b'Calgary Stampede72022 Report to the CommunityCreating a Key Gateway17 Avenue Expansion & Stampede Station RebuildIt has been 40 years since our community has been able to access Stampede Park directly from 17 Ave. Once the main entry point to the annual Stampede, it will again open to both pedestrian and vehicle trafficStampede Station Milestoneas we continue to work with our development partners at CMLC on the exciting 17 Ave extension and Victoria Park/Stampede Station rebuild. Click the button below to watch a video on the Demolition of the old Victoria Park/Stampede Station took place in 2022,progress of the station rebuildand crews have started construction on the new, modern and more accessible station, which will be operational in late 2023.The Victoria Park/Stampede Station rebuild will help provide a key gateway to Stampede Park as we prepare to welcome the world with the completion of the 17 Ave extension and BMO Centre expansion in 2024.WATCH VIDEONew temporary platform at Victoria Park Stampede Station. SAM CentreBuilding the Future, Celebrating the PastWith a rich history that spans more than 100 years, there are thousands of stories of the Calgary Stampede that are waiting to be shared. The Calgary Stampede Foundation, together with the Calgary Stampede, marked a milestone as we broke ground in July on SAM Centrea new destination that will share Stampedes stories of culture and spirit, immersing visitors in the extraordinary peoples, cultures, histories, knowledge and artifacts that have shaped not only the history of the Stampede, but Calgary and southern Alberta. SAM Centre is currently under construction, with the building foundations already complete.Building the future while celebrating the past, SAM Centre will bring Stampede stories to life through highly interactive and immersiveRendering of SAM Centre.experiences, fueled by technology, compelling story-making, western hospitality, and of course, fun. When SAM Centre opens in spring 2024, it will feature 30,000 sq. ft. of space comprised of a permanent gallery, a changing exhibits gallery, an immersive digital experience, exciting programs, indoor and outdoor public gathering spaces, and an artifact and archival collection space. Named after the father of Calgary entrepreneur and philanthropist Don Taylor, who made a transformational gift of $15 million towards the project, and supported by Canadian Heritage, Alberta Culture and the generosity of many philanthropic community members and volunteers, SAM will be a gathering place for Calgarians and visitors from around the world. Read more about SAM Centre here. SAM Centre officially breaks ground.'