The Calgary Stampede is a not-for-profit community organization that preserves and celebrates our western heritage, cultures and community spirit. Supported by over 2,500 passionate volunteers, our year-round events, programs and initiatives invest in youth, support agricultural programs, celebrate western culture and make a lasting economic impact in our city.
The CS brand has been a well-known community symbol for over a century. While it stands for Calgary Stampede, it has also come to symbolize Community Spirit and the belief that We’re Greatest Together.
Our core values of western hospitality, integrity, pride of place and commitment to the community are brought to life throughout the year as our gathering place hosts, educates, and entertains a global audience.
Year-Round Economic Impact
Each year, Stampede Park hosts over 1,200 business, tourism, sporting, hospitality and community events and welcomes more than four million guests. These events create thousands of jobs and contribute more than $540M to the Alberta economy.
The Calgary Stampede is a not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes our western heritage, cultures and community spirit. With a vision to create a world-class, year-round gathering place for the community, the Calgary Stampede is governed by a volunteer board of directors comprised of 20 directors elected by shareholders, nine appointees, and the immediate past president. Day-to-day operations are carried out by more than 1,200 year-round employees, overseen by an executive management team.
The Stampede is one of the most respected volunteer organizations in the world, where over 2,500 community volunteers contribute leadership, time, and energy to organize events and activities. Stampede shareholders are also volunteers. Their shares do not grant dividends or appreciate, nor can they be sold. Every March, shareholders elect the board of directors at the annual general meeting.
Strategic Plan 2020-2025
The 2020-2025 Strategic Plan will see the fruition of the Stampede’s current 20-year Master Plan through approaches that will continue to reflect the Stampede’s commitment to our community and our partners while working together to create a world-class, year-round gathering place for the community.View Strategic Plan Document