Every visit to Stampede Park helps build a year-round, world-class gathering place for our community. Your support helps Calgary Stampede invest into enhancing facilities and youth and agricultural education programs that keep the Stampede spirit alive all year round. Development projects like the Agrium Western Event Centre, Riverfront Park and the Youth Campus help bring together communities for generations to come.
Agriculture Discovery Zone /
Agrium Western Event Centre
Despite being a fast growing metropolis, Calgary has deep agricultural roots that go back to the 1880s. It’s a history we should all be proud of, and the new Agriculture Discovery Zone ensures Calgarians of all ages get to share in that pride. The new Agrium Western Event Centre not only celebrates Alberta’s agricultural past, but its future as well and serves as a state-of-the-art facility for large-scale events and agricultural educational opportunities. Though big enough to accommodate concerts and conventions, the Centre is a place where people can learn about sustainable ways to feed the world and, during Aggie Days, experience farming, cattle ranching and livestock up close. In celebrating our rich agricultural roots, we can bring together urban and rural communities.
Performers, musicians and dancers need a space where they can learn, train and be inspired. Featuring wide green spaces, galleries and custom-designed classrooms for performing, the Youth Campus provides that kind of space. The Campus is a place where The Young Canadians and Stampede Showband can realize their full potential as artists with a deep connection to western heritage and values.
The Stampede School offers a more intimate learning experience in a structured classroom setting. From professional horse trainers to First Nation Elders, the school brings in local experts to educate students and teachers on western heritage and agriculture.
The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede
It takes heart, determination and the nerves to face audiences of thousands to become a Young Canadian. For more than 44 years, The Young Canadians have been a big part of the Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show. Conquering that stage is no easy feat, and to ensure these talented young performers can perform, they attend The Young Canadians School of Performing Arts. As part of the Calgary Stampede Foundation program, students receive world-class training in voice, musical theatre and dance tuition-free.
Calgary Stampede Showband
Performing over 200 shows in a year all over the world and in the city, the Stampede Showband is a dynamic group of musicians who serve as Stampede’s Musical Ambassadors to the World. At more than 140 members strong, each member is enrolled into a program that refines their already impressive musical skills and showmanship.
Urban green spaces keep a city feeling vibrant. With the Riverfront Park project, we’re transforming the area along the Elbow River into a gorgeous new city park. As an outdoor venue for festivals, recreation and educational programing, this is a park in the heart of the city where communities can gather and celebrate together.