b'2023 Report to the Community Calgary Stampede 20Elbow River Camp at sunsetAgriculture & Western EventsStampede debut in the Nutrien Western Event Centre as part of Competitions and Exhibitions the Rocky Mountain Cups high-caliber competition. Thirty of the worlds best Breakaway Ropers competed for $50,000 in prize At the heart of what we do, animals are one of the primarymoney. Prior to that, we were also excited to present the first ever reasons more than a million people from our community andCalgary Stampede Ladies Breakaway Roping Qualifier on June 13 around the world visit the Calgary Stampede each year. Ourat the Nutrien Western Event Centre. events showcase horses, cattle and other livestock as workingTogether with BMO, the Calgary Stampede proudly recognized 18 animals and competing athletes. In 2023, we had upwards of 5,000families with the BMO Farm Family Awards for their commitment animals join us over the 10 days of Stampede, across showcases,to the agriculture industry and to each of their communities. Each programming and high energy performances.municipal district in southern Alberta nominated a family that A symbol of tradition, honour, and pride, the RCMP Musical Ride isdisplays the qualities of a farm family. The winning families were a Canadian icon recognized at home and abroad. The troop of upchosen for their contributions to Albertas farming and agriculture to 32 RCMP Riders and their horses performed intricatesectors. The selected families were welcomed onto Stampede Park formations and drills set to music, lasting about 30 minutes. for the BMO Farm Family Awards event, which included an awards This year was specifically memorable as the RCMP celebrated theirceremony, reception and brunch. 150th year. With performances in the Nutrien Western Event Centre as well as in GMC Stadium, guests had the opportunity to meet and visit with the members and horses before and after the performances in the Agriculture Barns. Stampede 2023 welcomed back fan-favourite programming along with some new and exciting events throughout the day and for prime time performances. The Nutrien Western Event Centre was at full capacity for the fast-paced action of the Cowboy Up Challenge, the Team Cattle Penning Finals and the thrilling World Stock Dog Championship. Following the success of the inaugural Rocky Mountain Cup at Stampede 2022, featuring the worlds best Team Ropers, Canadas richest day of roping returned to prime time in 2023 with the RCMP Musical Ride performs at the addition of a new event. Ladies Breakaway Roping made itsNutrien Western Event Centre'