The Queens' Alumni Committee is a unique group of former Stampede Royalty that demonstrate a passion for the western lifestyle by bringing the Stampede experience into the lives of children with disabilities.
The tradition of the Calgary Stampede Royalty dates back to 1946 when Patsy Rodgers was named Miss Stampede and traveled across the country to represent the Stampede in New York City.
After nearly thirty years, former Stampede Royalty created the Queens’ Alumni Association. In 1979, they hosted their first “Giddy-Up” event for children with disabilities during Stampede. That event continues today and is one of four Giddy-Up events hosted throughout the year.
Since becoming an official Stampede Committee in 1980, the Queens’ Alumni have built our western foundation upon our passion for supporting children with disabilities, celebrating our sisterhood and upholding our unique niche in the Calgary Stampede’s history.