Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Calgary’ Category

City of Calgary, Flames close to deal on new arena

Friday, July 19th, 2019
Victoria Park arena

A negotiating team for the city is close to reaching a deal with the Calgary Flames on building a new arena to replaces the NHL team’s aging home rink, a council member says.

Changing the chucks: The Stampede sport is no longer what it was in 1923 — what’s next?

Thursday, July 18th, 2019
Rangeland Derby History Collage

Over a century, chuckwagon racing at the Calgary Stampede has evolved from a sport with real stoves to one with microchipped horses. Now, historians question whether the Stampede can further improve the safety of the sport amid renewed calls from animal rights advocates to abolish it.

Inaugural chuckwagon finals to be ‘safest possible’ at Century Downs, says general manager

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
Stampede Second Horse Dead 20190711

A southern Alberta racetrack says it's confident in its ability to host a safe event amid calls for a ban on the sport after the deadliest Calgary Stampede in nearly a decade. 

2019 Calgary Stampede ties as 2nd deadliest year for chuckwagon horses

Monday, July 15th, 2019
Chad Harden

The 2019 Calgary Stampede is now tied for second place as the deadliest year for chuckwagon horses in more than three decades — with the total tally of animal deaths surpassing 100.

3 more horses put down after injuries during Stampede chuckwagon race

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Three more horses had to be euthanized after going down during the final night of the chuckwagon races at the Calgary Stampede, bringing the total number of horses that died during this year's event to six.

Driver fined $10K, disqualified after 3rd horse dies in Calgary Stampede chuckwagon races

Friday, July 12th, 2019
Stampede Second Horse Dead 20190711

A driver has been fined $10,000 and disqualified from the rest of the Calgary Stampede after a horse died in yesterday's Rangeland Derby, the third death involving horses competing in the chuckwagon races.

Horse killed at Calgary Stampede after breaking leg in chuckwagon races

Thursday, July 11th, 2019
Obrey Motowylo Calgary Stampede

A horse suffered a broken leg during a chuckwagon race at the Calgary Stampede on Wednesday evening and was deliberately killed after being evaluated by a veterinarian.

Calgary Stampede unveils long-missing 1930 poster

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
calgary stampede poster 1930

Calgary Stampede officials showed off a long-lost piece of its history on Wednesday: the only known surviving poster from the event in 1930.

Horse dies at Calgary Stampede following chuckwagon race

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
Calgary Stampede Chuckwagons (Heat of the Moment 2017)

A horse died at the Calgary Stampede on Monday following a race in the GMC Rangeland Derby. 

High-wire artist Nik Wallenda breaks his own world record at Calgary Stampede

Monday, July 8th, 2019
Nik Wallenda High-wire Calgary Stampede

Nik Wallenda has broken his own world record for the longest urban high-wire walk at the Calgary Stampede.???????