b'2023 Report to the Community Calgary Stampede 2Stampede 2023 marked a year of milestones as we celebrated 100We started 2023 with optimism, focusing on key priorities: our years of Chuckwagon Racing and the community spirit behind 100people, our Park and our community. While 2023 proved to be a years of pancakes. In July, we welcomed nearly 1.4 million guests toyear of many successes, the Stampede remains on a multi-year our celebration of Western heritage and community spirit, whilejourney of post-pandemic recovery.We have moved forward with officially marking the second-highest attended Stampede in ourthese steadfast priorities and will continue to recognize the 111-year history. importance of celebrating our accomplishments as we continue The excitement didnt stop at Stampede 2023. Year-round weinto the year ahead. hosted more than a thousand additional events on Stampede Park,2024 is set to be an even bigger year. Stampede Park willbringing millions more guests and community members to ourtransform as we get ready to welcome the world to thegathering place with events like Nitro Rally Cross, Cirque du Soleilexpanded BMO Centre, Sam Centre, 17 Avenue extensionand the World Petroleum Congress, to name a few. and Victoria Park/Stampede Station rebuild, all of which areWe also connected with thousands of youth in our communityset to be completed this year. through performance, education and agricultural learningNone of what weve achieved in the past year, or will achieve inopportunities, including a brand new program, the OH Ranchthe year to come, would be possible without the support ofBranded Beef Youth Ambassador Program. our neighbours, sponsors, donors, government partners, Our Western heritage and agricultural roots were also showcasedcommunity partners, volunteers and employees. Our through a number of events and learning opportunities for allaccomplishments are truly yours, and we are grateful forages, highlighting the importance of the urban and ruralyour dedication to the Calgary Stampede.connection. During Stampede 2023, we introduced an excitingWe look forward to these significant milestones in 2024 and new agricultural program, the Stampede Cellar International Winecontinuing to celebrate them with you, our community. Show, which will further our organizations Agri-food and Beverage vision with exciting new programming starting in 2024.Our Stampede bucking stock put on a show, not only at The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, but at rodeos across North America, earning top rides and top stock-of-the-year awards. Focusing on the future, we were proud to partner with theWill Osler, KCJoel Cowley Province of Alberta, The City of Calgary and the Calgary SportsPresident & Chair of the Board Chief Executive Officerand Entertainment Corporation to bring a new Event Centre to our great city.Top all of this off with hundreds more Stampede events we hosted and attended within the community, and the major progress made on several Stampede Park development projects, and its easy to see what an incredible year we had.2024 is set to be an even bigger year. Stampede Park will transform as we get ready to welcome the world to theBMO Centre expansion.'