Another year another Stampede / by Jon Apolonio

©Jon Apolonio

©Jon Apolonio

Well another year and the Calgary Stampede is just around the corner. Right in the heart of downtown Calgary and the entire stampede becomes a rodeo. Labeled as “The greatest outdoor show in the world” the city turns into a modern western world. Where it is okay to wear cowboy hats, cowboy boots, and obnoxiously large belt buckles in a professional work space.

Living in Calgary for 20 years i’m actually excited for stampede this year. Being in Vancouver made me realize how fun it was to go. Not going in the past couple years made realize what I was missing, the stories, the good times with friends, and just enjoying on what Calgary has to offer. Especially this year with having him actually like country will make it 10 times more fun.

When I was growing up I was getting sick and tired of going because it would always be the same thing every year with the prices going up everywhere. But now that i haven’t gone in the past couple years I think it will be a whole new experience for me. Even though everything will be crazy expensive and not worth purchasing it will still be heaps of fun. Next thing you know i’m gonna regret saying all of this and never going to want to go again.