TT #1: Cowboys and Firefighters and Mini-donuts… Oh, my!
Every year in July, my beloved city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada demonstrates why it’s nicknamed “Cowtown.” (My buddies in Houston like to call Calgary “Little Houston,” but I don’t think we’re at that level.)
The Calgary Stampede bills itself as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” and is ten days of the world’s largest outdoor rodeo competition, midway rides, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuck wagon races, First Nations exhibitions, and FREE pancake breakfasts around the city. Last year, 1.2 million people attended the Calgary Stampede, which is pretty impressive since Calgary’s population is just shy of 1 million.
I have a love/hate relationship with the Calgary Stampede. On the one hand, work grinds to a halt because everyone’s out Stampeding…on company time, no less. On the other hand, out come the Western shirts, Wranglers, cowboy boots, 10-gallon hats, and belt buckles that can deflect bullets. Really, I kid you not. And not to mention the fringe. Fringe, fringe, fringe…everywhere fringe! Ugh!
13 Reasons for My Love/Hate Relationship with the Calgary Stampede
Another Trivia Contest!
The trivia question for this post: According to my usage, what does MBA stand for?
I’ll pull a name from all the correct entries and send a prize package consisting of a print copy of my current release, bookmarks, and an Ellora’s Cave RT cowboy card deck. Once again, you can post the answer in the Comments section or email me directly. Good luck!