Get a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of a 2017 Calgary Stampede Parade Float

Calgary – On Saturday, June 17, 2017, we invite the media to join the Calgary Stampede Parade Committee for a behind-the-scenes tour of the 2017 Ismaili Muslim Community parade float being built for the 105th Calgary Stampede Parade.

The Ismaili Community has been part of the Calgary Stampede Parade for the past 29 years. This year’s entry is titled Our Canada: The Land of Opportunity. The float pays tribute to values which are integral both to Canada and the Ismaili community—pluralism, giving back to the community, compassion and care for the less fortunate.

WHAT: Behind-the-scenes opportunity to view the production of the Ismaili Muslim Community float as it is being built for the Calgary Stampede Parade

WHO: Michael Wetherup, Chair – Calgary Stampede Parade Committee
Tasneem Rahim, volunteer, and other members of the Ismaili Muslim Community

WHEN: Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10 a.m.

WHERE: 2020 – 27th Avenue NE (enter from the 27th Avenue entrance and park/enter at the rear of the building)

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.

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