Highlights / Calgary Stampede

Arts & Entertainment, Health

COVID-19 closes the Calgary Stampede

It bills itself as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” It’s been around every summer–continuously–for close to a century. No more. COVID-19 has done what a depression, a world war, a gigantic flood and increased pressure from animal activists could »

International, Society

Calgary Stampede’s chuckwagon races claim lives of six horses

Animal rights activists want an investigation into what they are calling “illegal rodeo cruelty” after six horses were killed at this year’s Calgary Stampede after competing in chuckwagon races. Three of the horses had to be put down Sunday, making »

Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

The greatest outdoor show on Earth! On now!

The Stampede is on! Arguably Canada’s greatest entertainment event is on this week in the western city of Calgary, Alberta Many thousands of people lined up on Friday for the event opening Calgary Stampede parade in downtown Calgary © Calgary Stampede/via »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Animal activists take death-free Calgary Stampede with a grain of salt

The Calgary Stampede, the rodeo and culture fest that supporters hail as “the greatest outdoor show on earth” wrapped up its annual 10-day extravaganza on Sunday. For the first time since 2003 no animals died or were seriously injured. Stampede »

Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Animal Life, Society

Activist wants CBC to stop covering Calgary Stampede

Animal rights activists have long complained about the big annual rodeo called the Calgary Stampede and one is calling on the public broadcaster CBC to stop showing it. The event which attracts about one million visitors to western Canada every July »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Calgary Stampede 2016 – the greatest show on Earth

The Calgary Stampede, one of the biggest spectacles in Canada also bills itself as the greatest annual outdoor show on earth. No-one seems to doubt that either. This year from July 7 to the 17th, it’s an event filled with »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Activists say they won’t let up in battle for animal rights

After what they say was something of a breakthrough year in 2015, Canadian animal rights activists say they have no plans to let up in 2016. Animal activists say way too many animals–domestic and on farms–are mistreated. © cbc.ca Over the »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Indigenous, Society

Sights, sounds, thrills overload- the Calgary Stampede

It’s billed as the greatest annual outdoor show on earth. Cowboy skills and western life are still the main theme with big prizes attracting the op professional cowboy competitors from around the world, but the Stampeded bills itself as having »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Calgary Stampede: flood damage repaired, the spectacular event is ready to go

There’s just one day to gountil the start of the “greatest outdoor show on Earth”. Aerial photo show muddy flood water completely inundating Stampede Park, with the main outdoor arena at left, and the Saddledome arena at right, It was »