Community,  Culture

Stampede Roundup and Oxford Stomp: Partying for a Good Cause

Stampede Roundup Journey 2
Journey rocks out at the Stampede Roundup.

It’s been a wonderful and exhausting 10 days of Stampede, but in between all the food, midway rides and line dances, Calgarians showed up en masse to celebrate and support a great charity cause. The annual Stampede Roundup and Oxford Stomp fundraisers put together some amazing outdoor concert experiences, with some western flair. Combined, the two events raised $400,000 for the Rotary Club of Calgary. What’s cool is that the funds raised will go towards enhancing the urban park experience in the city with the  Rotary/Mattamy Greenway Project. The initiative will provide 138 km of pathways and specialty parks circling the city, making it the longest urban pathway and park system in the world. The pathway will connect to 55 communities as well as to The City of Calgary’s existing pathway network. Think of it as the ring road around the city – but way better as you’ll be able to walk, bike, and enjoy all that nature has to offer around this pathway system. So if a little Stampede partying means that we get an awesome addition to our city landscape, then you can count me in on that fun.

Here are some pictures from both the Roundup and the Stomp. Enjoy!

Oxford Stomp passes
All-access to check out the show!
Coors Oxford Stomp
Photobooth time with the Coors ladies.
Big crowd Oxford Stomp
Big crowd awaits some great entertainment at Oxford Stomp.
Stampede Roundup Calgary Flames Joe Colbourne
The very sweet Joe Colbourne poses for a photo with me.
Stampede Roundup Harvey Hound flames
I think I was even more excited to meet Harvey the Hound! Yahoo!
Oxford Stomp veggie burger
Yea, I ate the veggie burger. It was damn good.
Oxford Stomp Spray fan
It was a hot, hot night but these spray fans helped cool us down.
Oxford stomp ladies
Enjoying the festivities with lovely friends.
Stampede Roundup Journey
Journey gets the crowd going at Stampede Roundup.
Oxford Stomp Sheryl Crow
What’s a Stampede photo without a giant cowboy hat in the scene? Sheryl Crow everybody!

Irene Seto is a Calgary lifestyle influencer supporting local from all angles.

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