Graduation Celebration with Students from Angola

As the Royal Trio we never stop spreading western heritage and values. On Saturday we attended the graduation celebration at SAIT for students from Angola becoming certified to work in the oil and gas industry. All the students received a White Hat and said the oath to become honourary Calgarians. Each student had a huge smile on their face when receiving their hat, which made this experience so heart warming. I felt such a huge sense of pride for what these students have accomplished for themselves, but also for their family and friends back at home. During the White Hat ceremony it was a blend of our culture and of Angola’s. After saying the oath, the students raised their hats in celebration, and then all started up in a chant in their own language. This was so unexpected but was such an interesting way of blending aspects from our culture and theirs.

Each student was so excited to see us and they all wanted their picture with the Royalty. These kinds of events are some of my favorite experiences I get as the Calgary Stampede Princess. I feel so honoured to be a part of these students’ great accomplishments and to share a part of my Calgary and Canadian culture. Being a part of giving a symbol of Calgary and the Stampede to these students was an uplifting experience. Seeing each of their faces light up after receiving their hat or taking a picture with us to show their family and friends at home, I know that the spreading of western hospitality did not end after the celebration on Saturday, because this experience will continue back home with them to Angola. I am so happy and full of gratitude for being a part of these students’ experience in Calgary and in Canada. This is truly what the Calgary Stampede is all about.

Following the ceremony there was a dance, and could those students move! I was so impressed with their sense rhythm because I sure can’t dance like that. All of our jaws dropped when the group of students got into formation and started line dancing the Electric Slide. We all were in awe, and joined in on the fun. What a way to wrap the evening.

What’s Happening at Stampede Park: January 31 – February 6

Featuring a special performance by George Canyon, February 5 is Western Night at the Saddledome as the Flames host the Kings for a little Hockey Night in Canada action. Also, the Calgary Boat & Sportsmen’s Show, southern Alberta’s largest fishing and outdoor show, caps off the week in the BMO Centre.

Details on these events and more here:

  • Calgary Boat & Sportsmen’s Show: Southern Alberta’s biggest fishing and outdoor show! Featuring product demos on the latest fishing gear, 2011 boat line models on display, special guests, contests, and much more, here you can find everything related to fishing and boating all under one roof. February 3 – 6 at the BMO Centre. Tickets available at the door.
  • Evelyn Kenny Kennel & Obedience Club: This dog show is an All Breed event highlighting Conformation. Featuring a Meet the Breeds Showcase all weekend long, Scent Hurdle Racing on Friday and Saturday, Puppy Sweepstakes Saturday afternoon, Group Judging on Saturday, and Junior Handling on Sunday. Taking place in the Big Four Building between February 4 and 6.
  • NHL Hockey: It’s Western Night at the Scotiabank Saddledome as the Calgary Flames host the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, February 5 at 8 p.m. Featuring a special live performance by multiple Juno and Canadian Country Music Award winner George Canyon as well as giveaways all night long, if you’re going to the game, make sure to wear your best Stampede western wear! Tickets for this special game are available through Ticketmaster.
  • WHL Hockey: The Calgary Hitmen play twice this week at the Scotiabank Saddledome. First, they face Kootenay Ice on Wednesday, February 2, followed by the Vancouver Giants on Friday, February 4. Both games start at 7 p.m. and tickets for both are available through Ticketmaster.
  • Stampede Casino: Open all year-round and featuring all your favourite slots, tables, a 24 hour poker room, as well as excellent food and special events throughout the year, there’s always something going on down here so why not drop by for a visit? Here’s a taste of what’s happening this week:
    • Weekly Specials: Every week features specials to make your stay at the Stampede Casino more enjoyable. On Sundays, table and slots players can enjoy Afternoon Tea featuring assorted teas, coffee and biscuits from 2 – 4 p.m. Tuesdays are Neighborly Tuesdays where if a player wins a hand play slot jackpot of $250 or more, their neighbor to the right wins a prize as well. On Wednesdays, patrons aged 55 and over can take a Garden Getaway in the Grasslands Cafe where they can enjoy a $3.99 soup, salad, and sandwich from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Finally, Thursday is Ladies Night at the Centre Bar and the 1912 Bar & Grill as ladies can enjoy half-price wine and appetizer specials from 4 – 8 p.m.
    • Players Zone: Every home game night, come be a part of the action with six themed blackjack tables, Flames ticket giveaways, food and drink specials, and much more.
    • Full House Comedy Special: The Stampede Casino and Kris Labelle present the Full House Comedy Special, a night of comedy headlined by Vancouver’s Simon King and featuring Dave Merheje, Sterling Scott, and Chris Gordon. Friday, February 4 in the Big Sky Showroom. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available from Guest Services.
    • UFC 126: Catch UFC 126 in the Big Sky Showroom on three theatre-sized screens on Saturday, February 5 as Vitor Belfort challenges Anderson Silva for the World Middleweight Championship. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the event starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include a complementary snack buffet.

And that’s all for this week. Make sure to sign up to become a Stampede Insider for first-access to exclusive news, contests and other insider information, and be sure to keep an eye on our official Twitter account at @calgarystampede and our official Facebook fan page for giveaways, special announcements, and more! Finally, make sure to visit our website and continue to tune into the official Stampede Blog to learn more about all of the things happening Here. All Year.

Yay for 2011!

After a long break over the holidays my wonderful Stampede sisters and I are back spreading Stampede cheer at all of Calgary’s finest events! Earlier this week the four of us were invited to Tourism Calgary’s 25th Annual Open House down at Gasoline Alley in Heritage Park. We were all very excited for this event as we expected Tourism Calgary to put on a great party, and it is safe to say that no one left disappointed. There was great food, live entertainment, an excellent venue, and of course lots of fantastic people who are part of the tourism industry. We are always super grateful to Tourism Calgary for including us in all of their exciting events and always treating us so well!
The next event we were invited to was a SAIT class’s graduation ceremony. We were asked to help White Hat students who came here from Angola to receive an education from SAIT in oil and gas. This was honestly such a wonderful event for two reasons: first, it is always a proud moment to see how hospitable Calgary is, and how important it is to this city to make sure everyone feels welcome and included. Secondly, there was such positive energy coming from all the students graduating we could not help but feel so happy for their achievements. After everyone was White Hatted all the students were lead in a Cowboy Oath followed by a “Yaaaaahhooooo!” All that excitement had everyone chanting, clapping, and cheering which was a great way to start the after awards dance. For those of you who have not read our blogs before (and those who have not picked this up) the four of us LOVE making our way to the dance floor. We are usually the ones who are trying to lead everyone in a line dance, but to our surprise last night we were the ones who joined in with the students while they started the Electric Slide. How awesome was this night might you ask? Very. It was very awesome.

This year has started out with so many great events it is hard to believe that this year is only going to get better. Yay for 2011!

Artist Ranch Project Announces 2011 Artists

Artist Ranch Project, part of Western Showcase, is excited to announce four artists, Philip BanduraJoanne MacDonaldEveline Kolijn and Adele Woolsey as the featured artists for Stampede 2011. For those of you not “in the know”, four amazing contemporary artists are invited each year to visit and experience a working ranch in Alberta – this year, the artists will be at the Homeplace Ranch near Priddis Alberta. They spend the year creating artworks inspired by the experience, and exhibit them at the following Calgary Stampede Western Showcase exhibition. Be sure to come down to the Western Oasis to experience what these artists have created.

 On another happy note…Tim Belliveau, one of Artist Ranch Project’s featured artists in 2010 and one of the trio of glass-blowers known as Bee Kingdom, was named to Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40 along with his colleagues Ryan Marsh and Philip Bandura, the latter of which will be showing at Stampede 2011. Congrats to the talented trio!

June Bugs in January!

The Travelling Mabels with The June Bugs January 28th

This is promising to be an amazing Stampede 2011! The June Bugs, a great new Calgary group, will be coming to the Window on the West stage this year. This group of five talented women will be showcasing their music on Sunday July 10th. In the meantime, if you feel like shaking out your January blues, join them for their CD release party on January 28th at the Ironwood Stage and Grill in Inglewood. The night is promising to be amazing as The Travelling Mabels, another WOW band, will be joining them in celebration. Should be a great evening of entertainment from these exceptional Alberta musicians.

Kicking off 2011 with Stars and Spurs

In front of the Stars helicopter!

2011 – This is our year! The Fantastic Four (aka Steph, Whit, Eva and I) are back in action and ready for duty! The girls and I were finally reunited under crown last night, for the Stars Air Ambulance “Stars and Spurs” event, which took place at the BMO Center at Stampede Park. What a great way to kick off 2011…this event honored many of the selfless volunteers and sponsors of Stars, as well as some of the Stars VIPs (Very Important Patients) that in very unfortunate circumstances were in need of the assistance of the Stars air ambulance. Seeing the fight, determination and dedication of all of these people was so humbling, and the girls are I were still treated like royalty amongst all of these phenomenal people. The girls and I assisted in escorting many of the award recipients on stage, as well as mingling with the folks attending the event. Hearing the stories of some of the Stars patients was truly incredible.

After our official duties were finished we ventured over to the Stars trailer, which they use for the training and practice of many different medical scenarios. Inside was an extremely lifelike mannequin that was complete with dilating pupils and a pulse! We learned how to intubate a patient who isn’t breathing and how to read a heart rate monitor…it took a couple tries, but I think in the end we may just have saved that mannequin’s life! I think we will leave the real life practice to the professionals, but it definitely gave us some insight on the stress of a critical situation!

Stay tuned for many more adventured of the Fantastic Four – the year has just begun!

Eva intubating our patient!

What’s Happening at Stampede Park: January 24 – 30

This week, Stampede Park hosts the Canadian National Speedball Championships for the 12th time in 13 years, as well as the 42nd annual Calgary RV Expo & Sale, the largest showing of its kind in Western Canada. Finally, The Young Canadians will be holding auditions for junior performers this week as well.

Details on that and more here:

  • Calgary RV Expo & Sale: The 42nd Annual Calgary RV Expo & Sale is the largest showing of Recreation Vehicles, services and accessories in Western Canada. This year’s show features a larger selection of new RVs, an expanded selection of travel destinations allowing you better ideas on what’s available for the Western Canadian RVer, and the RV Lifestyles Theatre presenting topics related to RVs such as towing vehicles & hitches, lifestyle tips, safety, customs information, and insurance. January 27-30 in the BMO Centre. Tickets for this show are available at the door
  • Canadian National Speedball Championships: The Canadian Professional Paintball League presents the 19th annual Canadian National Speedball Championships. Come watch as various Speedball teams from across the country brawl for the National title. Returning this year is the annual trade show where you can get all the latest gear at the lowest prices and featuring all the major manufacturers like KEE, NXE, Eclipse, and more. January 28 – 30 in the Agriculture Building. This event is free for spectators and will also be streamed online via the CPPL website.
  • NHL Hockey: The Calgary Flames continue their hunt for a playoff spot this week at the Scotiabank Saddledome as they take on the Nashville Predators on Monday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. followed by the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, January 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets for both games are available through Ticketmaster.
  • WHL Hockey: The Calgary Hitmen play thrice this week at the Scotiabank Saddledome. First, they take on the Saskatoon Blades on Tuesday, January 25 at 7 p.m., followed by the Brandon Wheat Kings on Friday, January 28, also at 7 p.m. Finally, the Prince Albert Raiders pay a visit to the Hitmen on Sunday, January 30 at 5 p.m. Tickets for all three games are available through Ticketmaster.
  • NLL Lacrosse: It’s the Battle of Alberta this week in the NLL as the Calgary Roughnecks take on the Edmonton Rush on Saturday, January 29 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Tickets for this game are available through Ticketmaster.
  • Stampede Casino: Open all year-round and featuring all your favourite slots, tables, a 24 hour poker room, as well as excellent food and special events throughout the year, there’s always something going on down here so why not drop by for a visit? Here’s a taste of what’s happening this week:
    • Weekly Specials: Every week features specials to make your stay at the Stampede Casino more enjoyable. On Sundays, table and slots players can enjoy Afternoon Tea featuring assorted teas, coffee and biscuits from 2 – 4 p.m. Tuesdays are Neighborly Tuesdays where if a player wins a hand play slot jackpot of $250 or more, their neighbor to the right wins a prize as well. On Wednesdays, patrons aged 55 and over can take a Garden Getaway in the Grasslands Cafe where they can enjoy a $3.99 soup, salad, and sandwich from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Finally, Thursday is Ladies Night at the Centre Bar and the 1912 Bar & Grill as ladies can enjoy half-price wine and appetizer specials from 4 – 8 p.m.
    • Players Zone: Every home game night, come be a part of the action with six themed blackjack tables, Flames ticket giveaways, food and drink specials, and much more.
  • The Young Canadians – Junior Auditions: If your child or someone you know loves to perform and wants to develop their talents in singing and dancing, The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede will be holding auditions this week for junior performers aged seven to 11. Auditions for junior female dancers will be held on Friday, January 28, and auditions for junior male and female singers will be held on Saturday, January 29. Auditions will take place at the Young Canadians Studios in the Agriculture Building, and details on requirements, registration, and more can be found here.

And that’s all for this week. Make sure to sign up to become a Stampede Insider for first-access to exclusive news, contests and other insider information, and be sure to keep an eye on our official Twitter account at @calgarystampede and our official Facebook fan page for giveaways, special announcements, and more! Finally, make sure to visit our website and continue to tune into the official Stampede Blog to learn more about all of the things happening Here. All Year.

The WOW stage is filling up!

Window on the West (WOW) welcomes back a crowd favourite! The Calgary Police Service Chorus will be returning to our stage in the Western Oasis for two performances this year on July 11th and 15th. This volunteer group from the Calgary Police Service are now in their 15th year of performing. With over 50 performances a year, the members have a chance to demonstrate a more personal side and their love of music. Mark this one in your calendar as they tend to pack in the crowds!

With only 168 days ‘til Calgary Stampede (July 8 – 17th, 2011), keep checking back as we fill the WOW stage.

Calgary Police Chorus - coming to the WOW stage!

What’s Happening at Stampede Park: January 17 – 23

If you’ve got white dresses and wedding bells in your future, then you’ll definitely want to check out the Calgary Bridal Fair/Wedding Fair, which caps off this week at Stampede Park.

Details on that and more here:

  • The Wedding Fair: Calgary’s largest and longest running Bridal Fair, The Wedding Fair is the most popular bridal show in Alberta. With over 200 highly qualified wedding retailers and service providers on hand, see all the latest trends and compare, taste, touch, and see what Calgary and area’s top wedding specialists have to offer, all in one convenient location. Sunday, January 23 at the BMO Centre from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tickets available on-line or at the door.
  • NHL Hockey: The Calgary Flames continue their push for a playoff spot against two conference rivals this week. First, the Flames take on the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m. followed by the Dallas Stars on Friday, January 21 at 7 p.m. Both games take place at the Scotiabank Saddledome, and tickets for both are available through Ticketmaster.
  • NLL Lacrosse: The Calgary Roughnecks try to hold onto their lead in the NLL’s West Division this week as they take on the Washington Stealth on Saturday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m. for their fourth game of their 10th anniversary season. Tickets for this game are available through Ticketmaster.
  • Stampede Casino: Open all year-round and featuring all your favourite slots, tables, a 24 hour poker room, as well as excellent food and special events throughout the year, there’s always something going on down here so why not drop by for a visit? Here’s a taste of what’s happening this week:
    • Weekly Specials: Every week features specials to make your stay at the Stampede Casino more enjoyable. On Sundays, table and slots players can enjoy Afternoon Tea featuring assorted teas, coffee and biscuits from 2 – 4 p.m. Tuesdays are Neighborly Tuesdays where if a player wins a hand play slot jackpot of $250 or more, their neighbor to the right wins a prize as well. On Wednesdays, patrons aged 55 and over can take a Garden Getaway in the Grasslands Cafe where they can enjoy a $3.99 soup, salad, and sandwich from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Finally, Thursday is Ladies Night at the Centre Bar and the 1912 Bar & Grill as ladies can enjoy half-price wine and appetizer specials from 4 – 8 p.m.
    • Players Zone: Every home game night, come be a part of the action with six themed blackjack tables, Flames ticket giveaways, food and drink specials, and much more.

And that’s all for this week. Make sure to sign up to become a Stampede Insider for first-access to exclusive news, contests and other insider information, and be sure to keep an eye on our official Twitter account at @calgarystampede and our official Facebook fan page for giveaways, special announcements, and more! Finally, make sure to visit our website and continue to tune into the official Stampede Blog to learn more about all of the things happening Here. All Year.

WOW Stage Welcomes Old Friends

Window on the West (WOW) at the Stampede Oasis is proud to announce our first artists! Returning for a third year to the WOW stage in 2011 are The Travelling Mabels. This refreshing group of high energy ladies have been one of our most popular performances in year’s past. If you want to see them beforehand, the ladies are performing next at the Bow Valley Music Club on Saturday January 22.  

We are also excited to announce another addition to our lineup this year! Fresh off their inaugural WOW stage visit in 2010, the Turnpike Bandits from Victoria, B.C. will again appear on our stage during Stampede 2011.

Keep checking in on the Stampede Blog as we add more artists to the lineup and announce our 2011 schedule.

What’s Happening at Stampede Park: January 10 – 16

This week features a little blue-collar comedy in the form of Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy, plus the 2011 edition of HomExpo.

Details on that and more here:

  • Jeff Foxworthy / Bill Engvall / Larry the Cable Guy: In an almost-but-not-quite revival of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, blue-collar comedians Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Larry the Cable Guy stop by the Scotiabank Saddledome this week for a night of non-stop laughs. Thursday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the show are available through Ticketmaster.
  • HomExpo: Calgary’s home, renovation and decor show, it’s where good things begin! Featuring 200,000 square feet of home building, renovation, and home decor products, this year’s special guest is “design sidekick” Tommy Smythe from HGTV’s Sarah’s House and Sarah’s Cottage. January 14 – 16 at the BMO Centre, tickets available at the door.
  • NLL Lacrosse: The Calgary Roughnecks have started their 10th anniversary season in style winning their first two games of the season. Can they make it three in a row? The Colorado Mammoth are number three on their hit list, and they’ll be playing at the Saddledome on Saturday, January 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this game are available through Ticketmaster.
  • WHL Hockey: Meanwhile, the Calgary Hitmen take on the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Sunday, January 16 at 2 p.m. at the Saddledome. Tickets for this game are available through Ticketmaster.
  • Stampede Casino: Open all year-round and featuring all your favourite slots, tables, a 24 hour poker room, as well as excellent food and special events throughout the year, there’s always something going on down here so why not drop by for a visit? Here’s a taste of what’s happening this week:
    • Weekly Specials: Every week features specials to make your stay at the Stampede Casino more enjoyable. On Sundays, table and slots players can enjoy Afternoon Tea featuring assorted teas, coffee and biscuits from 2 – 4 p.m. Tuesdays are Neighborly Tuesdays where if a player wins a hand play slot jackpot of $250 or more, their neighbor to the right wins a prize as well. On Wednesdays, patrons aged 55 and over can take a Garden Getaway in the Grasslands Cafe where they can enjoy a $3.99 soup, salad, and sandwich from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Finally, Thursday is Ladies Night at the Centre Bar and the 1912 Bar & Grill as ladies can enjoy half-price wine and appetizer specials from 4 – 8 p.m.
    • Players Zone: Every home game night, come be a part of the action with six themed blackjack tables, Flames ticket giveaways, food and drink specials, and much more.

And that’s all for this week. Make sure to sign up to become a Stampede Insider for first-access to exclusive news, contests and other insider information, and be sure to keep an eye on our official Twitter account at @calgarystampede and our official Facebook fan page for giveaways, special announcements, and more! Finally, make sure to visit our website and continue to tune into the official Stampede Blog to learn more about all of the things happening Here. All Year.

GOODBYE 2010. HELLO 2011!

It is now officially 2011 and I am happier than ever to begin the best year of my life. We have already been through three unbelievable months as Calgary Stampede Royalty and are more eager than ever to roll into the next nine. We’ve had more than enough stories to share about the “Adventures of The Fanstastic Four” that I cannot even mention without looking like I’ve written a novel, or at least a chapter in this blog.

I recognize and give plenty of thanks with much gratitude to all of my wonderful sponsors. Without you I wouldn’t be able to embark on what will undoubtedly be the most exciting year of my life. You make me feel like true royalty!

The 2011 Stampede Royalty have been given the chance to really challenge ourselves and be apart of something that truly is for the wellness and caring of others. Myself along with my Stampede Sisters – Jenna, Stephanie and Whitney are determined to make the Calgary Stampede proud and we are all so very happy. Thank you for this incredible opportunity!

I brought in the New Year with tons of love and resolutions to be the best as I can be for myself. If you feel good, you look good…and if you look good you want to do good for others. I am personally entering in a get fit challenge and starting a new outfit, so wish me luck because I myself have started on a new journey and cant wait to dance in my new outfit and new dress for you all.

Have a great week and we shall see each other soon! In the meantime, why don’t you follow my year on the official Indian Princess page on Facebook! www.facebook.com – “Calgary Stampede Indian Princess.” There, you will find photos during my year, information on my generous sponsors, upcoming events and alumni photos of the amazing Indian Princesses who have inspired me in so many ways.

It’s our year!! I look forward to welcoming visitors from around the world at the Indian Village during the 2011 Calgary Stampede – the Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth!

So many smiles and much love from your Indian Princess!

Eva :)

What’s Happening at Stampede Park: January 3 – 9

The Calgary Motorcycle Show and the Danone Superskills Competition highlight the week ahead at Stampede Park. Plus, the Calgary Roughnecks kick off their tenth season in Calgary with their home opener this week as well.

Details on that and more here:

  • Calgary Motorcycle Show: The Calgary Motorcycle Show is the first opportunity of the season to check out the latest models, gear, and after-market accessories from all the major manufacturers, all under one roof. Featuring a Motor Madness Show, autograph sessions with various motorcycle personalities, ride basics sessions and even training seminars for the kids, if it has to do with biking, scootering, and ATVing, you’ll find it here. January 7-9 in the BMO Centre. Tickets available at the door, or advance tickets from select motorcycle dealers in Calgary.
  • NHL Hockey: The Calgary Flames continue their push for a playoff spot with two home games this week at the Scotiabank Saddledome. First, the New York Islanders make their way to town on Monday, January 3 followed by the Detroit Red Wings on Friday, January 7. Start time for both games is 7 p.m. and tickets for both are available through Ticketmaster.
  • Danone Superskills Competition: The Calgary Flames’ official skills competition is back! Bring the whole family to watch Flames players and local minor hockey players go head-to-head to compete for five different skill prizes, and don’t miss the chance to see which Flames members will claim this year’s titles for Hardest Shot, Puck Control, Relay, Fastest Sckater, Breakaway Relay, and Shooting Accuracy. Sunday, January 9 at 11 a.m. at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Doors open at 10 a.m. and tickets are available at all Calgary Co-op locations or through Ticketmaster.
  • NLL Lacrosse: It’s a new season of lacrosse as the Calgary Roughnecks prepare to take on the Buffalo Bandits. Not only is the first game of the season the Roughnecks’ home opener, but it’s also the kick-off to their tenth anniversary in Calgary! Come see all the action at the Saddledome on Saturday, January 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available through Ticketmaster.
  • Stampede Casino: Open all year-round and featuring all your favourite slots, tables, a 24 hour poker room, as well as excellent food and special events throughout the year, there’s always something going on down here so why not drop by for a visit? Here’s a taste of what’s happening this week:
    • Weekly Specials: Every week features specials to make your stay at the Stampede Casino more enjoyable. On Sundays, table and slots players can enjoy Afternoon Tea featuring assorted teas, coffee and biscuits from 2 – 4 p.m. Tuesdays are Neighborly Tuesdays where if a player wins a hand play slot jackpot of $250 or more, their neighbor to the right wins a prize as well. On Wednesdays, patrons aged 55 and over can take a Garden Getaway in the Grasslands Cafe where they can enjoy a $3.99 soup, salad, and sandwich from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Finally, Thursday is Ladies Night at the Centre Bar and the 1912 Bar & Grill as ladies can enjoy half-price wine and appetizer specials from 4 – 8 p.m.
    • Players Zone: Every home game night, come be a part of the action with six themed blackjack tables, Flames ticket giveaways, food and drink specials, and much more.

That’s all for this week. For updates and info on everything Stampede, sign up to become a Stampede Insider, make sure you follow us on Twitter at @calgarystampede, on Facebook through our official Facebook fan page, visit our website, and stay tuned to the official Stampede Blog to learn more about some of the things happening Here. All Year.

Happy New Year, everyone! Wherever you are in the world, may 2011 bring you peace, prosperity, good tidings and good fortune!