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07-13-2014, 07:53 PM

Calgary Stampede - Chicago 4th July

The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ten-day event, which bills itself as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth",[3] attracts over one million visitors per year and features one of the world's largest rodeos, a parade, midway, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing and First Nations exhibitions.

The event's roots are traced to 1886 when the Calgary and District Agricultural Society held its first fair. In 1912, American promoter Guy Weadick organized his first rodeo and festival, known as the Stampede. He returned to Calgary in 1919 to organize the Victory Stampede in honour of soldiers returning from World War I. Weadick's festival became an annual event in 1923 when it merged with the Calgary Industrial Exhibition to create the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede.


Violence in Chicago continued over the Fourth of July weekend with at least 11 people shot in roughly four hours Sunday afternoon, bringing the total number of people shot since the holiday weekend began to 67.
At least 11 people were killed over the long weekend.


Gun control no Border control

"We need more gun control and background checks."

"We need more money and leeway for our mental health system to catch these people in advance."

"We should shame and regulate the entertainment industry and video game producers who showcase and glamorize violence in their products."

These all raise worthy points—some more worthy than others. But we could do all the above—pass more gun control laws, increase the power of the mental health system, ban violence in Hollywood—and bad things still will happen.

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07-14-2014, 12:15 PM
The stampede has become such a gong show. The city is too big to accommodate it... reptilian politicians all the more reason to avoid it.

07-14-2014, 12:17 PM
Stampede is my favourite time to go on vacation and get out of Calgary for a while.

07-14-2014, 01:10 PM
I had to go help our Calgary branch out of a jam a few years back when the stampede was on. I managed to get 2 nights in one hotel, but had to switch for the 3rd night. I then lost my mind and decided to drive my 10,000lb service truck down into that mess to see what all the hub-bub was about. I can say that I've been to the Calgary Stampede...nice midway and such. I can also say that I'll do everything in my power to never go within 50km of it ever again. LOL.

07-14-2014, 01:17 PM
It wasn't that bad when I was a kid and it wasn't so full of skanks, drunks, tourists - and maybe in my childish innocence - politicians (or maybe I just didn't notice). All dressed in cowboy attire.

Last year I tried getting in for family day, and with something like 20,000 people - it was pure madness. Never again. This year my wife dropped my kids off with my in-laws during family day (get in free). It took me over an hour to get out of downtown when we came to pick them up... and the A/C in my van broke.

A few years earlier, I manned the CF recruiting station, ferrying young kids into a Leapord tank... the carny's sure do like soldiers - they just kept showering us with free mini-doughnuts. I must have eaten 100 donuts a day for the week I was working it.

Seriously, the Stampede basically turns the city into Mos Eisley Spaceport:


Hey Edmontonians - what ever happened to Klondike days?

07-14-2014, 01:18 PM
Lived in alberta my whole life and never made it to the stampede. Something about the 2 hour line ups to get in kept me away

Sgt Shultz
07-16-2014, 08:10 PM
Alberta is a beautiful province, the only problem is there are to many Albertans,,,,rofl

07-16-2014, 08:48 PM
Greatest outdoor show on Earth my ass lol what about Mardi Gras? Cinco de Mayo? Rio? The running of the bulls? Stampede, gimme a break.

Sgt Shultz
07-16-2014, 09:01 PM
Greatest outdoor show on Earth my ass lol what about Mardi Gras? Cinco de Mayo? Rio? The running of the bulls? Stampede, gimme a break.
cinco de mayo no habla espanol

07-17-2014, 12:43 PM
cinco de mayo no habla espanol

Ya well, mamasitas latinas mas caliente, you know. Cowgirls/Alberta girls in general are way too stuck up.