Calgary spirit shines through at rainy Stampede Parade

CALGARY ­— Another successful Calgary Stampede Parade has wrapped up, kicking off the 107th annual Stampede.

Rainy conditions didn’t dampen the spirits of the thousands of spectators who came to watch the event this morning. Visitors were treated to a display of over 112 entries, including over 200 horses, 32 floats and 19 marching bands.

“No other event brings Calgarians together like the Stampede and we’re happy to report another safe and successful parade this year,” says CEMA Chief Tom Sampson. “Safety is our first priority and we will continue to monitor events with our agency members throughout Stampede to ensure a safe and enjoyable time for all visitors.”

Calgarians are reminded that all parade roadways will remain closed until approximately 2 p.m., to protect public and pedestrian safety along the whole route. Vehicles in parkades and residences along those roads will not be able exit until the entire parade is complete and roads have been re-opened by The City. A full list of closures is available here.

The Calgary Stampede is set to run from July 5 to 14, attracting over one million attendees annually.

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