It all started, quite innocently...
....with a 'snack' on 9th Avenue!
(Atlantic Avenue back then)
During the 1923 Calgary Stampede,
a grizzled young chuckwagon
driver by the name of Jack Morton had, (due to lack of funds for accommodation),
resorted to camping at the CPR train station in downtown Calgary. Jack, a likeable
character, was well-known in the area. Soon old friends began stopping by
for a visit. One morning a number of cowboys were sharing Jack's breakfast
as Calgarians and visitors alike passed by. They were cordially invited to join the group.
Thus began the tradition of friendly hospitality, which has made Calgary famous throughout
Such tradition is carried on today by the Stampede Caravan. Year
enthusiastic volunteers from the
provide a hearty meal and good, old fashioned, western entertainment for special
large tourism related special events anywhere in the World.
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Since 1976 Stampede Caravan has been spread'in
our brand of Calgary
Canada and as far away as Great Britain, Kentucky, Hong Kong, Australia and Texas.
During The Stampede, you'll find the Stampede Caravan at major
shopping centres. You'll be served up some
flapjacks, sausage with all the trimmin's and of course a little juice to go
with it. Then we'll set your toes a tapping with a helping of good
ole country music. You'll experience a part of Canada's heritage by witnessing a
demonstration of native hoop dancing. You'll meet the Stampede Queen and her Princesses, rodeo cowboys,
mascots and visiting dignitaries. Your children can enjoy clowns, a
petting zoo and pony rides.
You'll see top marching bands from around the world and you may even get to try out your
country dancing shoes.