It was just about the perfect day to hit the Calgary Stampede Midway on Wednesday, with the temperatures being very comfortable and kids under 12 getting in free!
It was BMO Kids Day at the Calgary Stampede and that brought tens of thousands more to the grounds to enjoy the fun.
Thursday is sure to be another big day, but there is an air quality advisory out right now, so take precautions if necessary while out on the grounds. It’s a great opportunity to head down and take in some of the indoor activities.
Attendance on the grounds once again topped numbers from previous years, with 139,812 heading down. That brings this year’s attendance to 877,447.
While there are still a handful of days left and anything can happen, Calgary Stampede CEO Joel Cowley said they’re thrilled with attendance at this year’s event. He said the real difference between 2022 and 2023 was there was still a post-pandemic reluctance on the part of visitors.
Not so this year.
“This year we knew we were going to have a great stampede about a month ago when we started seeing hotel bookings pick up and sales pick up on our on our tickets, and most encouraging, both in the hotel bookings and our ticket sales, is the international crowd is back this year,” he said.
“That’s what really generates that economic impact for our city and our province and the country as well.”
Jimmy Eat World takes the stage
The band Jimmy Eat World capped off a great Wednesday at the Calgary Stampede, with their show on the Coca-Cola stage.
Earlier this year, LWC’s Aryn Toombs caught up with Zach Lind, drummer and co-founder of the band with his thoughts on coming back to Calgary.
If you didn’t catch the show – here are some highlights.
There’s more music today on the grounds – here’s what’s happening.
Tristan Horncastle – 4-5:45 p.m.
Mariya Stokes – 6-7:45 p.m.
Dan Davidson - 9:30-10:15 p.m.
Jade Eagleson - 10:45 p.m.-12 a.m.
Drew Gregory - 11:59 p.m.-2 a.m.
School of Rock Calgary - 12:30 p.m.
School of Rock Douglasdale - 1:45 p.m.
Gayle - 8-8:45 p.m.
Stephen Sanchez - 9:15-10:30 p.m.
The Big Four Roadhouse
Jordy Kinjo - 4:45-8 p.m.
X Ambassadors - 10:30-11:59 p.m.
Calgary Stampede Rodeo and GMC Rangeland Derby
There were some sweet rides in Wednesday’s saddle bronc competition, as the cowboys bested the stock with not a rider being bucked. Stetson Wright and Ross Griffin tied atop the field with and 87, followed closely by Millarville’s Layton Green with an 86.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg for infield action on Day 6 of the Calgary Stampede and GMC Rangeland Derby.
Here’s your results.
|Wright, Stetson||Milford UT||Little Muffin||87.00|
|Griffin, Ross||Tularosa NM||Smokin' Hippy||87.00|
|Green, Layton||Millarville AB||Magic Carpet||86.00|
|Wells, Brody||Powell WY||Ice Cube||85.00|
|Taylor, Quinten||Nanton AB||Chucky||84.00|
|Wilson, Cash||Wall SD||Special Smoke||83.50|
|Smith, Riggin||Winterset IA||TNT||83.00|
|Wright, Statler||Beaver UT||Unsocial Kid||79.00|
|Wanchuk, Kolby||Sherwood Park AB||Elected Liberal||78.00|
|Hay, Logan||Wildwood AB||Eastern Acres||76.50|
|Franks, Cole||Claredon TX||Weary Joke||84.50|
|Aus, Tanner||Granite Falls MN||Dancing Queen||84.00|
|Pope, Jesse||Waverly KS||Showboy||83.50|
|Cooke, Cooper||Victor ID||Turn Back Time||83.00|
|Frost, Jacek||Browns Valley CA||Free Shipping||83.00|
|Taypotat, Ty||Nanton AB||Broken Arrow||83.00|
|Pope, Ty||Marshall MO||Lola||81.00|
|Roper, Jayco||Oktaha OK||Shifting Sands||80.00|
|Thompson, Dean||Altamont UT||Summer Nights||75.50|
|Lees, Jacob||Caldwell ID||Vegas||75.50|
|Parsonage, Jared||Maple Creek SK||Devils Advocate||85.00|
|Kimzey, Sage Steele||Salado TX||Night Shift||84.50|
|Alves, Silvano||Pilar do Sul SP||Kodak Black||82.50|
|Hamilton, Ky||Mackay AU||Moscow Mule||80.00|
|Hansen, Jordan||Amisk AB||Diamond Back||69.00|
|Telfer, Cullen||Plant City FL||Chester||BO|
|Parker, Tristan||Winnie TX||Captain Jack||BO|
|Gleeson, Wyatt||Sundre AB||Jack The Ripper||BO|
|Robbins, Coy||Camrose AB||Jack O Latern||BO|
|Hutchings, Tristen||Monteview ID||Fallen Angel||BO|
|Kinsel, Hailey||Cotulla TX||17.150|
|Ganter, Jackie||Abilene TX||17.570|
|Rule, Dona Kay||Minco OK||17.580|
|Matthews, Taycie||Wynne AR||17.680|
|Smith, Jimmie||McDade TX||17.920|
|Sporer, Brittney||Bakersfield CA||18.050|
|Mcleod-Sprague, Megan||Marsing ID||18.110|
|Whiteside, Kylie||Longview AB||18.430|
|Leischner, Nancy||Olds AB||18.510|
|Manning, Taylor||Yellowhead Co AB||22.600|
|Erickson, Ty||Helena MT||3.7|
|Lummus, Will||Byhalia MS||3.8|
|Robb, Cash||Altamont UT||3.8|
|Webb, Jonny||Okotoks AB||4.1|
|Guenthner, Scott||Provost AB||4.6|
|Hefner, Josh||Knoxville TN||4.7|
|Sparing, Timmy||Helena MT||4.8|
|Waguespack, Tyler||Gonzales LA||5.3|
|Martin, Tristan||Sulphur LA||15.8|
|Talley, Jacob||Keatchie LA||NT|
|Mayfield, Shad||Clovis NM||7.4|
|Enderli, Cash||Liberty TX||7.9|
|Minton, Brushton||Witter Springs CA||9.5|
|Warren, Riley||Sundre AB||13.1|
|Smith, Justin||Leesville LA||16.8|
|Livingston, Lane||Seymour TX||NT|
|Meged, Haven||Miles City MT||NT|
|Hughes, Westyn||Caldwell TX||NT|
|Smith, Clayton||Eckville AB||NT|
|Douch, John||Huntsville TX||NT|
GMC Rangeland Derby
|2||Kris Molle||Graf Mechanical||1:11.5600||0||1:11.5600|
|3||Kurt Bensmiller||Grey Eagle Resort & Casino||1:11.6000||0||1:11.6000|
|4||Wade Salmond||De Havilland||1:11.7300||0||1:11.7300|
|6||Kirk Sutherland||Shaw GMC||1:12.1400||0||1:12.1400|
|7||Layne MacGillivray||Spray Lake Sawmills||1:12.2400||0||1:12.2400|
|8||Todd Baptiste||Red Pheasant Cree Nation||1:12.4700||0||1:12.4700|
|9||Darcy Flad||Encore Canada||1:12.4900||0||1:12.4900|
|11||Danny Ringuette||Canteen Canada||1:12.5300||0||1:12.5300|
|12||Dallas Dyck||Crowsnest Pass||1:12.6500||0||1:12.6500|
|13||Obrey Motowylo||West Legal||1:12.7700||0||1:12.7700|
|14||Chad Fike||Summit Fleet||1:12.8900||0||1:12.8900|
|15||Preston Faithful||Tridon Communications||1:12.9300||0||1:12.9300|
|16||Troy Dorchester||Tridon Communications||1:13.0000||0||1:13.0000|
|17||Jordie Fike||Cantak Tubulars||1:13.1400||0||1:13.1400|
|18||Jason Glass||Birchcliff Energy||1:13.2500||0||1:13.2500|
|19||Mark Sutherland||Global Signs||1:13.5100||0||1:13.5100|
|21||Rae Croteau||Element Technical Services||1:12.0400||2||1:14.0400|
|23||Evan Salmond||De Havilland||1:14.2000||0||1:14.2000|
|24||Cody Ridsdale||O'Chiese Investment & Business Centre||1:14.5300||0||1:14.5300|
|25||Vern Nolin||Excel Projects||1:14.8300||0||1:14.8300|
|26/27||Mitch Sutherland||Tundra Process Solutions||1:11.3700||5||1:16.3700|
|26/27||Chanse Vigen||Tridon Communications||1:11.3700||5||1:16.3700|