Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Stampedes a comin'

In a few weeks time the city we're in will be going a little bit crazy and a whole lot country for the Calgary Stampede, the worlds' largest outdoor rodeo. It's a yearly event that lasts for 10 days with parades, a mid-way, BBQ's, dancing, massive parties, a huge outdoor rodeo, concerts, fireworks and stage shows. Hundreds of thousands of people will come together to celebrate our western Canadian heritage by getting their par-tay on!  Really more than anything it's an excuse to get up and start drinking at 8:00a.m. (if that's how you roll...) Stampede Pancake boozefests Breakfasts are a strong tradition in our city!  Whether you're "country" or not everybody loves this time of year. It means summer is finally here and it's time to get a little wild! Can I get a Ya-hoo!

Calgary is a city of a little over a million people and Alberta (our province) could be thought of as the Texas of Canada. We've got cowboys, rodeos, a whole lotta oil and wide open prairie. We've got no shortages of cattle ranches, and friendly, hardworking people.  But unlike Texas, what you won't find are guns, cheerleaders, college football fanatics and beauty pageants (that stuff just never caught on up here...)

This is a corporate city with several major international and national organizations and companies having their head offices here. Our oil and gas industry is booming and people work hard but make no mistake, Calgary is a young city (average age is 35 years "old") and it loves to party hard too!

{Bust out of that suit and grab your boots!}

{ all images via Google images}

So soon enough I'll have to dust off my cowboy hat and pull on my cowboy boots (yeah I own them) and my friends and I will have to hit up our fair share of Stampede parties, Pancake Breakfasts, and BBQ's. (Ok maybe just a few, Mama's getting old...)  I'm about as much of a city mouse as you can possibly imagine, but I'll admit I enjoy bringing out my inner cowgirl for a few days every year.Yee-haw y'all! 

So if you wanna come and join the party, Calgary would love to have you!

Hmmkay I'm not a paid sponsor of the Calgary Stampede but I do like to tell my peeps about a good time when there's one to be had. Just lookin' out for y'all. (and apparently I've developed a southern drawl??!)


Alicia said...

FUN!! i'm totally not a country girl BUT i love puttin on the boots and having a good time! it sounds like an absolute blast, i can't wait to read all about it!

Sarah said...

Looks like a great time!

And my fashionista I have a fashion question for you, I have a wedding to attend at a vineyard, what do I wear??? Help :)

Jen said...

That sounds like so much fun! Right up my alley! I might have to start planning for a trip up there ;-)

OceanDreams said...

Ohhh I love events like this, I used to go to rodeos when I lived in UT when I was a teenager. This looks like a blast!


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