The Calgary Stampede is a not-for-profit community organization that preserves and celebrates our western heritage, cultures and community spirit. With the vision to create a world-class, year-round gathering place for the community, the organization reinvests all revenue into a broad range of programs, our facilities and the talent of 2300 volunteers and 1,200 employees who together create our success. The support of our public partners is vital to the continued development of Stampede Park for the benefit of Albertans and visitors from around the world. Our shared vision will enable us to be valued contributors to our community both today and well into the next century.
The City of Calgary
The City of Calgary is a long-time partner of the Calgary Stampede. Along with providing our 100-year lease and support for our credit facilities, the collaboration furthers outreach into the community to enhance initiatives from civic events and celebrations to our annual 10-day celebration. Various programs and activities both at Stampede Park and across the city touch citizens year-round to contribute to the cultural, social and economic well-being of our community.
The Government of Alberta
The Government of Alberta, through Alberta Culture and Tourism, support a number of the Stampede’s programs and facilities through an operating grant of $7.674 million. This generous grant helped: create opportunities for youth to learn about and engage with agriculture through programs like Aggie Days and Journey 2050; attract guests from around the world to share in our unique western heritage and culture through the July Stampede’s signature rodeo and chuckwagon races, western events, agriculture exhibits, local First Nations culture and more; and enable our 49 volunteer committees to contribute their time and talent to bettering our community.
As well, $250,000 was specifically directed in support of our tipi owners and families from Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, Tsuut’ina, Stoney Nakoda nations to create a new pathway and entrance to Indian Village in the brand new ENMAX Park and to revitalize the Stampede Mobile Stage, which engages and enhances community activities across southern Alberta.
The Government of Canada
The Government of Canada, through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriMarketing program, committed $42,965 to enhance our international agriculture initiatives such as business to business engagement, publication and distribution of Profile magazine, and showcasing Canadian producers and practices. The Canada Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) and Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) programs contributed $40,818 and $23,895 to enable additional employment opportunities to support activities both year-round and with Stampede 2017.