THE CALGARY STAMPEDE
Photos and VIdeos by Lawrence Davis, Publisher Splash Magazines
We arrive in
The opening parade went on all day
There was lots to see, to eat and to experience
For those who live in
Judy Love Rondeau, a public
relations representative for
There were animals a plenty
The Calgary Stampede belongs to everyone, the young and the young at heart; it is the symbol of Western values and shared beliefs . . . from midway rides, games of chance and children’s petting and learning barns to the superstars who compete in bareback bull riding , steer wrestling, barrel racing and horse drawn wagon competitions.
The Beauty Queens -
It is opening night; the chuck wagon races have just ended.
Chuck Wagon Race Start -
Chuck Wagon Race End -
The bleachers are filled with stampede fans; a six million dollar stage is wheeled out; the show’s MC gets the crowd cheering as “The Most Spectacular Outdoor Theatrical Extravaganza and Fireworks Display in the World” debuts to this year’s theme:: “ The Spirit of 1912”. The stage ignites in fire and sparklers; then explodes with unleashed talent, colorful costumes, special lighting effects, high kicking dancers; fiddlers, and acrobats; high wire performers fly across the stage in yellow and orange costumes; free style motorcyclists race up ramps, then flip upside down into somersaults, an amazing astonishing feat that leaves the crowd breathless. First Nation dancers, perform an intricate, graceful and traditional dream catcher dance that tells a folklore story.
See Some of the Show -
Spectacular Fireworks -
This fast paced extravaganza has been choreographed with the professionalism and talent of a hit Broadway show, with the added impact of a much larger stage .I sit in awe; energy and love fill the night. As the two hour show builds into its final frenzy, a barrage of fireworks explodes into the “cowboy sky “.
It has been said, since 1912, that when The
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