b'Calgary Stampede192022 Report to the CommunityTrellis Society and the Calgary Stampede Celebrate 50 YearsEvery summer, Trellis Society gives 250 youth a chance to gain valuableduring our annual celebration each July, said Allison Wright, Director, Park &work experience at one of the largest annual events in the country. TheFacility Services, Calgary Stampede. Stampede Youth Work Experience program is the agencys longest-runningStampede work experience provides an employment experience in a safe program, and this year Trellis and the Calgary Stampede celebrated aand supportive environment where vulnerable youth are able to build milestone 50th anniversary.connections with their community, gain valuable lifelong skills such as We deeply value our 50-year partnership with this wonderful organizationteamwork, and develop a sense of self-sufficiency that they can build off of and are grateful to provide Calgary youth with valuable work experience,for their future, said Robyn Yon, Program Manager with Trellis Society. while also receiving essential support to keep Stampede Park guest-ready 1981 Trellis Stampede Youth Work Experience program participants. 1970s Trellis Stampede Youth Work Experience program participants.Hands-on Fun at Stampede Summer CampStampede Summer Camp, a partnership between the Calgary Stampede Education team and the Centre for Newcomers, returned in 2022 and provided 56 participants ages eight to 11 a summer camp opportunity focused on creating a sense of belonging to Calgary and the community.A new addition to summer camp this year was professional Rodeo Entertainer Brett Monea. A staple at the Calgary Stampede Rodeo and many others, Brett taught our day campers the art of Rodeo entertaining. Participants also enjoyed a one-of-a-kind experience practicing their dancing skills with Elder Shirley Hill, a fancy shawl dancer who lead the campers in a smudge and hoop dance.Camper learns to rope with 2022 Stampede Princess, Jenna Peters.Amy and Angie from Heard Wellness Through Horses, along with their equine assistants Freckles and Bart, joined our campers for an afternoon of horse interactions. Calgary Firefighters pay a visit to Stampede Summer Camp.'