Rodeo has been part of Lethbridge history for the past 114 years, starting in 1904, two years after Raymond’s first Stampede. The 1904 rodeo was staged by Ray Knight, creator of the Raymond event, as part of Lethbridge’s annual fair. It wasn’t the only new event that year. A parade was also held with a contingent of 400 Siksiksitaapi. The 1904 event was held at the 40-acre Queen Victoria Park, the original site of the exhibition. In 1911, the rodeo relocated to the present-day exhibition grounds and it was there in 1918 where the amalgamated Fair and Stampede occurred.>>
The live music scene in our city is flourishing this summer, thanks to the efforts of passionate organizers. Jane Edmunson brings us behind the scenes to meet the people behind the Wide Skies Festival, Girl Rock Camp and Flip Fest.
Girls Rock Camp
Silvana Campus’ drive to be a musician started early. “I was really fortunate,” she says. “My dad was a drummer, so when I wanted to play there wasn’t a second thought.” That early support laid the foundation for Campus to build a musical career spanning two decades, numerous bands, and countless nights of rock and roll.
Whoop-Up Days Parade
Whoop-Up Days Parade is a community event designed to entertain families and visitors in the community. It is the kick-off to Exhibition Park’s annual Whoop-Up Days Family Festival. The full week of festivities start with pancake breakfasts and bar-b-ques street dances and community coming together. Exhibition Park invites all Lethbridge businesses to join in the fun and excitement of Whoop-Up Days in the third week of August 21-25, 201