Calgary Chamber goes to the Stampede
July 15, 2019
Calgary is known for its cowboy heritage which is celebrated each year at the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, the Calgary Stampede.
This year, the Stampede saw over 1.27 million visitors to the grounds, the second highest in history. With this many visitors the economic impact of the event is significant. This year, Calgary Stampede President and Chairman of the Board, Dana Peers, estimated that the event generated $250 million in economic benefit and related tax revenue for the city, province and country.
The economic impact of Stampede isn’t just about tax revenue. The total estimated contribution to the local economy is now more than $400 million annually and the Chuckwagon Canvas Auction are watched carefully as an economic indicator as to the confidence levels of the city’s businesses. For more information about the 2019 Auction and the economic impact of the Stampede read our July 2 blog, The Calgary Stampede Auction and Agriculture.
During the 10 days of Stampede the Calgary Chamber team participated in many activities and indulged in the cowboy culture!
The Chamber team took in the Rodeo!
Chamber President and CEO, Sandip Lalli with William Joseph at the Chuck Wagon races.
Aaron Wilson, Director of Sales, Marketing, and Corporate Partnerships, with Latoya Graham, Relationship Specialist at the TWT party.
Sandip Lalli celebrating with Teck Resources.
Sandip Lalli with Edmonton Chamber President and CEO, Janet Riopel, at the Platform Calgary event.
Calgary Chamber board of directors at the Navigator Reception.
Sandip Lalli with the Crestview Strategies team.
Aaron Wilson with Cenovus, watching the Chuck Races.
Sandip Lalli with Bayer Crop Science, supporting the Chuck Wagons.
Latoya Graham enjoys a luncheon BBQ at Surecall.
Air Canada hosted the Chamber for their YYCeasar party.
Sandip Lalli and Edmonton Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Janet Riopel at the BILD Calgary BBQ.