b'25 Calgary Stampede 2023 Report to the CommunityOH Ranch opens the gate for visitors of Open Farm DaysOH Ranch Open Farm Days Our historic OH Ranch opened its gates to the public again this year as part of Albertas Open Farm Days. Visitors were introduced to historic and present-day ranching practices and had the rare opportunity to have an inside look at the ranch property, its rich history and current educational programming.The OH Ranch is one of the oldest continual working cattle ranches in Alberta and it is located along the foothills of the Rockies with the Highwood River bordering it. Previous visitors have stated that theyKris Molle holds his hat high after tying for top bid of the nightwent away with a much better understanding of cattle production, safe livestock handling practices and a sense of pride regarding their agricultural neighbors. Ken and Deb Pigeon have managed the OH Ranch since 2012,$2.75 millionwhen the ranch was gifted to the Calgary Stampede from Philanthropist and Rancher, Bill Siebens. Their diverse andraised at the 2023 Calgary Stampedeinteresting background includes the management of The Bar UCanvas Auction, presented by CowboysRanch National Historic Site and the Ya Ha Tinda Ranch, both of which are owned by Parks Canada.their teams at the Calgary Stampede and throughout the racing Canvas Auctionseason. Kris Molle and Kurt Bensmiller tied for top bid of the night, each earning an impressive final bid of $170,000 from Graf 100 years after the first chuckwagon race was staged at the CalgaryMechanical Ltd. and Grey Eagle Resort & Casino, respectively.Stampede, the community continued to show strong support forAs we celebrated 100 years of this iconic, fast-paced sport, we also this iconic, fast-paced sport with $2.75 million being raised at thepartnered with the Alberta Boot Company on an additional offering: 2023 Calgary Stampede Canvas Auction, presented by Cowboys. a 100 Years of Chuckwagon Racing commemorative cowboy boot. The auction is an annual event that partners companies andHandcrafted by Alberta Boot, the design was put up for auction. groups with the 27 Chuckwagon drivers who are invited toThe first edition of only 100 pairs went to a lucky bidder with compete at the Stampede. The financial backing the Chuckwagonproceeds going towards the Calgary Stampede Foundation.drivers receive through the Canvas Auction is vital to supporting'