2014 Calgary Stampede Queens Alumni' Visiting Royalty

Calgary Stampede July 4-13, 2014


The 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.

Calgary Stampede Queens’ Alumni Visiting Royalty Weekend Tentative Schedule of Events- July 3 – July 7, 2014:

All travelling (Flights/Driving) will arrive in Calgary, no later than 5:00pm Thursday, July 3, 2014.

Hosted Visiting Royalty Events:

Visiting Royalty Welcome Reception – Thursday, July 3, 2014 – Proudly hosted by the Country Inn & Suites – details provided in acceptance package

Evening 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. Chaperones not invited to attend.


Stampede Host day – 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 attend.

Additional Events:

Stampede Parade – Friday, July 4, 2014 – The Calgary Stampede Parade, starts at 9 a.m. in the downtown area of the city.  http://www.calgarystampedeparade.com. 

Giddy Up Grits – 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!


OFFICIAL 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 Stampede. 

As Calgary Stampede, Visiting Royalty staying at the host Hotel you will receive the following VIP package:

  • Welcome Reception
  • Calgary Stampede Courtesy Car privileges during your stay for the Calgary Stampede
  • 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)

Room Options:

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 $124/night (CDN). 

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.” 

PASSPORT - USA / INTERNATIONAL residents: Please remember you must have a valid passport to enter Canada. 

GRANDSTAND & 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.

For more information, visiting.royalty@yahoo.ca

The  Queens’ Alumni are excited to host Visiting Rodeo Royalty at the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.

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