University of Calgary

Stampede Stories showcase opens tomorrow

Submitted by darmstro on Wed, 2012-06-20 13:05.

June 19, 2012

The University of Calgary and the Calgary Herald will launch the Stampede Stories public lecture and showcase tomorrow morning at the university’s downtown campus to celebrate 100 years of the Calgary Stampede.

A free pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. for the first 500 people will be followed by a public lecture by acclaimed writer and University of Calgary Professor Aritha van Herk. The author of Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta will discuss the way that Calgary uses the Stampede as a way to build a community connection, bringing together the city’s energy, prevailing atmosphere, attitudes and principles.

The showcase will feature a range of images– both iconic and rarities – from the University of Calgary’s digital image library and memorabilia contributed by readers of the Calgary Herald and the Calgary Stampede.

The showcase at the University of Calgary downtown campus (906, 8th Avenue SW) is open to the public from Wednesday morning through until the afternoon of Saturday, June 23.

WHAT: Stampede Stories public lecture and showcase. Pancake breakfast provided with event limited to 500 people due to space limitations.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. Welcome from 7.30 a.m. followed immediately by public lecture.

WHO: Public lecture delivered by writer and University of Calgary Professor Aritha van Herk.

Media Contact:

Nathan Long
Media Relations
University of Calgary
Phone: 403.210.6308
Cell: 403.970.8573
Email: ndlong@ucalgary.ca