Calgary Corporate Challenge

Calgary Corporate Challenge is a non-profit organization focused on community. It's our mission to provide Calgary & area companies with professionally managed team-building events. We emphasize fun, promote philanthropy, and encourage participation, inclusion, health & fitness, cross-industry networking, and positive teamwork. We build cultures and we nurture teams, with an impact that outlives any single event.

The Calgary Stampede is a supporter of the Calgary Corporate Challenge with the intention of promoting engagement and fun for our employees, while supporting and participating in the local community. Each year, the Calgary Stampede joins the CCC in multiple activities which include various opportunities for all of our employees to become involved.

Dates, times and locations are now available on the Calgary Corporate Challenge website. The Calgary Stampede is in the RED DIVISION.

Click on the individual event for all of the details.  Please note, these dates and times are subject to change.

Event Details

Corporate Challange Giving Opportunities

CCC’s annual Charity Challenge is an optional component of the September Games. It is an opportunity for participating organizations to promote philanthropy and goodwill by supporting our local charity partners through unique Giving Opportunities.

Giving Opportunities are initiatives that are put forward by CCC’s charity partners. The Calgary Stampede can early a single Special Event Point for each Giving Opportunity they complete.

Sign UpView the Giving Opportunities


Formal registration for the September Games is now closed, and Team Captains are in the process of creating their teams.  If you are interested in potentially participating in events, please reach out to the Team Captains individually for capacity information.

5K Run Team Captain
Riley Aisman,

10K Run Team Captain
Austin Lang,

Amazing Race Team Captain
Phil Appiahene-Gyamfi,

Badminton Team Captain
Jackie Li,

Basketball Team Captain
Christine Leppard,

Bocce Team Captain
Cassandra Cummings,

Bowling Team Captain
Mike Cherwinski,

Corn Hole Team Captain
Gayle Cameron,

Cribbage Team Captain
Monique Cote,

Curling Team Captain
Lauren Swick,

Fortnite Team Captain
Harvey Abuan,

Horseshoes Team Captain
Sandy McAfee,

Laser Tag Team Captain
Austin Lang,

Mini Golf Team Captain
Joe Vetere,

Obstacle Course Race Team Captain
Tomi Neilson,

Rocket League Team Captain
Jesse Richardson,

Rowing Team Captain
Ian Graham,

Sim Racing Team Captain
Allison Wright,

Spikeball Team Captain
Austin Lang,

Soccer Team Captain
Drew Thibeault,

Table Tennis Team Captain
Darren Lange,

Trivia Team Captain
Audra Watamanuk,

Truck Pull Team Captain
James Bonaparte,

Volleyball Team Captain
Brett Warder,

Additionally, all of the Team Captains will be at the CCC Kick Off Event on September 6th to chat about the events.

All employees are welcome to come and cheer on our teams.

September Games

The September Games are an opportunity for participating companies to promote Employee Engagement, Health & Wellness in Olympic style games. They bring together Calgary companies for sixteen days of competitions focusing on teamwork and networking.

Our teams will win points for various activities which count towards the total points for the Calgary Stampede.


There are a number of Calgary Corporate Challenge sponsored events, which are open to all organizations who are competing in the September Games. Everyone is welcome to attend, meet new people and mingle with other organizations as well. These events include:

Opening Day Event – Saturday, September 9th at Stampede Park

Half Time Party – Friday, September 15, 2023 at National on 10th

Final Day Beer Gardens - September 23, 2023 at Renfrew Athletic Park

Closing Ceremony – date and location TBD

Calgary Stampede Calgary Corporate Challenge Kick Off
This is an internal event open to all employees at the Ag Pavillion on Wednesday, September 6, 2023. A BBQ lunch will be served and much more information will be available to all at this event. Email calendar invitations to follow. Yahoo!

Charity Challenge

CCC's annual Charity Challenge is an optional component of the September Games. Companies are encouraged to support our charity partners by engaging with them through Giving Opportunities to earn points in the September Games Standings.

Our internal CCC team will choose a number of activities to participate in to support our local community. The following groups are Charity Partners, each offering various giving back opportunities.

If Olympic style sports aren’t your thing; perhaps philanthropy is more your style. Or maybe you’re up for both – AWESOME!!

Each of the charity partners outline a series of Giving Opportunities that allow teams to interact with them in meaningful ways so they can do good and be good (by also earning points in the standings). Through the Charity Challenge and other charity-focused initiatives, CCC companies have raised over $8.3 million since 2006!

Learn More about the Charity ChallengeSign UpView the Giving Opportunities

CEO Challenge

A CEO team of four Calgary Stampede Executive members to cheer on our teams, volunteer their time as Company Volunteers, attend various Special Events, or play in the Sports Events themselves! Points are awarded when the CEO team “checks-in” at events.

2022 photo of Theresa Howland, member of the 2022 CEO Team cheering on our teams.