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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,…

A Recipe for Recovery

We’ve all lived through the throes of a bad Stampede hangover that begins with that terrible cotton ball mouth, a twisted stomach and utter confusion as to why you slept with your cowboy boots. This is just the beginning of a bad morning. From there, you’re left to put the pieces of your night back…

Calgary Stampede Prep 101

Stampede is officially two weeks away and it is time to start preparing for the 10 days of madness and country hoopla that are about to ensue! Here are a few ways to get yourself into the right headspace for the craziness to come: Detox before you re-tox Let’s be honest – you’re not going to…

Practical tips for Calgary Stampede party goers from us at Stmpdr

Tips for making sure you don’t get caught with your pants down, you’re forgiven, you get home ok and you don’t crash and burn. Have cash on hand $100 or $200 should work. Keep a few transit passes A book of 10 costs $30 and they’re super slim. Get them at convenience and grocery stores….

Cowboy Flair: Jewelry to Complete Your Stampede Outfit

Sometimes the perfect outfit falls short without the right accessories. Cowboy hat, check. Boots, check. Necklace, missing. Look no further than local jewelry company Cinder & Sage for all your Calgary Stampede accessory needs. You may recognize company owner Lindsay from Market Collective, that is if you could get anywhere near her booth. Always a…

Songza Playlists for Stampede 2014

With Stampede 2014 only ten days away (TEN DAYS!!!!!!!), here’s a list of the best Songza playlists to put you in the mood (as if you weren’t already, I know).   GNO (Girl’s Night Out) These contemporary country ladies know how to party! http://songza.com/listen/girls-night-out-country-songza/   Hillbilly Body Building Work out like a real cowboy. http://songza.com/listen/hillbilly-bodybuilding-songza/  …

Get your Stampede outfit together

Full disclosure: I’ve lived in Calgary for 12 years and have never owned a cowboy hat or cowboy boots. If you are like me and your wardrobe is devoid of Stampede wear, or if you are just looking for something unique that reflects your personal style, this list might help you find that hidden gem to…

stmpdr: Your Stampede Week Buddy

stmpdr fills the “what’s happening during Stampede Week” void and we’re glad you along for the ride. What is it about Stampede Week in Calgary that gets us just jacked, energized and ready to party? Maybe because it’s the one time of year that Calgary loosens up and truly enjoys itself. Sure, Sled Island, Folk…

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