Call of the Prairies
My Stampede story is more a story of being introduced to Alberta and how it became home.
It all began as a 10 year old on vacation with my parents from Ontario in the late 70's to Calgary and the Stampede. Seeing the wide open never ending prairies transform into majestic snow capped peaks (even in the summer!) was something I'll never forget.
The stage show was what I was most amazed with at the Stampede with helicopters flying and fireworks lighting up the big Alberta sky. And I wore a cowboy hat for the first time!
Those sights and love of Alberta wouldn't leave me as 20+ years later I would move from Ontario to Wild Rose Country. My first summer back I knew where I was going that July ...the Calgary Stampede!
Paul Wesley Hunt