The Parade committee showcases the Stampede to the world and kicks off the Calgary Stampede by creating an entertaining, diverse, world class parade that celebrates western spirit and culture.

Specific Activities

  • Adjudicate and select the most entertaining entries to enhance the spectator experience from across a variety of categories (ie. floats, bands, native entries, community groups and various horse entries) which include a combination of Stampede and committee selected entries.

  • Create memorable experiences for participants and viewers alike.

  • Produce a world class event through the planning, coordination and production of Parade content and promotion (lineup, program, script, media, broadcast, timing, pace, etc.).

  • Invite audiences to view the Parade live and via televised local, national and international broadcast.

  • Manage all operational logistics of producing the event within the form up area and along the Parade route.

  • Develop a comprehensive logistical plan and work cooperatively with various stakeholders and the City of Calgary to ensure the safe and logistical operation of the Parade (ie. CPS, Fire Dept. EMS, Roads, Transportation and Parks dept.).

  • Through the Parade Safety Sub-Committee, ensure the safety of participants and animals within the Parade through the careful scrutiny of each entry and precautionary measures associated with the safety of all animals in the Parade.

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