I’m pleased to invite you to join me in celebration of this year’s Centennial Stampede.
The campus atmosphere is sure to be lively as faculties and departments get in the spirit of Stampede in their own special way. This year, there will be several opportunities to bring the entire campus community together for food and fun.
The festivities kick off at the Downtown Campus on June 20 from 7 to 8:30 a.m. with the Stampede Stories: Public Lecture and Showcase, in partnership with the Calgary Herald. The event begins in true Stampede fashion with a traditional pancake breakfast so make your way down early.
On June 27, you’re invited to join me at the President’s Stampede BBQ from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Taylor Quadrangle. Put on your favorite Stampede gear, bring your appetites for western food and entertainment, and see the unveiling of the University of Calgary’s new parade float.
With a promise to be the biggest one ever, this year’s Centennial Calgary Stampede Parade is sure to be a true community celebration. Show your University of Calgary spirit and cheer on our Dinos athletes as they accompany the new float along the parade route on July 6.
The Stampede embodies the history of Calgary and western Canada—something recognized by the number of our faculty who cite the Stampede in their teaching or research. It also embodies the western spirit of community that sustains us as we build future possibilities.
We are proud to be a community partner of the Calgary Stampede, and look forward to continuing to build on this partnership in the years ahead. I invite you to visit the Stampede 2012 website for more information regarding the University of Calgary’s involvement with the Calgary Stampede.