Calgary – Savanna Sparvier, 2017 Calgary Stampede Indian Princess, will be showcasing her custom designed Stampede Parade regalia on Tuesday, May 9, at 1 p.m., at Alberta Boot Company.
Sparvier’s outfit is a representation of the five nations of Treaty 7 and pays homage to the importance of family legacy and tradition in First Nations culture. Sparvier’s mother, Sandra Sparvier, designed the outfit alongside Janine’s Custom Creations using inspiration from Sparvier’s grandmother, Emily Duck Chief, whose traditional dress was featured on the 1939 Calgary Stampede Poster.
Sparvier’s modern take on Duck Chief’s traditional dress features various historic elements that she will be happy to speak to at the reveal.
WHAT: Revealing of Stampede Parade Outfit created by Janine’s Custom Creations & Boots designed and created by Alberta Boot Co.
WHEN: Tuesday May 9, 2017 at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Alberta Boot Company
50 50th Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5N3
About the Calgary Stampede Indian Princess
As part of the Official Stampede Royalty program, the Calgary Stampede Indian Princess makes hundreds of appearances locally, nationally and internationally during her reign while educating those she meets about the rich, colorful First Nations culture. The Stampede Indian Princess embraces the legacy of the Calgary Stampede Indian Princess title and wears the crown with honour as she represents the five nations of Treaty 7, the Indian Village and the Calgary Stampede.
About the Calgary Stampede
The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.
See more at calgarystampede.com