Calgary Stampede: AGLC extends liquor service hours during Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth

The Calgary liquor extension was first rolled out in 2014

The AGLC announced early liquor service hours during the Calgary Stampede. FLICKR

Pancakes and beer don’t really mix, but no one’s gonna stop you from taste-testing it at this year’s Calgary Stampede, as the province once again announced relaxed liquor service rules.

Following their decision to allow early serving for the 2018 FIFA World Cup matches, the Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission said Wednesday booze service can begin at 8 a.m. during the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.

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“As one of Canada’s largest festivals and tourist attractions, the Calgary Stampede embodies a relaxed attitude, and the bars and taverns are great locations for social and business networking. The extended liquor hours are part of our Calgary Stampede spirit and we wish everybody safe, spirited and festive times,” said Calgary MLA Graham Sucha, in a prepared release.

These rules were first rolled out in 2014 and have been in place ever since.

Closing hours for liquor service are not changing as a part of the announcement, the province said.

It’s a blanket approval for all Class A, B and C liquor licensees in the City of Calgary.

The Calgary Stampede runs from July 6 to 15, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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