YAHOO!! was the word of choice everywhere we went function to function, even if the audience didn’t speak english, they understood the meaning of this word! The Calgary Stampede prooved to be better than ever! The Rodeo was intense and full of HUGE talent! There was even a bull rider that would do back flips off the bucking chutes after another great ride! The best part was escorting the champions on the grandstand stage on Final Sunday!
The Chuckwagons had my heart racing as they came down that Half Mile of Hell! whoa! those guys are such tough cowboys, but so nice and down to earth. Great run guys!!
Everynight before the chucks would start, we would stand on the grandstand stage and the royals would take turns speaking, and everyone did so well everytime! I tell you, that is such a rush speaking in front of 20 thousand people! and after, we sang our hearts out to my favorite song-Oh Canada. What a special memory!
And the Grandstand Show rightfully re-named “The Big Show”! As someone put it, “it was moulan rouge on steroids!” Absolutly incredible! The entire audience was dazzled, amazed, and dancing in their seats! I can’t say enough about it! So much fun!
This was the most memorable 10 days of not only my life, but for those who got to experience the Stampede for themselves. Even all the people that were involved behind the scenes had so much passion and dedication in making this Stampede hold true to its name, “The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth!”
Thank you to everyone who contributed!!