2015 Calgary White Hat Awards

Tonight was the 53rd Annual Calgary White Hat Awards and I couldn’t be┬áprouder to see 37 members of the Calgary Stampede family nominated!

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Group photo of nominated Stampede employees– we had more people than red carpet!

Celebrating our city’s western heritage in a stylish white Smithbilt is something that all RANGERS on Stampede Park do well. It’s a common sight in my every day life and yet, seeing a proud Calgarian rock the white hat is something that never fails to bring a smile to my face.

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Family members of employees were invited to the special Stampede red carpet celebration. Whether they win a hat tonight or not, they are all champions who deserve to be celebrated!

The white cowboy hat is an iconic symbol, unique to the city of Calgary. It is gift that shows a visitor our appreciation for coming to our great city– and so it is only fitting that the greatest ambassadors for Calgary, those who work in the hospitality industry and who are front-line champions for our city, should be honoured with a white hat award.

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A Stampede family who plays together, stays together through thick and thin. Congrats to all these RANGERS for getting nominated for the award!

In true Stampede style, we threw a pre-party for our nominated members before heading to the celebration at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

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Enjoying desserts before we head over to the White Hat Award event. It was a big night so we all needed to carb load!

Red carpet photo shoots! Foam fingers! Fabulous appetizers! Trolley rides! A celebration fit for true Stampede Champions.

The nominees and their families getting ready to go to the celebrations in style.

The nominees and their families getting ready to go to the celebrations in style.

All aboard the Stampede Express Trolley!

All aboard the Stampede Express Trolley!

Getting dropped off at the Jubilee Auditorium

Getting dropped off at the Jubilee Auditorium

White Hat Award attendees were serenaded with a steel drum performance

White Hat Award attendees were serenaded with a steel drum performance

Before going into the ceremony,  some of our nominees had fun at the selfie station

Before going into the ceremony, some of our nominees had fun at the selfie station

Congratulations to all nominees and recipients of the 2015 White Hat Awards. Thank you so much for doing what to you year-round to make Calgary an amazing place to visit for guests and the best city to live in for the rest of us!

 

 

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