Government Support

The Calgary Stampede is a not-for-profit organization that reinvests all revenue into our facilities and programs. The support of our public partners is vital to continue developing Stampede Park as a gathering place for Calgarians and visitors from around the world. Our shared vision will enable us to be valued contributors to our community for the next 100 years.

The City of Calgary  

The City of Calgary is a long-time partner of the Calgary Stampede, providing our 100-year lease and support for our credit facilities. The strength of our partnership has made it possible to share our Centennial with the community in all quadrants of the city.

The Government of Alberta

Through the Alberta Lottery Fund, the Government of Alberta supported a number of Stampede programs and facilities. In 2012 we received a $9.3 million operating grant as well as $250,000 to improve facilities, including the Grandstand, Stampede Corral and BMO Centre. The Department of Tourism, Parks and Recreation provided a $5 million community development grant to expand our Centennial activities in the province, along with $100,000 for product development and $50,000 to upgrade our mobile stage. The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development provided a $100,000 annual operating grant, educational initiative support of $236,175 through Alberta Livestock and Meat Association, and a matching grant of $25 million to renovate our Agriculture Building and construct our new Agrium Western Event Centre (beginning July 2012).

The Government of Canada

The Government of Canada, through the Canadian Tourism Commission of Industry Canada, invested $5 million towards collaborative initiatives to promote tourism internationally, featuring the Stampede’s Centennial in key markets. The Canadian AgriMarketing Program committed $34,034 towards profiling our international agriculture program. The completion of River Park phase one was made possible due to a $5 million grant from Western Economic Diversification Canada. Renovation of our Agriculture Building will finish in spring 2012. Construction of the new Agrium Western Event Centre will commence following Stampede 2012, thanks to a $25 million investment from Infrastructure Canada.