July 4-13, 2014
Calgary Stampede is The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. The charm, warmth and history of Alberta’s
west have attracted crowds to the Calgary Stampede since its inception in
1912. Acknowledged for the best rodeo on
the planet, the world-famous Stampede Parade, the world’s premier Chuckwagon
Championship, also hosts one of the world’s leading western art exhibitions,
the world’s most unique agriculture showcase, and an Evening Show spectacular
that includes an amazing fireworks display, and citywide festivity and
entertainment. The Calgary Stampede is
better to experience than to describe.
The Calgary Stampede
Queens’ Alumni Committee invites Visiting Rodeo Royalty to attend the Calgary
Stampede. These Alumni women are past
Calgary Stampede Queens and Princesses and look forward to hosting you during
your visit. The Calgary Stampede Queens’
Alumni will show you the sights and sounds of the Stampede. There are several
opportunities and venues for public appearances, with introductions made on
stage at most venues. It is a terrific
opportunity to promote your local rodeo and events to over 1.2 million Calgary
Stampede visitors annually.
We are accepting a limited
number of Visiting Royalty applications.
To be eligible to attend Visiting Royalty must; have a reigning rodeo
title, be at least 18 years of age as of July 1, 2014, have accommodations at
our Host hotel if you are travelling and be attending the official hosted
events. Visiting Royalty receive one (1) complimentary guest pass per title
holder and one (1) complimentary chaperone
pass per Royalty group (please note that
these passes are not transferable and provide standing room only). During
your stay, you are fully responsible for all costs including, but not limited
to; travel, lodging, meals, etc.
Stampede Queens’ Alumni Visiting Royalty Weekend Tentative Schedule of Events-
July 3 – July 7, 2014:
travelling (Flights/Driving) will arrive in Calgary, no later than 5:00pm
Thursday, July 3, 2014.
Visiting Royalty Events:
Royalty Welcome Reception – Thursday, July 3, 2014 – Proudly hosted
by the Country Inn & Suites – details
provided in acceptance package
at the Chucks – Friday, July 4, 2014 – 6pm-10pm (approx.) - The GMC Rangeland Derby has been described as
NASCAR for cowboys, featuring four wagons, nine heats, and excitement that is
measured on the Richter scale.
not invited to attend.
– Saturday, July 5, 2014 – 8am-6pm (approx.) - The
Calgary Stampede Queens’ Alumni will show you the sights and sounds of the Stampede:
Queens’ Alumni Historical Display, Caravan Breakfast, Stampede Rodeo, etc. Lunch
provided. Chaperones not invited to
– Friday, July 4, 2014 – The Calgary Stampede Parade, starts at 9 a.m. in the
downtown area of the city. http://www.calgarystampedeparade.com.
– Monday, July 7, 2014 - Calgary Stampede Queens’ Alumni Giddy-Up Grits. This event hosts special needs children from
the Calgary area, along with their families, for a morning of pancakes,
entertainment and midway rides!
HOST HOTEL: The Country Inn & Suites, Calgary Airport is proud
to be the official Host Hotel of the Calgary Stampede Queens’ Alumni Visiting
Royalty. Visiting Royalty traveling to
the Calgary Stampede will stay at the Host hotel, please book reservations by
June 1, 2014. The Country Inn &
Suites have given the BEST rates in town for your stay during the Calgary
Calgary Stampede, Visiting Royalty staying at the host Hotel you will receive
the following VIP package:
Calgary Stampede Courtesy Car privileges during your stay for the
Complimentary Airport shuttle service to the Country Inn & Suites
Complimentary hot and fresh breakfast
Indoor pool & Whirlpool
Complimentary Coffee, cookies and candy (24-hour)
24 hour Fitness Center
Complimentary High-speed Internet access
Complimentary On-site parking
Hotel discount for your Rodeo Associations (October –March)
A Suite has a common
living room with a pullout bed, in addition to a private bedroom with two queen
beds, with a special Visiting Royalty rate of $ 139/night (CDN).
A Standard room has
one room with two queen beds, with a special Visiting Royalty rate of
To make reservations
visit: www.countryinns.com/visitingroyalty or
contact the Country Inn & Suites directly at 403.250.1800. Royalty chaperones and families are welcome
to stay at Host Hotel. Please make
mention you are “Calgary Stampede Visiting Royalty.”
- USA / INTERNATIONAL residents: Please remember you must have a valid
passport to enter Canada.
& RODEO TICKETS: If you wish to purchase Rodeo and
Grandstand tickets for yourself and/or family members who might be traveling
with you, please call our Grandstand Ticket Office, toll free at 1.800.661.1767.
APPLICATION DEADLINE - May 1, 2014
No applications accepted after May 1, 2014.
Application does not guarantee your hosting
at the Calgary Stampede. Limited number of applications accepted,
you will be contacted by May 15, 2014 if your application has been accepted.
The Queens’ Alumni are excited to host Visiting Rodeo Royalty at the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.
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