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Exclusive Interview [Grapes of Wrath]

Who’s counting down the days to the 2018 Roundup Music Fest happening THIS Wednesday, July 11 at Shaw Millennium Park? We sure are. With Train headlining the event and Goo Goo Dolls, The Wallflowers, and Grapes of Wrath also performing, the music lineup couldn’t get better. Stmpdr had the opportunity this past week to chat…

AREPA BOSS: A First for Calgarians

  Exciting news, Calgary! We are stoked to spread the word about Arepa Boss, our city’s first ever Venezuelan Food Truck serving the traditional dish of Arepa (pronounced: “Ah-Ray-Pa”)! Your first question is probably: “What is Arepa?” Well, quoted directly from the Arepa Boss site (linked above), it is none other than “A delicious Gluten…

Calgary’s YYCBeerWeek Returns

Here are 3 Seriously Legendary Events You ABSOLUTELY Can’t Miss. Calgary’s largest city-wide beer festival, YYCBeerWeek, returns for year two, this June 4-10, and it’s already taking the city by storm. If you haven’t heard of it, you soon will. YYCBeerWeek started modestly in 2017 as a week-long craft beer festival which brings together Calgary brewers, chefs,…

How to: Survive Stampede in the Rain

The one problem that we have with hosting ‘ The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’ is just that. It’s outdoors. And sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate, and by the looks of it this year might be especially rainy. If you do have to be outside – first things first. Be prepared. Wear your straw hat instead…

Road Trips around Calgary

Time to take a Stampede break? There’s so much to see right outside the city limits. Image via Brewster Travel Canada The Banff Gondola Banff is one of many Calgarian’s favourite go-to day trips when you need some time away from the city. Banff National Park is actually the oldest National Park in Canada, established…

Stampede Style Event with Holt Renfrew and Calgary Health Trust

On Wednesday night (June 8th), Stmpdr was lucky to be in the presence of the style greats at Holt Calgary’s 3rd annual Stampede Style Private Shopping Charity Event. The night was hosted by Juno Award winner and Platinum selling artist George Canyon, who queued up the night by serenading us with a few country classics. Champagne…

Calgary Stampede for LGBTQ

The Calgary Stampede has strong, old-time roots in Calgary. There’s a ton to do. From trying the latest and greatest in concession (um, I need that magical looking Crazy Cone situation in my hands immediately) to taking in the Chucks, you’re bound to have all 10 days jam packed. But the question recently came to…

Being A Rodeo Clown Is Hard Work.. And That’s No Bull!

Contrary to popular belief, being a rodeo clown is no joke. While the face paint, wig and mismatched plaid overalls might throw you off, rodeo clowns were introduced to bull riding as a means to protect thrown riders from being trampled or maimed.   In honour of this misunderstood profession, we thought we’d go over…

The 2015 Stampede Coca-Cola Stage Line-Up Revealed!

  Only 41 days left until the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth hits the city once again and we could not be more ready. The Coca-Cola stage is one of the highlights for the average Stampede goer, as the line-up is usually pretty great and you don’t have to stand in a sweaty gross line…

How Stampede & FIFA are practically the same

Generally during Stampede most every watering hole lends itself to the ‘Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth’. TV’s have the various rodeo events and much anticipated Chuckwagon Races on, allowing patrons to enjoy a cold one AND keep up to snuff on what’s happening on the grounds.   Well this year one of the world’s biggest…

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