b'2023 Report to the Community Calgary Stampede 28In 2023, our industry peers recognized us through the following awards:Professional Rodeo Cowboys Canadian Music Week Live MusicAssociation (PRCA) Industry AwardsThis year, the PRCA recognized Stampede bucking horse XplosiveWe were thrilled to be nominated for Major Festival of the Year at Skies for her explosive bucking abilities, naming her the 2023 PRCAthe Canadian Music Week Live Music Industry Awards. Two of our Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year. Calgary Stampede Ranch Managercolleagues at Stampede Entertainment Inc., Adam Oppenheim and Tyler Krafts horse Baby Hes Hot, known as Baby, was awarded theNatasha Mandrusiak, were also nominated in individual PRCA Pickup Horse of the Year. professional categories. Natasha was nominated for Production Manager of the Year and Adam for Festival Buyer of the Year.Canadian Professional RodeoAssociation (CPRA) Awards International Association of Convention Centres (IAPC) AwardsAccolades continued for Xplosive Skies as the mare was also named 2023 CPRA Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year after anThe BMO Centre at Stampede Park was named the winnerincredible 2023 rodeo season. of the Innovation Award by the IAPC. Held in Luxembourg,this award recognizes exemplary achievements in convention Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) centre innovation. Our team put together a submission for this award around the development of our Client Concierge and Our bucking stock continued to be recognized, as 45 StampedeExhibitor Concierge teams, focusing on how we give our guestsbucking horses and one bull were selected by the competitors an exceptional experience when visiting or exhibiting atto take part in the 2023 CFR. Tyler Kraft was once again selectedStampede Park. by his peers to be a Pickup Man for the event, a true testamentto his skill.Best Annual Family Festival National Finals Rodeo (NFR) The Calgary Stampede was once again awarded Best Annual Family Festival in the 2023 Calgarys Child Magazine Parents The Calgary Stampede once again represented at NFR. Choice Awards. Developed to recognize quality family retailers and Stampede Ranch Manager Tyler Kraft was recognized by his service providers in our community, readers were invited to vote peers and was selected as one of the 2023 NFR Pickup Men. online for their family favorites. The votes were tabulated and the 23 of our best bucking stock were also selected to take part in Calgary Stampede came out on top! this prestigious event. We were also honoured to be recognizedas a finalist in the Stock Contractor of the Year category during White Hat Awardsthe events awards ceremony. Since 1962, the White Hat Awards have been recognizing Canadian Country Music Association individual achievements in the citys tourism industry. In 2023, the (CCMA) Awards Calgary Stampede was proud to have 33 volunteer and employee semi-finalists and three employees named as finalists. The CCMAs named the Calgary Stampede as a finalist for Country Festival, Fair, or Exhibition of the Year. Along with thatSusan Arthurs, Manager, Youth Education Programs, Calgary nomination, Stampede Entertainment Inc.s Adam Oppenheim Stampede Foundation, was the winner of the Mayors White Hat was named a finalist for the Ron Sakamoto Talent Buyer of theAward. This award honours an individual who created a legacy or Year Award.positive recognition program or event that has enhanced or promoted Calgary either locally, nationally or internationally. San Francisco World Spirits CompetitionA toast to our partner at Eau Claire Distillery for winning gold in the rye whisky category at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, for its Stampede Canadian Rye Whisky, the official whisky of the Calgary Stampede.'