UCalgary is keeping the Stampede spirit strong

This year’s celebrations will be different, but as a partner with the Calgary Stampede, UCalgary is proud to help the Stampede spirit shine brightly.   

You cannot cancel community spirit

Many Calgarians were ready to hang their heads and cry when it was announced in April 2020 that the Calgary Stampede was cancelled for the first time in over 100 years due to the coronavirus. But the greatest show on earth must go on, so the Calgary Stampede and its partners — including UCalgary — are offering many ways to get your fix of cowboy culture, fairway food and community connection.   

Stampede-themed webinars with UCalgary experts


Up Close and Personal With Stampede Horses

Hear about the research and scientific expertise that goes into caring for horses at the Stampede, as well as personal stories about what these magnificent animals are capable of — and how. July 7, 2-3 p.m. MT 


Canadian Agriculture Roots: A Look Back at the Last 140 Years in Canada

Take a journey with us as we get back to our roots. What was Canadian agriculture like and how has it changed over the past 140 years? You will also enjoy a Bannock cooking demonstration. July 9, 11 a.m. - noon MT

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Stampede news from UCalgary

Visit the old west with these research-driven reads from UCalgary Press

Scholars bring historical characters to life and explore the roots of ranching in Alberta — the real history of the Calgary Stampede ...

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Yahoo! Top 6 UCalgary moments at the 2019 Calgary Stampede

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UCalgary's role in the Stampede story

Veterinary Medicine

Researchers in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine provide critical advice and innovative solutions to ensure animal care practices are cutting edge.

UCalgary Researchers

Our researches from faculties across campus provide insight into midway rides and food as well as how to prevent rodeo injuries.

Indigenous History

The Galileo Educational Network, within the Werklund School of Education, developed a website to educate people on the long-standing and important history of the Treaty Seven Nations at the Stampede.

Stampede Culture

Historians and experts in the faculty of arts have written the book on the Calgary Stampede and teach a Canadian Studies course on it every year.

Official Calgary Stampede events

Find out everything the Calgary Stampede has to offer this year. 


Mini Donut Drive Through

Purchase your mini donuts in advance and receive two FREE gate admissions to Sneak-a-Peek at the 2021 Calgary Stampede, courtesy of Bell. Stampede Park, July 6-7 & 9-11, noon to 9 p.m.


Stampede Food Truck Rally

From corn dogs to cotton candy, YYC Food Trucks is bringing you some beloved Stampede treats so you can still fulfill your Stampede foodie adventures. Stampede Park & various Calgary locations, July 3 & 12, Noon – 9 p.m.


BMO Kids’ Day Pancake Drive-thru

The BMO Kids' Day Pancake Drive-thru pops up on Stampede Park for a FREE pancake breakfast. They’re serving them up different this year, but the tradition remains. Stampede Park, July 8, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Stampede the United Way

The Calgary Stampede and United Way of Calgary and Area have partnered to celebrate community spirit. 

#UnitedApart Basic Needs Round-Up for United Way

The United Way and the Calgary Stampede are partnering for the #United Apart Basic Needs Round-Up. Show your local love on July 11 by taking part in a donation drive for basic needs items, such as grocery gift cards, diapers, personal hygiene products, and activity kits for kids and seniors.

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The Social Impact Lab’s Disrupt-ATHON

Gather virtually to collaboratively re-think how we can solve social issues in our communities. Everyone is welcome to take part in the Disrupt-ATHON — sign up to join individually or as a team, or tune in to watch the virtual live stream on July 8.

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