of the community.
Our specialized programs provide truly unique experiences to thousands of students and members from our community year-round. Together we are helping to create motivated and engaged young people, empowered to do amazing things.
An important part of Calgary Stampede is the preservation and promotion of our western heritage. The Stampede legacy includes more than 105 years of history, and important decisions are made every day about its preservation. Documents, objects and stories are stored safely in the Stampede Archives, and heritage buildings located on Stampede Park are preserved. This history allows us to educate youth, share with our community and establish important connections.
As part of our belief in celebrating the spirit of community, we believe in investing in the leaders of tomorrow. Through our youth education and performing arts programs, we are providing youth in our community with valuable learning experiences they simply wouldn’t have anywhere else.
Beyond The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, Stampede Park hosts more than 1,200 business, tourism, sporting, hospitality, and community events every year, welcoming more than two million guests from every corner of the world. 2017 was another successful year, as we introduced new and exciting programs and welcomed guests from all walks of life.
The Calgary Stampede believes in creating exceptional and one-of-a-kind experiences for our guests. With an eye to the future, we are always looking for innovative and new ways to engage with our community.