The 1912 Stampede My Grandfather made the trip from Edmonton to Calgary to attend the first Calgary Stampede 100 years ago. 76 years later I was crowned as one of the Calgary Stampede Princesses of 1988. Susanne Astley Smith Enjoying the collection of Stampede Stories? Share your Stampede story. Send it to mystampede@calg.... (by submitting your story you agree to our Terms and Conditions here).