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Nineteen southern Alberta farms honoured by Stampede

Nineteen farm families from southern Alberta were honoured with BMO Farm Family Awards at this year’s Calgary Stampede. The awards acknowledge the family’s commitment to agriculture and the community, and also showcase those who take an innovative approach to growing their business, demonstrate a commitment to traditional western values, and maintain an exceptional standard of […] Read more

Champions crowned at Calgary Stampede 4-H Rodeo

It was a weekend of rodeo competition Morgan Burgermeister will remember for the rest of her life. The 15-year-old from Hanna emerged from the 19th annual Calgary Stampede 4-H Rodeo with one of the much coveted championship belt buckles, the Reserve High Point title, and a lot of great memories. “It’s hard to pick just […] Read more


Seventeen southern Alberta farm families honoured

Seventeen southern Alberta families were recipients of the BMO Farm Family Awards at the Calgary Stampede. Each year, the municipal districts in southern Alberta nominate one family, who are honoured at a reception, and given a family photograph session, a personalized farm gate sign, and rodeo tickets. The Stampede also posts a history and biography […] Read more

That’s just over one sheep per minute

After previously winning every other major competition on the continent, Tony Troendle has finally laid claim to the Calgary Stampede North American Sheep Shearing Challenge championship. Troendle, of Lead, South Dakota., knocked off fellow American Hilary Gietzen of Minot, South Dakota in the open-division final. “It’s indescribable. It feels really, really good to win Calgary,” […] Read more


Farm Families Recognized For Contribution To Ag

The Calgary Stampede and BMO Bank of Montreal recognized 18 southern Alberta families for their outstanding contributions to the Alberta agricultural sector. Each farm family from southern Alberta was nominated for combining the ideals and traditions of the past with advanced agribusiness practices. The BMO Farm Family Award recipients were chosen by the Alberta Agricultural […] Read more

Calgary Stampede Celebrates 100 Years Of Ridin’ High

For a priceless project like this, Vic Bennett didn’t have to be asked twice to saddle up. Bennett, one of the premier saddle makers in North America, hasn’t taken on large orders in decades, preferring to produce his celebrated creations one at a time. But when folks from the Calgary Stampede’s Western Performance Horse Committee […] Read more