By: Reginald Tiangha
It’s Monday, which means it’s time for another edition of What’s Happening here on the Stampede Blog, where we’ll shine a bright spotlight on some of the various events happening at Stampede Park this week.
First up is the much-anticipated Canadian Rodeo Tour Championship presented by Wrangler. Happening at the Stampede Corral between Oct. 2-4, this event will give fans new and old the chance to see the best cowboys and cowgirls in Canada of the 2009 rodeo season go up against the toughest animals in the world, and is the culmination of the Canadian Rodeo Tour. Included with your ticket is free admission into the Blackstar Saloon where top country music talent such as Lonestar, Shane Chisholm, Jason Greeley, and Karen Lee Batten will be performing. Lastly, the 2010 Calgary Stampede Queen and Princesses will be crowned and the 2010 Indian Princess Sahvanne Weasel Traveller will be presented at the rodeo finals on Sunday afternoon. Some tickets are still available so if you haven’t gotten yours yet, do so now! Tickets are available for as little as $19.86.
Next, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama will be visiting Calgary. This is the first visit of his Holiness to Calgary in 30 years and it promises to be an unforgettable, and possibly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Participating in the University of Calgary‘s NOW conference, his Holiness will be holding his public address at the Pengrowth Saddledome on Sept. 30. For more information on the conference, his public address at Stampede Park, and ticket availability, see here.