Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda has issued the following statement to mark this year’s Calgary Stampede:
“As Minister of Culture and Tourism, I want to welcome everyone to the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, the world-famous Calgary Stampede. It’s a great time to celebrate our agriculture and rural community and western heritage.
“There is something for everyone at the Calgary Stampede. From thrills atop the peak of the midway roller-coaster to the earth-shaking, heart-pounding excitement of the best in Pro Rodeo from the edge of your Grandstand seat, a visit to the Stampede is a wild ride from start to finish.
“Most importantly, it is an occasion to acknowledge Treaty 7 and Indigenous people in Alberta. For over a century, the Indian Village at the Calgary Stampede has provided opportunities to experience and celebrate the traditions and cultures of the First Nations of Treaty 7.
“The Calgary Stampede is more than just a great festival. It’s also a significant economic driver that generates millions of dollars and creates jobs across the province. I want to thank the organizers, businesses and volunteers for all their hard work.
“So dust off your boots, grab your hat and have fun at the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth – Yahoo!”