The Calgary Stampede Song / Wilf Carter
When I’m not trying to wake people up – including myself,
I do ordinary things – like go to the Calgary Stampede.
The Stampede is a 10 day event and Rose and I go down to the
Stampede Grounds for one day every year – usually Seniors Day (get in free!).
We take transit because driving around downtown is insane.
Calgary – not a town anymore.
The Saddledome. Soon to be torn down and replaced
by a new $550-million arena.
(Would we be surprised if that reaches a billion before it’s finished?)
Anyway … The Calgary Stampede: quite an event.
There’s action all over town.
Horses get ‘right of way’.
It’s crazy at the transit station.
Hope you don’t mind crowds.
The gates are in sight.
No drunks; No drugs; No guns; No smoking; No tasers; No blades; No drones;
No explosives; No baseball bats, hockey sticks, golf clubs, bows and arrows;
Etc; Etc; Etc …
Geez, you can’t do anything.
On the grounds.
Lots of people.
Places to rest.
But you can win stuff: cars, trucks, motorcycle, a house. lottery … many things.
Things like this car.
Have a silly pic taken.
The Return of the great Western Painter C. M. Russell.
We always go to the Art Exhibits first.
“Go ahead … try t’ steal me.”
Lots of fun !