With just two weeks to go Calgary was flooded and the Stampede Grounds right to downtown were covered with water. The following day the mayor announced the Stampede would happen – just as it has every other year since it started in the early 1900’s.
The Stampede grounds are near two mighty rivers that join, close to downtown. The whole area was flooded right to downtown. MacLeod Trail – a major route into downtown was closed for days.
But in true Calgarian spirit again with help and effort the show will go on, just two weeks later. The grounds were pumped out, new sod, tracks, pens cleaned out and ready for animals and the mid-way once again clear and ready within a week. Again the amazing help from volunteers and businesses alike have made the impossible possible.
After the water is pumped out, it’s just fast clean-up time. Cowtown is nearly ready for the greatest outdoor show on earth.
We are ready. We are Calgary.