Today is the start of the 100 day count down to The Calgary Stampede, 100 years in the making, and us Young Canadians, had the honor of helping to kick it off!
Our day began in the dressing rooms, where the make up, hair and costumes brought us to life. Next step in our preparation, was warming our bodies up and running through our performance to get us geared and ready to show our ‘Stampede Spirit’ to the thousands of viewers gathered to witness the kick off. And thousands of them there were! On our rowdy bus ride there, you could see all the people dressed in their western wear making their way down to the plaza to see what the Stampede kick off was all about. Some even got a preview before they reached the plaza, with all us Young Canadians in our western costumes walking along side them in the streets. We caught quite a few people’s eyes! Some must have thought we just got really in to the ‘Western Wear’ day declared by Mayor Nenshi, but either way, were showing our stampede spirit each step of the way! When we reached the plaza, I was amazed to see how many Calgarians had gathered to be apart of this 100 day kick off, and I felt absolutely honored to be apart of something that unites everyone in Calgary, and soon (in 100 days to be exact) people from all around the world. When it was our turn to take the stage, we all ran out there and did what we all love to do the most, perform for the people! And what a performance it was with the huge crowd cheering us on. We can not wait to perform again, and share the stage with the one and only Canadian country star, Paul Brandt who made his first appearance with us today. Today was a huge success, as I could see the excitement for the Calgary Stampede 100 years growing in every single person I passed by. Well excited they should be, because this years Stampede is going to provide them with the best outdoor show experience they have ever had!