2012 marks the 100th celebration of the Calgary Stampede and I'm proud to say that I've attended this annual event over 40 times. This year it begins today on July 6 and runs for 10 exciting days. I love it all.... beginning with the Parade (this morning from 9-12) to the Rodeo, Chuck Wagon Races, Grandstand Show, Concerts (I'm off to see Brad Paisley on the 14th), Midway Rides, Arts & Crafts Displays (I have participated and won ribbons over the years), Agriculture & Animal Barns and food (can't pass up those mini donuts).
When my son was 4-5 years old he participated in the Mutton Bustin' event at various rodeos around town. This is an event similar to bull riding or bronc riding in which children ride sheep. I couldn't resist doing a western themed layout in honour of the Calgary Stampede's 100th celebration. He is 22 years old now and has attended his fair share of events at the Calgary Stampede. My daughter also participated for many years in the Calgary Round-up and Calgary Stetson Marching Show Bands. Both of them creating memories that will last a lifetime.
I hope you all get a chance to attend The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth at least once! YAHOO!