Happy Stampede 2019!


Yahoo!  The 2019 Calgary Stampede is underway!

2019 marks the 107th year of this great tradition.  In 1912, the Calgary Stampede was born from the vision of Guy Weadick (who just so happens to have an elementary school in NE Calgary named after him).  For more information on the history of the Calgary Stampede, please check out the video below!

With the traditional “Sneak a Peek” taking place last Thursday evening, this year’s Stampede officially kicked off with the Parade on Friday July 5th.  Running until Sunday, July 14th, there are many great events planned for this year, including:

  • Shows: Rodeo, Dog Bowl, Bulls After Dark, and more.
  • Music: Too many great performers to mention!
  • Attractions: Midway (who doesn’t love the rides?), Thrill Zone, Fun for Kids and more!
  • Other Events: Agricultural Showcase and Competitions
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There are also some great events for families and kids (under 6 and they get in FREE!), as well as a beer AND wine garden!  For a complete listing of this year’s events, please visit the official Calgary Stampede website.

For a little Stampede fun, check out this great video of Cowboy Larry bull-riding!

And don’t forget to mozy on over to our 2019 Costen Insurance Stampede Breakfast, taking place tomorrow, July 9th from 8AM – 12PM.

Happy Stampede 2019 from the Costen Insurance Team.