b'Calgary Stampede332022 Report to the CommunityIn 2022, our community let us know they were ready to gather. We could not have achieved a successful 2022 alone. Thank you to our partners for their continued support, dedication and belief in our organization. A Special Thank You to our Government PartnersThe City of CalgaryThe 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, collaboration enables outreach into the community to enhance and support civic activities throughout the year. Various initiatives at Stampede Park and in the city engage citizens and guests, contributing to the cultural, social and economic well-being of the greater community.The City is providing one-third of the funding for the expansion of the BMO Centre, which has progressed on budget with construction toward becoming the largest convention facility in Western Canada.The Government of AlbertaThe Government of Alberta, through Alberta Culture, supported several Stampede programs and facilities through an operating grant agreement of $6.055 million. These funds provided opportunities for youth to learn about Indigenous culture and history, agriculture and sustainability, and to develop performing arts skills, along with 1.2 million guests fromaround the world to experience a full Stampede with iconic events like our chuckwagonraces, agriculture competitions and First Nations cultural presentations in Elbow River Camp. Further, the investment enabled 2,500 volunteers to contribute their time and talent tobuild community and spirit year-round, while $250,000 was specifically directed to complete repair work on the roof of The Big Four Building to ensure the safety of our guests using this public venue.The Province is a one-third funding partner of the BMO Centre Expansion Project. Phase three construction continued on schedule with the final steel beam placed in November, the exterior roofline and features taking shape, and steady progress toward the June 2024 opening of the new tier-one conference facility.The Government of CanadaThe Government of Canada provided support through COVID-19 pandemic income and wage subsidy relief and a one-time contribution of $10 million from the Major Festivals and Events Support Initiative announced in June for the annual July celebration. The Calgary Stampede appreciates this support, which helped sustain employment opportunities and deliver a full presentation with Stampede 2022. The Canada Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) contribution of $46,717 enabled additional employment opportunities during the year.The contribution by Infrastructure Canada of one-third matching funds to the $500 million-dollar expansion of the BMO Centre enabled completion of the main steel frame and the majority of the exterior work, to enable the interior construction to move forward on schedule in the coming year.'