Welcome to the 1912 Society!

The 1912 Society is named in honour of the philanthropic and community leaders that founded the Calgary Stampede in 1912. When you join the 1912 Society, you unite with a group of passionate donors who are an essential part of the Stampede family.

This giving society recognizes donors who contribute $1,912 or more annually to our youth programs. Your annual gift plays an important role in ensuring our programs remain exceptional, accessible, and sustainable.

What We Support

The Calgary Stampede Foundation supports the youth of Alberta by providing dynamic programming that promotes citizenship and education, and enhances leadership skills and personal growth. The Foundation creates spaces that connect with the arts, heritage and education in order to make a vibrant and engaging community.

Performing Arts

Offering diverse learning opportunities, youth work on developing performance, musicianship, interpersonal and life skills. These skill building programs allow them to achieve their goals and become tomorrow’s leaders.

Education

We deliver immersive learning experiences by taking students out of the traditional classroom and connecting them with community leaders. Students build life skills and gain a strong sense of belonging and community.

Agriculture Programming

Young people from both urban and rural communities learn about Alberta’s heritage, sustainability, herd management, and conservation. These programs develop and foster citizenship and a sense of community for all those who take part.

Indigenous Youth Program

The Indigenous Youth Program was created in 2016 to bring together Indigenous youth between the ages of 9 and 14. Each program day is built differently, with program elements working to build resilience and a connection to their traditions whilst having fun. Program facilitators are First Nations individuals who also serve as role models for participants. The program provides participants key opportunities to connect with their cultures as well as other Indigenous youth in a safe space.

Donation Levels and Benefits

Benefits listed are based on annual gift made – 1912 Society pin and belt buckle are one-time benefits

* Year-round parking is not valid during the 10-days of Stampede

** Fair Market Value of the belt buckle is $425. The value will be deducted from the total amount of your charitable tax receipt. Please indicate on your pledge form, or when you make your gift, if you would like the belt buckle

Upcoming Events for 1912 Society Members

Optimist Festive Showcase
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
7:30pm @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Featured Calgary Stampede Foundation Program: Showband, Young Canadians School of Performing Arts, Band of Outriders

Young Canadians Winter Showcase
December 2022
Time and Location to be confirmed
Featured Calgary Stampede Foundation Program: Young Canadians School of Performing Arts

Community Celebration
January/February 2023
Time and Location to be confirmed
Featured Calgary Stampede Foundation Program: Showband Concert Band, Young Canadians School of Performing Arts

Arts in Motion
February/March 2023
Afternoon Start @ Nutrien Western Event Centre
Featured Calgary Stampede Foundation Program: Showband Winter Guard and Percussion, Young Canadians School of Performing Arts

Spring Show
March 2023
Time and Location to be confirmed
Featured Calgary Stampede Foundation Program: Young Canadians School of Performing Arts

Music ‘N Motion
May 2023
Time and Location to be confirmed
Featured Calgary Stampede Foundation Program: Showband, Band of Outriders

1912 Society Sneak A Peek
Thursday, July 6, 2023
7:00pm @ Doherty Hall and GMC Stadium
Featured Calgary Stampede Foundation Program: Showband, Band of Outriders, Young Canadians School of Performing Arts

JOIN THE 1912 SOCIETY TODAY or DONATE NOW

For more information on the 1912 Society please contact Ryan Hancock at rhancock@calgarystampede.com | 403.261.9318

Strong Youth. Stronger Community

Thank you for supporting our Youth Programs