Calgary stampede rodeo

Highlights of the 100th Calgary Stampede

Photo Slideshow by Julia Pelish Visuals Editor

Calgary stampede rodeo

Bareback riding is one of the most exciting events at the Calgary Stampede rodeo. (Julia Pelish/

CALGARY, ALBERTA — The 100th Calgary Stampede was a blur of action, featuring soaring entertainment acts, high-intensity rodeo action and loads of midway fun. In the end, it was a record-smashing 10 days of activity that included only one day of rain. The most successful rodeo champions hauled in $100,000 in their ultimate competitions while fans of the “Century” Grandstand Show were treated to some of the best entertainment acts in the world, including members of Cirque du Soleil, as well as a dramatic production headlined by country music star and local boy Paul Brandt. In the video above are some of the highlights of’s visit to the Stampede.

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A photographer who has worked in the largest media markets in Canada and the U.S., Julia’s travel photos and videos have been featured prominently in the Toronto Star and been exhibited in galleries in Toronto, New York and Vancouver. Her new line of photo jewelry was inspired by her travels. Even though she is an American, one of her favourite travel experiences was spending Canada Day 2000 on Parliament Hill, joining in a parade with then-Prime Minister Jean Chretien and others. Julia is’s Visuals Editor. See her work at

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