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, seven 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 led by CEO Warren Connell.
The Stampede is one of the most respected volunteer organizations in the world, where over 2,300 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 2016 – 2018
Our 2016-2018 Strategic Plan makes the Stampede’s connection with our community explicit. The work that the Stampede does is aimed at providing a benefit to the community now and into the future. We truly are Greatest Together.
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