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$100 for family thrills at Calgary Stampede

Travel Deal for April 27-28, 2013

vicky vacay deal of the dayIt’s called the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth and it enters its second millennium of thunderous action this year. The 2013 Calgary Stampede runs from July 5-14 and features rodeo thrills, midway rides, loads of food, giggles and some of the most fantastic entertainment on offer in Canada.

Among the numerous ticket packages available is the Family Getaway Evening that includes the Stampede’s best highlights, not the least of which is the scintillating Evening Show.

An adult ticket costs $100 while children’s tickets cost $76. A ticket-holder to the Calgary Stampede Family Getaway Evening package will receive:

• 1 reserved Evening Show seat (North or South End)
• 1 reserved ticket to the Enmax Corral Show
• 2 transit (Light Rail Train) passes to take you to and from the exhibition grounds
• 1 $10 food voucher
• 1 bag of mini donuts
• 1 Evening Show souvenir program
• CS branded whistle hat for children

To see all the packages available at the Stampede, check the Visit Calgary website. Bows to the Calgary Stampede

In 2012, the Calgary Stampede celebrated its centennial in grand style and was there in force to capture the moment and memories. Managing Editor was impressed that “despite the big dollars and corporate presence, the Stampede manages to retain a small-town atmosphere that will charm any visitor. More than 7,000 volunteers help staff the event, greeting tourists at the airport and providing information inside and out of Stampede Park. While that’s sweet, there’s also a level of sophistication that was absent a decade or so ago, and to many who still know the city as Cowtown that may be a surprise.”

Brijbassi also writes: “This is a big-budget, world-class event. Proof of that is in the dynamic ‘Century’ Grandstand Show that ran each of the 10 nights of the 2012 Stampede. Built as a celebration of the first 100 years of The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, the $3.8-million production was simply epic, and wouldn’t look out of place as part of an Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies. It featured Cirque du Soleil performers, an amazing group of young Chinese acrobats, a massive fabricated eagle that soared up to the 500 level of the grandstand and was ridden by a First Nations hoop dancer. The show was headlined by country music star Paul Brandt, a Calgarian who grew up attending the Stampede as a fan. Brandt made his entrance in spectacular fashion. Like the soaring eagle, he appeared more than 100 feet above the stage, singing on a circular platform with a circumference of no more than eight feet.”

Read more about the Calgary Stampede and its goals for 2013

To reserve your Family Evening Getaway tickets: Check the Visit Calgary website.

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