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Second Annual Campfire Chats honour Indigenous culture and build powerful connections

The cracking campfire at the second annual Campfire Chats. Photo by: Colleen De Neve. On blankets, huddled around a roaring and crackling campfire, more than 225 Calgarians gathered on Wednesday, June 21, the summer solstice, at the Rise on St. Patrick’s Island, where the Elbow River and the Bow River become one, for the second annual Campfire Chats. The evening was a celebration of Indigenous culture on what is now declared National Indigenous Peoples Day and featured  Kainai Elder, Wilton Goodstriker and astrophysicist, Rob Cardinal who shared stories of the universe and the myths of the Blackfoot Skies. Savanna Sparvier the 2017 Calgary Stampede Indian Princess also performed a traditional jingle dance around the campfire in beautiful regalia. 2017 Calgary Stampede Indian Princess, Savanna Sparvier, opens Campfire Chats with a jingle dance. Photo by: Colleen De Neve “Events on National Indigenous Peoples Day such as this serve to educate, inform and build long-lasting community partnerships,” said Warren Connell, chief executive officer of the Calgary Stampede. “The Calgary Stampede is tremendously honoured to have partnered with the University of Calgary for this important event and to gather Calgarians together to celebrate and share the unique culture of Indigenous people.” The event was […]

Let your hunger be your guide – introducing the 2017 Calgary Stampede food maps!

With the endless supply of Midway eats – from the classics to the daring – the only question left is how to find it all? To help you seek out all the new treats we’ve teased so far, we have created two Midway Food Maps to point your hunger in the right direction. Sure to be your new best friend when your eyes are feeling bigger than your stomach, these maps will guarantee that you’ll never be left starved while Stampeding – or miss out on that certain something on your Midway bucket-list. Happy hunting and bon appetite! Download the Food map East 2017 Download the NEW food map 2017