The Calgary Stampede has long been a part of this city’s history. In recognition of this year’s event, on 10 weekdays (between July 4 and July 15), we’re sharing archival photo highlights and and events of note from the first 10 decades of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. This instalment: The Stampede in the 1990s.
1990: The Calgary Stampede released its Horizon 2000 expansion plan.
1990: Stampede parties were held in Australia, Jakarta, Indonesia, the Sultanate of Oman and Bolivia.
1990: A then-16-year-old Paul Brandt enters the Calgary Stampede Talent Search for the first time and makes the top 10; he goes on to win the competition two years later, propelling him on a path to country music super-stardom.
1992: Nashville North opens for the first time.
1994: The Stampede Foundation was established.
1996: Barrel racing was recognized as a major event and included in the $50,000 showdown.
1997: A permanent rodeo infield structure with 23 deluxe box suites was built at a cost of $8.2 million.
1998: It was the 75th anniversary of chuckwagon racing at the Stampede.
Compiled by Karen Crosby, Norma Marr and Aimee Benoit.